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.”

The-Happiness-Waltz_music

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”:

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isolation”, Rouse’s song resonate more than ever – a tale of someone who used to be in the spotlight, but has now withdrawn to life in a “Quiet Town”: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

http://www.joshrouse.com/

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!


https://johnrieber.com/2020/03/29/stevie-wonders-stunning-music-his-trilogy-of-grammy-gold-innervisions-songs-in-the-key-of-life-and-fulfillingness-first-finale/

If you like these stories, why not sign up to receive emails whenever I post? It’s easy to do, I do NOT collect any information about you at all, there are absolutely NO ads of any kind, just stories about movies, music, books, food, travel and pop culture…

You can sign up by clicking on my blog here and see the note on the right!

https://johnrieber.com

Support this great artist by purchasing some of his great music!



Categories: Art, Books / Media, Classic Rock, Music, Obscure Music, Pop Culture, Spain, Talent/Celebrities

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

12 replies

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

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Thanks for sharing these great songs, John.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV

Murder in Common

Passionate about crime fiction books

Shock, Schlock & Leftover Film Stock

A bloody valentine to exploitation films, cult film classics, direct to video dreck and other dirty, disreputable corners of cinema history

Wheelescapades

Tea, Tours and Escapades

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Drift among the scribbles of writer Janet Gogerty

THE MASTER CYLINDER

This page is dedicated to all things of the past, movies, television, books, etc collected under one page if possible.

Robbie Cheadle

Books | Poems | Reviews

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

planks or it didn't happen

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

%d bloggers like this: