Josh Rouse’s Beautiful “Quiet Town” Captures #LifeInQuarantine And Tops My “Songs For Sunday!”

Singer Josh Rouse

“Songwriting for me is something I have to do to stay on the sunny side of life. It’s my therapy.”

With that quote, Singer/Songwriter Josh Rouse wrote a beautiful ballad about a “Quiet Town”, and it resonates so well in today’s Quarantine life!

Celebrating Josh Rouse!

Time to put on some classic music, thanks to a great singer/songwriter!

If you haven’t heard the beautiful music of Singer/Songwriter Josh Rouse, then you are missing a treat! My former co-worker, Blair Butler told me about this terrific singer, and once I began to listen, I was hooked!

Josh_Rouse_great music

Rouse has released a series of classic albums, and my “Songs For Sunday” includes a gorgeous ode to isolation…

Here is a short snippet of Rouse’s bio, courtesy of his website:

It may have been 15+ years – from roots in rural Nebraska, through time in ‘Music City’ Nashville, TN, and to the current day relocated to a new home in cosmopolitan Spain – but it seems that the song spirits have been constant companions for Josh Rouse.

musician josh_rouse

The bio goes on to discuss his 2013 release:

“And maybe no more so than on the singer-songwriter’s latest record, “The Happiness Waltz”, an album that marries both his past, and present – revisiting an earlier era, where his music was heavily influenced by the ‘soft rock’ of the 70’s, and combining it with lyrical tales drawn from the here and now – his modern day-to-day life, one deeply enriched by his children and family.”


This was his first single from that album, an immediate classic called Julie (Come Out Of The Rain):

Singer Josh Rouse music

That is a beautiful song, just another in a career full of them. His music is mellow and heartfelt, and in many ways feels effortless – just catchy melodies and terrific musicianship.

Here is one of his most famous songs, a gorgeous ode to love – from his brilliant CD “1972”:


Love Vibration:

Check out this music video –

great songwriters

Interestingly, the singer moved to Valencia, Spain with his wife and kids, and now records music there in a home studio. Here is a beautiful song that speaks to this change in his life:

Quiet Town:

In this era of “social isolation”, Rouse’s song resonate more than ever – a tale of someone who used to be in the spotlight, but has now withdrawn to life in a “Quiet Town”:

“I know somewhere
There is a party going down
Interesting people
Conversation to be found
I’ve lived in cities
Where there is no solitude
I’ve made some friends here
That I hope I never lose
But, for now
I want to stay in this quiet town
The neighbors on my block
They’ve got stories to tell
This is the grocery
But, once was a hotel
And Mr. Driskle he just stands there
With his smile
Inviting everyone he sees
To come inside
This is the life
I want to live in a quiet town
Sometimes I miss the show
I learned a long time ago”

Here is the video for this gorgeous song:

I hope you listen to his music and support him – he is a great Artist who deserves more acclaim!

You can go to iTunes, Amazon Music etc. to download all of Rouse’s music – there are so many great songs like this one, “Flight Attendant”, which was used in the movie “Eat Pray Love”:

new Josh Rouse music

Here is rouse performing his song “Winter In The Hamptons” live in a club in Spain…

You can get additional information and posts by the Artist himself by going to:

Rouse’s music is a perfect mix for a Sunday morning – and so is this Artist:

Stevie Wonder’s music is timeless, and here is a look at his record-breaking run in the late 70’s – three albums in a row awarded Album Of The Year at The Grammys!

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12 replies

  1. Thanks so much, John. He is good!

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  2. A beautiful collection from an artist I haven’t heard of before…Thank you for sharing, John…Great songs 🙂 x

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  3. I had never heard of him. The tracks I played made me think of Paul Simon, for some reason.
    Thanks for the introduction, John.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. very nice, i’ll check him out, i like his sound

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  5. Thanks for sharing these great songs, John.

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