Dave Rowe Contributed photo

A livestream Dave Rowe concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Cadenza, 5 Depot St. in Freeport.

Rowe’s music is handmade and heartfelt. It springs from deep roots borne out of the song traditions of Ireland and the British Isles, cultivated in the roots music of North America, and filtered through the musical sensibility of a classically-trained musician who is as at home directing a choir or wind ensemble as he is standing with his acoustic guitar in front of a large audience singing songs together.
The path Rowe took to music was probably unavoidable. Both of his parents were professional musicians as were both of his grandfathers. Daves late father, Tom, was a founding member of the internationally-acclaimed folk trio, Schooner Fare. A lineage and pedigree of which Dave is proud, but to define his music through the lens of what came before would be a mistake.
He’s made a name for himself not because of what his father achieved, but in spite of it. Theres a risk of being pigeonholed when undertaking a similar path to a parent, a hurdle Dave has risen above time and again in his many years on the road and fifteen critically-acclaimed recordings, leading Sing Out! contributor and long-time WFDU radio host, Ron Olesko, to write of the younger Rowe.
Dave has 27 years of experience as a professional musician, but as soon as he takes the stage you can tell that this man is a consummate artist. He graces the stage and brings everyone under his spell. 
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