Josh Rouse


Josh Rouse

Infobox musical artist
Name = Josh Rouse


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Background = solo_singer
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Born = 1972

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Origin = Tennessee, U.S.
Instrument = Vocals
Guitar
Harmonica
Genre = Folk
Alt-country
Occupation = Singer-songwriter
Years_active = 1998–present
Label = Nettwerk
Bedroom Classics
Associated_acts = She's Spanish, I'm American
URL = [http://www.joshrouse.com joshrouse.com]
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Josh Rouse (born 1972) is an American folk/roots pop singer-songwriter.

Biography

Born in the small town of Paxton, Nebraska, he moved to various places in the Midwest during his childhood due to his father's military career. Following his time at Austin Peay State University, he eventually settled down in Tennessee, where he met some local musicians and began recording.

The initial recordings he put to tape eventually became his debut release, "Dressed Up Like Nebraska". Released to critical acclaim, it allowed him to tour and begin performing full time, eventually releasing a second album, "Home", in 2000. His songs would later be featured on a variety of television shows and movie soundtracks.

In 2001, Rouse released "Under Cold Blue Stars", his first for Rykodisc. Following a tour with Guster, he would release another album, "1972". A concept album of sorts, in the style of songwriters from the time of his birth, it was released in 2003. In 2005, he released "Nashville", which featured the single "Winter in the Hamptons". In 2006, "Subtítulo", was released, which corresponded with his move to Spain. Along with his normal full-length albums, Rouse occasionally releases EPs featuring demos and alternate takes on his personal Bedroom Classics label. The volumes are usually limited to small numbers in release, and for sale only through his website or at live performances. In 2007, Rouse released a duet EP with Paz Suay under the moniker She's Spanish, I'm American.

Rouse opened for John Mayer on a string of dates from January 25 to February 3 for Mayer's winter 2007 tour. [ [http://www.johnmayer.com/blog/john/200610 johnmayer.com ] ]

A new album, "Country Mouse City House", was released July 2007. The album was promoted by a US tour in September and October, followed by a European tour in November and December. [ [http://phorum.nettwerk.com/joshrouse/index.php?topic=800.0 Pre-order Country Mouse, City House and preview a new track each week ] ]

In April 2008, Josh announced his official website www.joshrouse.com [ [http://www.joshrouse.com www.joshrouse.com ] ] will become Bedroom Classics Closet Archives, where for a yearly subscription users can download rare and unreleased recordings in MP3 format. The first three of these releases are a complete live recording of December 7th 2007 performance at The Shepherds Bush Empire in London; 4 additional recordings from an April 20th 2006 KCRW radio performance with a string quartet (the rest of this performance is available of the digital EP 'Guitar and Strings') and the 5 track Bedroom Classics Vol.3, featuring 4 new original compositions and a cover of Mother Love Bone's Chloe Dancer.

Discography

* "Dressed Up Like Nebraska" (CD) - Slow River Records - 1998
* "Chester" (CD) - Slow River Records - 1999 (Collaboration with Lambchop's Kurt Wagner)
* "Home" (CD) - Slow River Records - 2000
* "Bedroom Classics, Vol. 1" (CD) - Bedroom Classics - 2001
* "Under Cold Blue Stars" (CD) - Slow River Records - 2002
* "1972" (CD) - Rykodisc - 2003
* "The Smooth Sounds of Josh Rouse" (Live CD) - Rykodisc - 2004
* "Nashville" (CD) - Rykodisc - 2005
* "Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2" (CD) - Bedroom Classics - 2005
* "Subtítulo" (CD) (Vinyl) - Nettwerk Records - 2006
* "Kcrw.Com Presents... Josh Rouse Live With Guitar & Strings" (download) - Bedroom Classics - 2006
* With Paz Suay, as She's Spanish, I'm American:
** "She's Spanish, I'm American" (EP) - Bedroom Classics - 2007
* "Country Mouse City House" (CD) (Vinyl) - Bedroom Classics - 2007
* "Live Shepherds Bush Empire December 7th 2007" (download) - Bedroom Classics - 2008
* "KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic April 20, 2006 Outtakes" (download) - Bedroom Classics - 2008
* "Bedroom Classics, Vol. 3" (download) (CD) - Bedroom Classics - 2008

External links

* [http://www.joshrouse.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/joshrouse Official Myspace Profile]
* [http://phorum.nettwerk.com/joshrouse/ Josh Rouse Forum at Nettwerk]
* [http://somethingglorious.typepad.com/somethingglorious/2006/04/interview_josh_.html Interview with Josh feat. streaming audio @ SomethingGlorious.com]

Notes

References

*Ankeny, Jason and Tim Sendra. "Josh Rouse > Biography". [http://www.allmusic.com/ "Josh Rouse" artist page on AMG] All Media Guide, 2006.


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