Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sean Rowe Career As a Folk Singer
Sean Rowe, 38, has only recorded three records since 2004 but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t destined to be in the music business from the moment he was born. Rowe was born in 1975 in Troy, New York, and at the young age of seven he wrote his first song using a toy typewriter. At the age of 12 he received his first bass and began playing in bands around the neighborhood. Years later he would receive an acoustic guitar from his uncle, sparking his interest in working on his music without a band. By the time he was 18, Rowe was writing songs for himself and he had started singing after hearing an Otis Redding song that inspired him to start using his voice as part of his music.
After playing bars and cafes around his hometown for some time, Rowe recorded his first two albums, 27 and Magic. But it wasn’t until 2009 that Rowe got his big break when he was asked to open for Noah and the Whale in the UK and he signed with ANTI-records.
On August 28 2012 he released his newest album, The Salesman and the Shark. He will be making his national television debut March 4 2013 on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Sean Rowe Naturalist
Rowe has been a self-proclaimed naturalist his entire life, saying he became heavily involved in nature after reading Tom Brown’s The Tracker. He then visited the Tom Brown Wilderness Survival School where he learned even more about living with nature.
In 2006 he completed a 24-day solo survival quest, became a guest instructor for wilderness survival and the foraging of wild plants and he contributes to the Albany Times as a blogger writing about nature and wildlife.