I know there are a few Josh Rouse fans on here. If you don’t already know, he now has a Patreon page called Josh Rouse’s Bedroom Classics Archives. For $5/month you get unreleased tracks, live streams and more.
Yep Roc Records have put a JR live album up on Bandcamp. The album is from a 2015 gig – Josh explains here: “This was the next to the last show on a month long 10K mile van tour of the US. The Haw River Ballroom is located in the rural town of Saxapahaw in North Carolina. I am told mustard was invented there. At least that’s what Yep Roc told me. Or maybe they were asking if there was enough mustard on the band ryder? Whatever it may be I think this is a good representation of the band and ‘The Embers of Time’ album in 2015. There were not a whole lot of audience members that particular night in Saxapahaw because of the very large bluegrass festival happening down the road. But, we had fun and I hope you enjoy this past moment during the strange present. Long live music!”
Flying solo, Monday night, Milton Keynes. I am in my 44th year of gig-going. I am up to many hundreds of gigs. A half-full Stables, for a gig by a Nashville singer-songwriter (yes, I know he’s not from Nashville. Yes, I know he lives in Spain.) just went into my Top 10, All Time. Plus, having a quiet meal in the gig’s lovely restaurant beforehand, he sat, 10 feet away, poured his water, caught my eye, and said “Hi.” I cannot tell you what his music, what HE means to me. So, to tell you that his band were great, his setlist was almost perfect (mostly on the hoof which, with 2 Spanish players in the band, is no mean feat.) well, as the song says, “Well, you people all know what he’s talking about.” I shall post a review when I have stopped coming over all unnecessary.