Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse

Clarence Bucaro

Sat Sep 15

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00

This event is all ages

Genre: Folk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (443)-283-1200.

Please note that tables and chairs will be cleared for this show to create a general admission pit. There will be a limited number of bar stools available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the bar. Some seating may remain and will be available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Josh Rouse
Josh Rouse
“Like a baseball player who quietly hits 30 home runs every year or a golfer who regularly finishes in the Top Ten, Josh Rouse's continued streak of excellence is easy to ignore and maybe even downplay a little” -- Tim Sendra, Allmusic.com

You don’t have to work hard to enjoy Rouse’s music. His songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they seek to satisfy both your ear and your understanding. The verses draw you in with telling detail, both musical and thematic, and the choruses lift and deliver. They resolve without seeming overly tidy or pat.

Josh Rouse was born in Nebraska, and following an itinerant upbringing he eventually landed in Nashville where he recorded his debut Dressed Like Nebraska (1998). The album’s acclaim led to tours with Aimee Mann, Mark Etzel and the late Vic Chestnut. The followup- Home (2000)—yielded the song “Directions” which Cameron Crowe used in his film Vanilla Sky.

“Every time I’ve made a record, I’ve tried to make it different from the last one,” says Rouse. “I always became fascinated by a different style of music. But at the end of the day, no matter how eclectic I try to make it, it’s my voice and melodic sensibility that tie things together.”

For his breakthrough album, 1972 (2003), which happens to be the year he was born, Rouse decided to cheer up a bit. Noting that he’d earned a reputation for melancholy, he says, with a laugh, “I figured this is my career, I might as well try to enjoy it.” While the Seventies are often identified with singer-songwriters, Rouse was primarily attracted to the warmer sound of albums back then, as well as the more communal feel of the soul music of that time. The follow up, Nashville (2005) continued the hot streak and expanded his audience further.

After relocating to Valencia, Spain with his wife Paz, Rouse has released a steady stream of high quality songs and albums. Subtitulo (2006) contained the international indie folk hit "Quiet Town". On El Turista (2010) he even experimented with writing and singing some songs in Spanish. In 2014, he won a Goya Award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) for best song for "Do You Really Want To Be In Love," from the film 'La Gran Familia Española.'

His most recent release, The Embers of Time, was one of his strongest—self-described as “my surreal, ex-pat, therapy record.” Charles Pitter astutely noted in Pop Matters. “The critics may long for drama and scandal, but The Embers of Time often demonstrates that a simple life could be for the best.”
Clarence Bucaro
Clarence Bucaro
"Penetrative & excitingly melodic ... Intimate literate lyrics & velvet vocals."
- Rolling Stone

On May 18, 2018, Clarence Bucaro releases his powerful new studio album, Passionate Kind, on indie 2020 Records. Compelling and honest, the record gives a glimpse into Bucaro's inner self. The artist grips the listener with profound emotion and bares his soul telling sonic stories from raw personal experience.

Rolling Stone said of the album; “Buoyant, sometimes playful folk songwriting with a deep well of social consciousness,” and named him one of “10 Artists to Watch.”

Clarence originally hails from outside Cleveland, Ohio. When he was just twenty years old, he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. On this hike, carrying a Martin backpacker, he wrote his entire first album “Sweet Corn,” which caught the attention of an Americana record label in Portland, Oregon. Soon Clarence found himself on tour with The Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Sta-ples playing to sold out theaters across America.

Fast forward fifteen years, eleven albums and hundreds of shows later, Bucaro continues to transport listeners with his thoughtful lyrics and carefully crafted melodies.

Since then, he has lived in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and Nashville building his ca-reer. He has shared the stage with greats such as Rodney Crowell, Aaron Neville, Tony Joe White, Los Lobos, Richard Thompson and Marc Cohn.

His latest, Passionate Kind recorded at The Loft in Chicago co-produced by Tom Schick (Wilco, Ryan Adams) features sensational artists Chris Farney (Josh Radin) on drums, Scott Ligon (NRBQ, Mavis Staples) on piano and bass and Doug Pettibone (Marianne Faithful, Lucinda Wil-liams) on guitar.
Venue Information:
The Soundry
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD, 21044