Hilton proclaims Sean Rowe an "epic storyteller" while Boilen says his upcoming August 28th album The Salesman and the Shark possesses "a fabulous, fabulous sound to go with his deep,deep voice." Hilton then adds, "He can just crush granite with that voice. It is so powerful."
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The Salesman and the Shark was recorded at historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles utilizing the very same mixing board used to make timeless classics such as The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street, T-Rex's Electric Warrior, The Beach Boy's Smile and seminal works by Tom Waits, Neil Young and more.
Appropriately, the soulful and evocative sounds on Rowe's latest are a perfect blend of the warmly familiar and astonishingly new. The songs move effortlessly between a sense of intimacy and a cinematic like sound complete with a nine piece string section. The entire album was recorded live in studio using only real instruments.
The resulting album is ambitious and profoundly moving, a momentous collection of songs that would feel perfectly at home on a cherished classic album, or as just what they are, a riveting tour de force by an important new talent named Sean Rowe.
Live Dates: Saturday, June 30, 2012 New York, NY US Pianos Friday, July 6, 2012 New York, NY US The Living Room Saturday, July 7, 2012 Saratoga Springs, NY US Caffe Lena Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Arlington, VA US IOTA Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Philadelphia, PA US World Cafe Live Saturday, July 14, 2012 New Haven, CT US Cafe Nine Sunday, July 15, 2012 Asbury Park, NJ US The Saint Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Allston, MA Great Scott Saturday, July 21, 2012 New York, NY US Mercury Lounge