I’ve heard some of Sean Rowe’s songs over the years but never had the opportunity to see him live, something which I corrected last week. Now I’m not sure whether to regret what I’ve previously missed or look forward to the next time I can see him perform. I’m going with the latter.
Anyone who has heard his music will recognize his distinctive baritone voice as well as the melodic richness of his songwriting. The live performance, just his voice guitar and some dramatic effects.
The two songs offered here were among the highlights. His take on Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” was the most fiery version of the song that I’ve heard while “Gas Station Rose,” from the just released New Lore, was mesmerizing.
About the author: Mild-mannered corporate executive by day, excitable Twangville denizen by night.