"Powerful, meaningful tracks."
"From the black depths of the ocean."
"Beautiful, minimalistic slowcore."
Callow is a Ghost Western / Dream Metal duo based in San Francisco. They are Red moses (lead vocals, guitar) and Sami Knowles (keys, percussion, vocals).
The two decided to combine their musical talents in 2009 after their gardening business went under during America's economic crash. They gave up their apartment & belongings, and moved into an RV to play music on the road.
Red is a life-long musician who has been writing music and playing in bands most of his life. His emotive and raw contralto voice has been compared to Vic Chestnutt & Ben Bridwell.
Sami is a dancer who has an embodied, tribal and unconventional sense of music. She sings, plays the keys & drums all at once.
Callow has toured all over the United States and Western Canada, including showcases at CMJ, Sled Island & SXSW. Their song Old Horse was voted "Best Song" by Noise Pop voters in the SF Music Video Race 2013.
"Their albums Orb Weaver (2012) and Blue Spells (2013) are elegantly dark and sonically searing collections of songs that create rock operatic overtures with shadowy vocals flowing over the memorable, echo-latent instrumentation. Callow is a chillingly talented duo who has committed their lives to creating music, and influencing audiences with their heavy and vivid art songs."
- Jordannah, Deli Mag SF