Sean Rowe

Sean Rowe

  • Folk
  • Pop/Rock
  • Singer/Songwriter

Sean Rowe

  • Folk
  • Rock
  • Singer/Songwriter

“We are the elders of our minds,” sings Sean Rowe on “Gas Station Rose,” the track that ushers in his fourth album, New Lore, with plaintive plucks of guitar and steady drips of piano that fall in like rain. It’s a sparse and beautiful moment, anchored by Rowe’s unparalleled voice – so full of gravely soul, aged and edged by years on the road, as a father and husband, as a creative force always looking for the next rhyme. And, so integral to the man that he is, one that is constantly absorbing nature. It wasn’t the easiest journey to get to the ten vulnerable songs that comprise New Lore (out April 7th care of Anti-) – it took a label change, a trip to Memphis and some support from unexpected places – but what resulted is a roadmap for a gentle heart in modern times, in a world where the best oracle isn’t within a computer, but within ourselves.

Though Rowe has often made his hometown of Troy, New York and its surrounding areas his creative base, New Lore brought a new environment, and a new producer. Appropriate to his love of folk-blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf, he ventured to Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis to work with Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price). They tapped into the history of the legendary space to hone a sound that is at once rich and stark, putting Rowe’s deep and dynamic rage at the forefront. Because if high notes can shatter windows, Rowe’s low and guttural ones can meld sand into glass.

Girl Blue

  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Singer/Songwriter

Girl Blue is the pseudonym of singer-songwriter Arielle O’Keefe . She debuted her first recorded release on October 5, 2016 with an EP titled “I Am Not A Star”, introducing a new sound that blends raw soul and rock with keen pop songwriting sensibilities. The single “Fire Under Water” was immediately picked up by Spotify and within a month saw over 1 million plays. Arielle is a fierce and dynamic vocalist and performer, and an accomplished writer and lyricist with “…a depth in [her] words that belie her age”. Audiences have summed up her live performance as follows: “There is nothing that can prepare you for the force of emotion and the passion that comes when she begins to sing.” And it’s not only audiences who’ve taken notice. The moniker maybe new, but Arielle has been invited onstage to sing with such names as singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and the legendary Rod Stewart. She spent a time writing for other artists under Universal Music, has creatively collaborated from coast to coast, and had a television debut on the “E” Network’s program “Opening Act”. She now moves forward as Girl Blue, a girl and her songs with a mission to stay true to the craft and let nothing stand between good music and an audience.

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