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Wednesday, March 16 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Sean Rowe

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Sean Rowe's honest and haunting songwriting has already earned comparisons to Van Morrison's Astral Weeks phase, for his abstract lyric phrasing, and the way he crafts an experience of emotion, rather than telling a linear tale. Most powerfully he brings to mind Leonard Cohen, with songwriting which tends to build into powerful, yet vulnerable, cathedral-like monuments of sound. The song 'American,' with its yearning strings and earnest piano bring chills and a catch in your throat. Rowe's album Magic (Anti Records) is his homage to what he believes in, to what he finds magical in the world. The themes of love, innocence, sex and nature prevail in its heartfelt, crafted songs. On the ambient, deeply resonant closer 'The Long Haul,' Rowe's voice crackles with life. 'And I never hit the spring so hard/ a newborn song on an old guitar/ and I know what it means to be alive,' he sings. And like the most evocative, important works of art, Magic begs the question of its listener: What makes you feel alive?
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Sean Rowe

Several years ago musician and naturalist Sean Rowe walked out into the wilderness alone. He spent the next 24 days constructing shelter and foraging for food to eat. He would come away from the experience with the songs that would eventually comprise his dazzling debut album Magic... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lamberts 401 W 2nd St

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