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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Jeff Rowe's Barstool Conversations due Aug 24


Jeff Rowe has announced his release with Anchorless Records and Gunner Records BARSTOOL CONVERSATIONS will come out on August 24th and you can listen to a new track titled “Kate”  by going here! Joe from Smoke or Fire lends his vocals on “Kate” and a few others on the album. 

 Gunner records will be releasing the record in Europe and the U.K. on Aug.24th. You can check their website out at for more info. as well. On that note, I  am happy to also announce a European tour in which I will be main support for my buds in Landmines from Sept. 3rd - Oct. 2nd. I will post tour info real soon. Good Times!

Upcoming Shows
Jun 5 2010
Boston, MA

Jun 12 2010
Cambridge, Massachuse

Jun 19 2010
Arlington, Mass

Jun 24 2010
Allston, Ma

Jun 25 2010
Buffalo, NY

Jun 26 2010
Oswego, NY

Jul 12 2010
Cambridge, Massachuse, US

Jul 30 2010
Salem, Massachuse, US

Gloucester, Massachusetts can be a tough town. Born and raised in this small port town north of Boston, Jeff Rowe cut his teeth on punk rock. He and his band mates in the now defunct BoxingWater often sang about the frustrations and angst that comes along with an attempt to rise above a backdrop that's trying it's hardest to keep you down. And now, with a new clarity that perhaps comes with time and age, Rowe is telling these stories again throughout his new album Barstool Conversations out August 24th on Anchorless Records.

Though comparisons and influences are inevitable, Rowe's brand of acoustic folk has a unique freshness. Without sounding contrived Rowe manages this familiar medium with a natural ease which, as it should be, allows his songs to be the center of our attention. Rowe's songs, though at times extremely personal, have a universality that allows the listener to not only glimpse Rowe's perspective but also urge a sort of self reflection on our part as well.

There is no songwriter elitism here, just an honest attempt at showing that music can not only help, but perhaps heal. Frailty, anger, hope, all of which are conditions we all deal with are brought to the forefront in Rowe's music and they are dealt with an insight we can all benefit from. After spending several years in the southern heat of Richmond, Virginia bettering his craft, Rowe returned to Massachusetts and released his first acoustic music as one half of Tomorrow The Gallows, a duo consisting of Rowe and longtime friend Bertram Holdredge.

Now, out on his own, and ready to get back on the road, Rowe is armed with twelve of his finest songs.  Barstool Conversations was recorded and produced in Richmond, VA by Lance Koehler (Tim Barry, Landmines) at Minimum Wage Studios.  Long time friend and vocalist of Smoke or Fire, Joe McMahon, makes a guest appearance on the record.

 Rowe hasn't spent the better part of his life writing and recording music for labels or deadlines or some silly form of status, but because he has too, just as surely as we all have to breathe.


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