LOVELL  — Anyone who comes by Lovell’s Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Thursday, June 28, will likely find out firsthand how Dave Rowe’s music can be a balm for the soul. 

A Maine native, Rowe, grew up with folk music flowing through his veins. The son of popular entertainer Tom Rowe, there was always a sort of expectation that Dave would “join the family business,” which he did at the tender age of 15.

With 15 critically-acclaimed recordings under his belt—by himself and with his various bands—and a career in the music business that has endured for some 26 years, Rowe is a force to be reckoned with. A long-time staple of pubs and music halls throughout New England, he has spent more than half of his life playing sing-alongs having a rollicking good time for himself. He has decided it’s time to take his well-honed solo show on the road to concert halls and festivals around the U.S. and Canada. 

Having cut his on-stage teeth on the rough edge of Irish pubs, Rowe is a singular entertainer, able to relate to even the most reticent audience members and get them singing along. He firmly believes that singing is balm for the soul, and that singing together—whether in choirs, in pubs, at concerts, or in kitchen parties—is a primary part of the human experience (it certainly has been for him).

The doors of the Brick Church’s intimate, countryside venue on Christian Hill Road in Lovell open a half hour early for this 7 p.m. performance. Tickets (at the door) will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, please call Stan at 207-925-1500 or go to

Dave Rowe will peform at the Lovell Brick Church on Thursday, June 28.

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