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“Several years ago musician and naturalist Sean Rowe walked out into the wilderness alone. He spent the next 24 days constructing shelter and foraging for food to eat. He would come away from the experience with the songs that would eventually comprise his dazzling debut album Magic. The San Francisco Chronicle described the record as “beautiful and haunting.” On his new album The Salesman and the Shark, Rowe has created a work that brilliantly reconfigures classic sounds in support of his intensely observational lyrics and the remarkable ever evolving vocals which inspired No Depression Magazine to succinctly state, “Man, that voice.”

Check out Sean at his official Website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and MySpace. I want to thank Sean for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Sean Rowe is a NY based singer songwriter who recently released his album “Magic” on ANTI-. He’s been compared to Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan and just finished opening up for Josh Ritter. He is also a naturalist and has a cool wilderness survivalist blog here. He kicked off WYEP’s summer concert series Final Fridays in Oakland this past week. It was cool to see his merch table which consisted of a box of CDs and a big ‘ole bottle of wine. Nice. More photos here.