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All About: Sean Rowe

To give a brief introduction to Sean Rowe, this singer-songwriter has an incredible, deep voice and as a naturalist, he tends to write much about man and nature. His songs tend to be sparsely instrumented, likely to showcase the subject matter of his songs. The truly best introduction to Sean Rowe is to listen to his first album on ANTI-, entitled Magic. If you’d like to experience the force of his baritone in person and happen to live in Canada, we have two tickets to give away to his April 14th show at Dakota Tavern. Keep reading for more information, along with a playlist of songs he likes, and Five Questions with the Band.

Five Questions with Sean Rowe

  1. Who do you think is an important musician that most people have never heard of before?
    Sean Rowe: The late…Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. I first heard his voice from a soundtrack called the Bandit Queen. His sound is so unreal and unbelievable. To me he sounds more like the voice of creation rather than human. He was certainly a lot more famous in India/Asia then in America.
  2. If you had access to any record in the world, what would you listen to right now?
    SR: There’s a really rare version of the soundtrack to the Bandit Queenrecorded by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan I’d love to get my hands on again.
    I only had that particular version on cassette and lost it a few years back. 
  3. Which album or artist do you most associate with your childhood?
    SR: Beach Boys (Endless Summer) for sure. I used to play that album religiously on my 8-track cassette when i was 7 years old. That music was my sanctuary.
  4. We hope people are ______________ when they listen to our music.
    SR: Not committing atrocities
  5. We were thinking about ______________ when we wrote music for the new album.
    SR: Justin Bieber

Sean Rowe’s label, ANTI-, is also on Rdio. So if you love Sean’s music, follow them to find more great artists. Today they are hosting a playlist, created by Sean Rowe.

See Sean Rowe in Toronto

Would you like to see Sean Rowe live? If you live in Canada, this may be your lucky week. Answer the question below by leaving a comment on this blog post (or respond to @Rdio with your answer and include the hashtag #SeanRoweCA) between now and midnight tomorrow. We’ll randomly pick someone to win two tickets to Sean Rowe’s April 14th show at the Dakota Tavern in Toronto. Read the Official Rules for more information.

What is your favorite line of Sean Rowe lyrics?

∞  April 5, 2011 — 12:00AM