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Sean Rowe's New Lore Out Now
Friday, April 7th, 2017

Sean Rowe's New Lore Out Now

In their profile of Rowe this week, the The Wall St. Journal compares the record’s sound to a recently departed legend, writing “Rowe’s barrel-aged baritone conjures up his longtime inspiration, Leonard Cohen" while NPR writes that Rowe’s “room-rattling baritone demands attention.”

The new record undoubtedly focuses on both Rowe’s powerful voice and evocative lyrics. The result is a collection of affecting stories of desperation and resilience with Rowe’s voice beautifully augmented by flourishes of piano and a string section. New Lore was recorded in Memphis at the historic Sam Phillips Recording studio.

Rowe says of New Lore, “This is a record about loneliness and a longing for connectedness. This yearning for a sense of home. Musically, I think this record is more focused than any before. I’ve become really aware about what it is that I do well, allowing my voice to come through and lyrically grab people with the stories. Those are kind of my superpowers. The instruments on the record never intrude on my voice and words.”

It is a powerful and emotional sound that echo’s Rowe’s recent crossover hit “To Leave Something Behind” a song that resonated with a whole new wider audience after being featured in the recent Ben Affleck film 'The Accountant.’

Rowe has released a video for the track “Newton’s Cradle” from New Lore which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aVg7MpP3qY

US Live Dates
4/14: Providence, RI at Columbus Theatre
4/15: Exeter, NH at The Word Barn
4/19: NYC at Mercury Lounge #
4/20: Cambridge, MA at Club Passim *
4/21: New Haven, CT at Cafe Nine %
4/22: Northampton, MA at The Parlor Room
4/27: Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live @
4/28: Washington DC at DC9 @
4/29: Charlottesville at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall @
4/30: Carrboro, NC at Cat’s Cradle Back Room @
5/3: Asheville, NC at The Mothlight @
5/4: Charlotte, NC at Evening Muse @
5/5: Athens, GA at Caledonia Lounge @
5/6: Atlanta, GA at Eddie’s Attic @
5/10: Nashville at The High Watt @
5/11: Louisville, KY at Zanzabar @
5/12: Newport, KY at Southgate House Revival @
5/13: Columbus, OH at Rumba Cafe @
5/17: Rochester, NY at Abilene Bar & Lounge #
5/18: Hudson, NY at Club Helsinki #
5/19: Troy, NY at The Hangar #

# with Girl Blue
* with Cricket Blue
% with That Virginia
@ with Faye Webster

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5/26 GB London St Pancras Old Church
5/27 BE Antwerp Arenberg 1
5/29 NL Amsterdam Vondelkirk
5/30 DE Hamburg Mojo Jazz Club
5/31 DE Berlin Monarch
6/2 FR Paris Les Etoiles

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