NICHOLAS ROWE is an indie alt-folk singer/ songwriter from Columbus, Ohio with a brooding, folksy style that often draws comparisons to Jason Isbell, Wilco, or Conor Oberst.
A self-proclaimed ‘narcissist crippled with self-doubt’ who says he started out as a rocker but become obsessed with folk songwriting after hearing Bob Dylan’s 1975 masterpiece Blood On The Tracks; ROWE garnered national attention in the college/non-commercial radio market with his 2017 EP, Everything Has Beauty, a collection of songs mostly about “coming to grips in some way with hard truths about either ourselves or others…”
In his newest EP, Five Things (Coming May 22), ROWE branches out both musically and stylistically, yet still remains rooted in the honest, vulnerable indie-folk songwriting that has become his signature.
Lake Michigan, the first single from Five Things, was released on April 24.
Why we love it: vulnerable and commovent lyrics, Brandi Carlile vocals, folk rhythms, and sounds that brings you far away with your mind. Perfect for a road trip, a truly listening experience.