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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

NPR First Listen Premieres Sean Rowe "Madman"

NPR’s First Listen series is premiering the anticipated new album by singer-songwriter SEAN ROWE entitled Madman. The record arrives in stores this September 9th. Listen here: href="http://www.npr.org/2014/08/31/343145976/first-listen-sean-rowe-madman">NPR.org>

Early reviews of Madman have been glowing:

Esquire Magazine, ”Sean Rowe is an intense man. When he sings, shouts, bangs that guitar, you sit up and take notice, listen, absorb. You're right there with him, not gazing into a phone's glowing screen or pretending not to care. His kind of intensity pulls you in and keeps you there in the moment, until he's done with you and spits you out the other side.”

CMT Edge, “It stirs something primal inside you.”

MP3Hugger.com, “there is something altogether mesmerizing about Sean Rowe’s baritone. And that’s even before you start digging to understand the character behind the music.”

NPR Music, "Singer Sean Rowe has a deep, soulful voice that can stir even the most hardened soul.”

On his new record Madman, SEAN ROWE has created a beautifully primal work. The record is deliberately, if not defiantly, simple in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and ROWE’s incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed distinctly more connected.

ROWE has spent much of the previous year traveling the country with his guitar, performing in people’s living rooms for a series of house concerts. In a deliberate contradiction to the prevailing expectations of a professional musician, the singer chose to interact with fans in the most intensely personal manner. ROWE will be returning to the concert stage when he tours North America in support of Madman later this month.

SEAN ROWE Tour Dates:

9/13: Hastings On Hudson, NY at The Purple Crayon
9/14: Pittsburgh, PA at Club Cafe
9/16 Nelsonville, OH at Stuarts Opera House Backstage
9/17: Louisville, KY at Waterfront Park for WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays
9/19: Duluth, GA at Red Clay Theatre w/ Amy Ray
9/21: Asheville, NC at The Mill w/ Ethan Johns
9/23: Vienna, VA at Jammin Java
9/24: Philadelphia, PA at WCL
9/25: NYC at Rockwood 2
9/26: NYC at Rockwood 3
10/1: Northampton, MA at The Parlor Room
10/2: Providence, RI at Columbus Theatre
10/3: Troy, NY at Cultural Arts Center
10/4: Woodstock, NY at Colony Cafe
10/11: Los Angeles, CA at The Mint with Ethan Johns
10/13: Santa Barbara, CA at Soho
10/14: Cambria, CA at the Wise Owl: Songwriters At Play Series
10/15: San Francisco, CA at Hotel UTAH
10/16: Santa Cruz, CA at The Crepe Place
10/19: Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios
10/21: Seattle, WA at The Sunset Tavern
10/23: Cottage Grove, OR at Axe & Fiddle
10/26: Santa Monica, CA at McCabes
11/14: Albany, NY at the College of Saint Rose: Masry Center for the Arts

SEAN ROWE W/ Shakey Graves
12/3: Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall
12/4: Milwaukee, WI at Turner Hall
12/5: Madison, WI at High Noon
12/6: Minneapolis, MN at The Cedar Cultural Center
12/7: Des Moines, IA at Wooly's
12/9: Omaha, NE at The Waiting Room
12/11: Denver, CO at The Bluebird
12/12: Denver, CO at The Bluebird
12/14: Colorado Springs, CO at Ivywild School

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