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Stuart's Concert Series Continues With Acclaimed Songwriter

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Updated Tue, Jul 23, 2013 9:30 am

Stuart’s Opera House continues its Free Summer Concert Series this Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. with songwriter Sean Rowe.

Rowe, who has drawn praise from No Depression and The San Francisco Chronicle, came of age listening to his father’s record collection featuring The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more. But in his teen years, it was soul and blues of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles that spoke to the bourgeoning singer-songwriter.

Upon reading a book called The Tracker by renowned naturalist Tom Brown as a teenager, Rowe discovered a passion for nature that would continue to parallel and compliment his musical journey. After several years playing in crowded bars, he headed into the wilderness for some much needed solitude.

A creatively reinvigorated Rowe eventually returned to performing with a newfound devotion. A successful tour of England opening for Noah and the Whale was followed by the Anti release of his debut album Magic to overwhelming critical praise. Rowe's latest album, The Salesman and the Shark, was recorded live at the historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles.

The Summer Concert Series shows, which take place in the Stuart’s Opera House parking lot and include a beer garden, continue through September. For more information call (740) 753-1924 or visit www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

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