“To look at his youthful appearance, you would not suspect that 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. Dave graces the stage and brings everyone under his spell.”–Ron Olesko, SingOut!
Dave Rowe grew up with music. Folks assumed that the son of Tom Rowe, founder of popular Maine folk trio Schooner Fare, would “join the family business”. And at age 15, he did. Father and son toured as the duo, Rowe by Rowe. Later, Dave continued to forge a solid musical career, solo and in groups, performing, songwriting, recording a number of well-received CDs, and taking on, as his father did, the shepherding role of choir director in his Portland, ME, community. Dave’s adapted to the online universe: his blog reflecting on a life in music includes a wonderful essay on the importance of singing in human societies; his readers ask for more. Singing, for Dave, is balm for the soul; singing together—in choirs, pubs, concerts, or kitchens—is fundamental to being human. Dave is one of Maine’s most sought-after folk artists.