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Birth name  Sean Rowe
Instruments  Vocals, guitar
Name  Sean Rowe
Genres  Folk, alternative
Years active  2009–present
Role  Singer-songwriter

Origin  Troy, New York, United States
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter, guitarist

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Sean Rowe (born in Troy, New York) is an alternative folk singer-songwriter and musician.


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Early life

Born and raised in Troy, New York, Rowe started playing music at an early age. He received a bass guitar from his father on his 12th birthday and performed in a local band. After receiving an acoustic guitar as a gift from his uncle, Rowe began playing solo.

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He wrote his first song at the age of seven on a Fisher-Price typewriter after listening to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger." Rowe started seriously writing songs when he was 18. The first complete song that he wrote was called "Turtle," which was inspired by his friend and singer-songwriter Jeanne French.

At the age of 17, Rowe discovered Otis Redding and his song "Open The Door", which inspired him to begin singing.


An avid naturalist, Rowe often speaks of his fascination with the woods and his connection to the land.

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After reading The Tracker by Tom Brown at the age of 18, Rowe started a blog about his experiences in the wilderness. He later took courses at Tom Brown's Wilderness Survival School in Asbury, NJ.

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In 2006, Rowe studied for a year at Hawk Circle Wilderness Education in Cherry Valley, NY, and completed a 24-day solo survival quest after his training.

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Rowe also studied under wild food author and expert, Samuel Thayer, and has partnered with Kawing Crow Awareness Center as a guest instructor for wilderness survival workshops and wild edible plant foraging.

Since 2009, Rowe has contributed as a blogger to the Albany Times Union on topics concerning nature, wildlife and his music career.


Since 2003, Rowe played locally in his hometown at open mics, bars and cafes. He began playing with percussionist Marco Haber, who played on a few tracks on his first album "27". Shortly thereafter they began playing under the name Mudfunk and recorded a live album, "Live at the Grind," as well as a single of "Wrong Side of the Bed." The latter would be re-recorded for Sean's solo album, "Magic," without Haber and with different instrumentation.

He recorded his album, Magic, at Collar City Sound and released it through Collar City Records on April 21, 2009.

In 2009, Rowe was asked to open for Noah and the Whale in the United Kingdom. Soon after, Sean signed with ANTI- Records, which re-released Magic on February 22, 2011, and released The Salesman and the Shark on August 28, 2012. On March 4, Sean played his new release, "Downwind", on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


  • 2006: Live at the Grind
  • Solo

  • 2004: 27
  • 2009: Magic
  • 2011: Magic re-release
  • 2012: The Salesman and the Shark
  • 2014: "Madman" September 9, 2014
  • Singles

    2006: Mudfunk – Wrong Side of the Bed

    2012: "Downwind"

    2013: "To Leave Something Behind"


    Old Shoes
    Razor Of Love
    Bring Back the Night
    Wrong Side of the Bed
    Joe's Cult
    Soldier's Song
    Old Black Dodge
    The Ballad of Buttermilk Falls
    Ode to Divorce
    The Long Haul
    Colors and the Kids
    The Lonely Maze
    Time to Think
    Hold On - Hold On
    Long Way Home
    The Walker
    The Coat
    Duct Tape Man
    Snake in the Grass
    Trademark of Fools
    In the Diamonds
    Put You Right
    Into the Woods
    Let It Die
    By Your Side
    Done Calling You
    Rock Me Baby


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