CROSS-POLLINATION CLXXX - TUES FEB 26TH - 7:30-10 PM
MONADNOC
SEAN ROWE

Monadnoc is the solo project of Chicago-based author/poet Miguel Soria. The idea was to take his writing and present it in a way that would garner
attention in a time when the printed word seems less and less en vogue.

Miguel wrote full-length novel on a ranch in Missouri. It serves as the source of most of the words that have gone into the songs on his album "Dog Mason".

In person, his voice is reminiscent of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, resonating with a physicality that demands attention. Whether standing on a stage with his acoustic guitar, or gently swaying in a rocking chair at a non-traditional diy venue, Miguel Soria is a born storyteller. As Monadnoc, he is reviving the oral tradition of poets/writers before him.

"When Rowe gets in front of a microphone, he is transformed into a wizened and grizzled old black griot. He summons up a voice from deep within that begs comparisons to such genre-bending innovators as funk-jazz master Gil Scott-Heron or the late beach bum turned philosopher Ted Hawkins." [Don Wilcock - The Troy Record]

"It seems almost impossible that a performer so slight and Caucasian could produce sounds so bottomless and soulful." [The Skidmore News-Skidmore College]

"Rowe has the uncanny ability in live performance to mimic a 3-piece band."[Metroland Magazine]

“[Rowe has] the grainy, coarse, pulverized and yet full and lumbering voice of a blues singer or an understudy of Tom Waits mixing with the slick, agile, lyrical folk rocking command of a soft-spoken young urban singer/songwriter.” [CD Baby- www.cdbaby.com]

LISTEN TO MONADNOC LISTEN TO SEAN ROWE
CROSS-POLLINATION CLXXX ::: Tuesday, FEB 26TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - MONADNOC | myspace.com/monadnoc
8:45 - SEAN ROWE | myspace.com/seanrowe
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft MONADNOC & SEAN ROWE!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero