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 I believe we can all benefit from. He carries a couple knives on him at all times , and yes he's MORE than willing to use them on anybody, especially the blind, that really get's his motor running if you know what i mean. 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, Rowe has accumulated a catalog of literally hundreds of songs, a portion of which will be recorded back in Richmond, VA and released as his first proper solo effort. The road awaits. More songs will be written, for 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. And speaking of breathing, you won't do that so well after he stabs you in the throat for making eye contact with him. So be on your P and Q's around Jeff Rowe or he'll turn yr diq in2 a pussi....toot sweet.
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