Sean McConnell Signs with Rounder Records

Article Contributed by Rounder | Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rounder Records is pleased to announce the signing of Nashville based singer-songwriter Sean McConnell, whose Rounder debut is slated for a summer release.

Although his self-titled new album will serve as his introduction to many listeners, the personable young artist is actually a seasoned, distinctive songwriter and an experienced performer with several D.I.Y. indie releases to his credit. Having built a substantial grass-roots fan base through tireless touring, old-fashioned hard work, and paying his dues, McConnell is now eager to launch the next chapter of his career.

"I kind of feel like I've been in a really long boot camp," he reflects. "I'm really grateful for that, because I feel like I've gained enough experience to know the deal and be prepared for anything.  I'm excited to see where the next part of the journey takes me."

Tracy Gershon, Vice President of A&R at Rounder says, “I have been a fan of Sean's songwriting for a long time. I was so excited when he played me this new body of work, and I'm even more excited that Rounder can be a part of his artistic journey.“

In advance of his summer release McConnell has launched a set of tour dates with Drew Holcomb and Kris Allen. He will tour the better part of the U.S. this spring, which will also include solo dates in Nashville, Atlanta and several stops throughout Texas. A full list of dates is included below. McConnell is represented by 333 Entertainment and Brave World Artist Agency.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

2/24/2016         Troubadour (w/ Drew Holcomb)                West Hollywood, CA
2/25/2016         The Chapel (w/ Drew Holcomb)                San Francisco, CA
2/26/2016         Alladin Theatre (w/ Drew Holcomb)           Portland, OR
2/27/2016         The Crocodile (w/ Drew Holcomb)            Seattle, WA
2/28/2016         Knitting Factory (w/ Drew Holcomb)          Boise, ID
3/4/2016           Eddie's Attic                                               Decatur, GA
3/5/2016           3rd & Lindsley                                            Nashville, TN
3/16/2016         Dosey Doe Music Cafe                              Conroe, TX
3/17/2016         Dosey Doe Big Barn                                  The Woodlands, TX
3/18/2016         Common Grounds                                     Waco, TX
3/19/2016         River Road Ice House                                New Braunfels, TX
3/20/2016         The Live Oak Music Hall                            Fort Worth, TX
3/31/2016         WorkPlay Theatre (w/ Kris Allen)               Birmingham, AL
4/9/2016           Cafe 939 (w/ Kris Allen)                             Boston, MA
4/10/2016         Tupelo Music Hall (w/ Kris Allen)               Manchester, NH
4/12/2016         The Lovin Cup (w/ Kris Allen)                    Rochester, NY
4/14/2016         The Ark (w/ Kris Allen)                               Ann Arbor, MI
4/15/2016         Seven Steps Up (w/ Kris Allen)                  Spring Lake, MI
4/29/2016         City Winery (w/ Kris Allen)                          Nashville, TN
5/31/2016         Old Rock House (w/ Kris Allen)                  St. Louis, MO
6/1/2016           CSPS (w/ Kris Allen)                                  Cedar Rapids, IA
6/2/2016           Cedar Cultural Center (w/ Kris Allen)         Minneapolis, MN
6/3/2016           Shank Hall (w/ Kris Allen)                           Milwaukee, WI
6/4/2016           City Winery (w/ Kris Allen)                          Chicago, IL
6/7/2016           World Cafe Live (w/ Kris Allen)                   Philadelphia, PA
6/8/2016           The Hamilton (w/ Kris Allen)                       Washington, D.C.
6/10/2016         Cat's Cradle (w/ Kris Allen)                         Carborro, NC
6/11/2016         Neighborhood Theater (w/ Kris Allen)         Charlotte, NC