Opening Act: Matthew Carefully
Doors 8 / Show 9
18+ / $8 Door ($12 Under 21)
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. The San Francisco Chronicle described the record as “beautiful and haunting.”On his new album The Salesman and the Shark, Rowe has created a work that brilliantly re-configures classic sounds in support of his intensely observational lyrics and the remarkable ever evolving vocals which inspired No Depression Magazine to succinctly state, “Man, that voice.”“The Salesman and the Shark” is a creative tour de force showcasing Rowe’s gifted writing and absolutely astonishing voice. It was recorded live at historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles using only real instruments. It was produced by Woody Jackson utilizing the very same mixing board used to make timeless classics such as The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street, T-Rex’s Electric Warrior, The Beach Boy’s Smile and seminal works by Tom Waits, Neil Young and more.“Now that the Grammys have passed, look for this singer-songwriter to follow in the footsteps of rootsy nominees Ray LaMontagne or Mumford & Sons. Rowe’s record mostly showcases his haunted baritone and gently plucked guitar. Nothing fancy, just quietly soulful song craft in the tradition of Van Morrison that demands an audience around a campfire.” (Los Angeles Times)Special Guest: Matthew Carefully
Former Kamikaze Heart and man about town Matthew Carefully is a musician from upstate New York performing original and adapted / rearranged music on mandolin, banjo, acoustic & electric guitars, drums, percussion and much more. He is mildly obsessed with marrying traditional instruments with modern technology and sounds.
Known to utilize live on-the-fly looping, octave pedals, thick distortion and heavy reverb, Matthew delivers a unique, constantly evolving musical performance.