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Dave Rowe and Kendall Morse-

Two Mainers, One Stage

Saturday, November 3, 2018 

8:00 pm


For our November show, a bit of Down East Maine will come to New Jersey when singer-songwriter Dave Rowe and Grammy-nominated musician-storyteller Kendall Morse perform at the Hurdy Gurdy

Dave Rowe is an acclaimed musician, who believes that singing is balm for the soul and that singing together, whether in concert halls, pubs or at house parties, is an essential part of the human experience. This has certainly been true for him. The son of the late Tom Rowe, a member of the Maine-based folk trio Schooner Fare, Dave grew up with folk music. At the age of 15, he began performing in public. During a career that has spanned more than two and one-half decades, he has been a welcomed performer at pubs and music halls throughout New England. One of Maine’s most sought after folk artists, he has 15 critically acclaimed recordings; some solo, some with various bands. He is currently touring throughout the United States and Canada. His newest CD release is “Live at Baldwin’s Station.”

When Dave is not touring, he can be found writing songs at his home in Portland, Maine, working on his house or in the garden, or enjoying the sea air or beauty of Maine’s largest city by bike or on foot.

 Grammy nominated Kendall Morse is an “old salt,” a musician, storyteller and sailor from Maine. Like Dave, he began his musical career at a young age, after receiving a second-hand guitar as a Christmas present. With guidance from his famous musical uncle, Gene Hooper, he began performing locally. After collaborating with fellow Maine folk musician, Gordon Bok, Kendall began a solo career. 

Kendall has toured throughout the Northern United States and in Great Britain. His tour of England was highlighted by a performance at the Cecil Sharp homestead.  He hosted a show on Maine Public Television, called “in the Kitchen” and wrote a book with the same title.  A second book, “Father Fell Down the Well,” is a collection of traditional Down East stories.  In 1995 Kendall was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.  He earned his Grammy nomination in 2009 for his contribution a tribute album honoring Utah Philips, who died in 2008.

In addition to his musical career, Kendall had a career as a seaman. He served as a member of the crew of a weather vessel that cruised the waters of the northern oceans. Then he became captain of a patrol boat enforcing fishing regulations on Penobscot Bay. Despite the time constraints of these duties, he always found time to perform. ”I’m glad that the creator gave my an excellent memory, the love of music and the love of storytelling, “ he says. “Humor,” he adds, “is the opiate of the melancholy.”




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All shows are held at
The Fair Lawn Community Center, 10-10 20th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ

  Hurdy Gurdy c/o Ron Olesko 84 N. Demarest Ave. Bergenfield, NJ 07621