I don’t know what genre this is. Folk? Singer-songwriter? Whoever will take him, maybe? If I had never heard, say, rock’n’roll, and someone told me that this dude was playing rock’n’roll, I’d be like, “Man, I hate rock’n’roll!” after listening to this CD. So that’s why I don’t want to label what kind of music this is; for fear of giving an entire genre a bad name. I’ll just say Jeff Rowe is a dude playing sparse guitar chords and singing completely out of tune with a disproportionate amount of emotion. Totally cliché lyrics too: “Pour me one more drink/ I’m sorry for the things I haven’t done.” No thanks! How about I buy you a drink when you put out a CD that isn’t so bland instead?
–Lauren Trout (Anchorless, AnchorlessRecords.com)