Hi, it's Kev Rowe. Thank you for stopping by to check out my music.
First, let me tell you a little about myself. I am a touring singer-songwriter and have released 8 solo albums. My personal idols are guys like John Denver, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon. I love the folky stuff (mostly from the 60's and 70's). If you like any of their music I definitely encourage you to check out all of my albums here and hopefully you hear those influences in my music too.
Second, I love internet marketing. I will do almost anything to be heard and I have a lot of fun with it. And my fans on the internet are amazing. Currently I have over 38K fans on Facebook and growing, and we have a lot of fun interacting and sharing all of our common musical interests. It's an amazing time to be an independent musician and I feel very grateful to be a part of it. Again, thank you for stopping by and taking the time to check out my music. It really means a lot to me.
"Kev Rowe tells a story of hope, happiness, and overcoming the worst of obstacles. He reaches out to the simple, and sheds light into the complex." -JK, TSAAM
"5 stars! I love this cd! ("Into the Gold") He has a soothing voice and a great rhythm. The songs relax me and brighten my mood. This cd is funky and different from others I have heard and it is one that you won’t regret buying. :-) MB, cdbaby
"With an acoustic guitar, Kev Rowe creates his own little space in the world." -Zabrodsky, music editor, The Post Journal, Jamestown, NY
“Kev, your music is refreshing and honest. I love your voice. It reminds me of Paul Simon. But you still sound unique in your musical stylings are brilliant. I'm a fan for life!” -Susan, Michigan
"Hi Love" captures listeners with a sound that is reminiscent of the dreams of love that we've all had the but can't quite put into words" - Dusten Rader, Chautauqua Star Newspaper
"Here's a man who knows about love and it's complexities - worrying about the future while trying to live in the moment." -Kocher, music editor, Press and Sun Bulletin, Binghamton, NY
"Kev Rowe's Brown Book cd is filled with wonderful songs of love and true life experiences. Pick up the book and you too will gain great insight from the lyrics of one of America's finest songwriters." -Tom Ball, Just Plain Folk radio, 91.3 FM (The Summit), Akron, OH
""Hi Love" is Rowe's most personal release thus far. The message is to look for beauty that surrounds you and let it help you see the brighter side of life." -M. Kamin, The R & R Report
“Hey folks, this is John. If you are just tuning into Kev's music, you're gonna love it. Nice and relaxing, smooth tunes. Kev's guitar playing is great, and his lyrics terrific. And he sings them well. Though I have liked everything I have heard from him, check out the tune "Cool Me", it has become one of my fav's. And, check out Kev himself. He is a pretty cool guy.Talk to ya later Kev.” -John, Texas
Kev Rowe is an american singer-songwriter. He has released 8 highly praised studio albums. He continues to garner national attention in the singer-songwriter scene for his intimate, personal, singing style and lyrics. Kev also played lead guitar in the touring americana band Big Leg Emma who hails from Jamestown, NY Rowe’s hometown.
Kev has been a touring musician for 20 years now doing over 1000 gigs either by himself as a solo musician or with his band Big Leg Emma. Throughout the years he has met a lot of interesting and amazing people. Recently he opened for songwriting legends America and was asked to play the encore "Horse with No Name" to a sold-out audience at the legendary Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, VA. He also made his debut at the #1 songwriting venue in NYC, The Living Room, and also at the legendary spot, The Bitter End. Over the years he's shared the stage with an incredible list of musicians (see below).
Kev lives in western, NY, home to a very fertile and loyal roots music scene. When he's not recording or writing at home he's on the road playing his personal tunes.
-14th Annual Billboard Song Contest -3 honorable mentions
-"Singer-songwriter of the year" -CCMA's
-Great American Song Contest -finalist
-Unisong International Songwriting Competition -finalist
-Pacifici Songwriting Competition -judge favorite
-"Best Solo Musician of chautauqua county" -word magazine
-Great American Song Contest -honor award
-United Kingdom Songwriting Contest -semi-finalist
-"Chautauqua county's person of the year" -word magazine
Throughout the years Kev has shared the stage with...
Derek Trucks Band
Del McCoury Band
Donna the Buffalo
and many others..