Delightfully familiar is a good way to describe the work of songsmith Dave Rowe. Upon the release of his debut CD titled "By the Way," Dave began a new chapter in his performing and touring life. With his long-awaited second solo CD about to be released, Dave's enthusiastic audiences-from Maine to the midwest-are growing quickly. His music is melodic and rhythmically strong, drawing on Irish traditionals, and American folk, Bluegrass, and country roots.
People certainly will know Dave as a founding and former member of the high-powered Maine trio, Turkey Hollow (formerly Rowe by Rowe), begun with his dad (the late Tom Rowe of Schooner Fare) in the early '90s. It may not be remembered, however, that Dave began his professional career as a teenager playing bass and singing with the internationally-acclaimed Makem Brothers. After a couple years with the brothers, Dave moved on to backup Maine rising star Don Campbell, as well as becoming a member of the local-legendary Silver Dollar Band. Dave also started a celtic-flavored trio known as Murphy's Lawbreakers, now the Dave Rowe Trio.
Dave resides in beautiful Raymond with wife Kimberly, children McKenzie and Kieran.
Dave's music is handmade and heartfelt, and his shows are peppered with his own sort of dry humor. He has shared the stage with many prominent performers through the years including Tom Paxton, Tommy Makem, Bill Staines, Christine Lavin, David Mallett, John Stewart, Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Tork, Nanci Griffith, Rosanne Cash, Bill Danoff, and others.