NPR logo
Josh Rouse in-studio on World Café - 09/05/2007
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14184971/14177542" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Josh Rouse: Songs for All Seasons

Josh Rouse: Songs for All Seasons

Hear an Interview and In-Studio Performance

Josh Rouse in-studio on World Café - 09/05/2007
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/14184971/14177542" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Set List

  • "Pilgrim"
  • "Hollywood Bass Player"
  • "Domesticated Lovers"
  • "London Bridges"
Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse. hide caption

toggle caption

Though Josh Rouse's music has always been highly indebted to the classic singer-songwriter records of the '70s, it's evolved significantly to reflect his ever-changing surroundings. Now based in Spain after years of touring and a childhood spent as a military brat, Rouse has infused his eight albums with everything from classic pop and soul to breezy flamenco influences.

Rouse's career opened with a string of remarkable recordings — including the moving 2002 song cycle Under Cold Blue Stars and the appropriately titled classic-pop homage 1972 — and took an unexpected turn when he moved overseas several years ago. Last year's self-released, low-key Subtitulo directly reflected his shift to a more laid-back lifestyle, a trend continued on the new Country Mouse City House. In this segment, Rouse talks about his last record being perceived as a "summer album," and describes how he attempted to make Country Mouse City House more of a "winter album."

Purchase Featured Music

Country Mouse, City House

Purchase Music

Buy Featured Music

Album
Country Mouse, City House
Artist
Josh Rouse

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

 

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.