You will know Sean Rowe by the depth and power of his singing voice. Like a soul-drenched Bill Callahan, the Troy, NY native delivers poetically imperfect, slice-of-life story-songs in his unmistakable baritone on the recently released New Lore LP. The album, out last month via Anti-, was funded by a Kickstarter campaign inspired by “the equivalent of a mid-life music crisis,” according to the album’s accompanying literature, and features some of Rowe’s most inspired work to date. Like Damien Jurado’s recent series of psych-tinged concept albums, it’s an intriguing departure for an alt-folk standby. Friday’s intimate Caledonia show should be memorable.
SEAN ROWE Acclaimed alternative folk singer-songwriter from New York. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
FAYE WEBSTER Folk singer-songwriter from Atlanta.