Josh Rouse moved to various cities throughout his childhood and subsequent musical career, driven at first by his father's military career and later by his desire to take inspiration from different environments. He paid tribute to his birthplace on his 1998 debut, Dressed Up Like Nebraska, and explored the influence of his adopted home state, Tennessee, with 2005's Nashville. Rouse later settled in Spain and explored the country's musical traditions, although his songwriting continued to exhibit the summery, rootsy appeal of his earlier work.
As a child, Rouse spent time in California, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Georgia, and Arizona. Music was one of the few constants in a life filled with new towns, new schools, and new friends, and he took comfort in bands like the Smiths and the Cure. After receiving several guitar lessons from his uncle, Rouse began writing songs as an 18 year-old and molded himself into a skilled composer, eventually scoring a contract with the Rykodisc subsidiary Slow River.
I got an e-mail newsletter this morning from AMG which helps me keep up with the latest releases. One that caught my eye was Josh Rouse and his new album El Turista. With my liking for guitar music it seemed like something to check out.
Glad I did. Give him a listen, all these tracks are from that new album.
Josh Rouse - Valencia
Album: El Turista
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Josh Rouse. "Duerme" incluido en su Album "El Turista" 2010
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Josh Rouse performs "Lemon Tree" live at eMusic on 2/4/10. From his forthcoming album, El Turista, on Yep Roc!