The collaboration between Scottish duo DOGHOUSE ROSES and U.S. (Philadelphia) native JOSEPH PARSONS began in the dark corner of a smoky bar in Berlin in 2015. There is a shared spirit of eclecticism and bold creativity in the music of both bands at the core of their work; the roots tradition of storytelling is strikingly evident, skilfully drawing on contemporary elements of rock, blues, soul and country.
Parsons has released 18 records on Germany’s Blue Rose label since signing to them in 1997. An outlier on the label, he brings an edgy modern world-perspective to his personal songs through energy and emotional honesty. Maverick magazine declared ‘Once again, Joseph Parsons is one of the most talented Singer Songwriters of his time’. Joseph founded the groups ‘US Rails’, ‘Hardpan’, ‘Parsons Thibaud’ & ‘4 Way Street’ (Sanctuary/BMG.) Parsons is currently focusing solely on his own career. He is deep in the recording process for his next two CD’s and touring in Europe and the US.
Doghouse Roses are a fiercely independent duo combining harmony vocals, guitars and clawhammer banjo. Their unique perspectives on modern themes in their writing, coupled with their vibrant, emotive live shows have led to widespread acclaim, with Americana UK describing them as “our version of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings”. They established their reputation through the UK and Central Europe, touring on their own and as members of U.S. based alt-country collective The Willard Grant Conspiracy.
Touring together in the UK for the third time as a co-headline billing, the previous 2017 tour saw sold out shows in London, Exeter, Launceston, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Expect dynamic, spirited performances and unique on-stage collaborations.
Doghouse Roses Quotes:
‘Delivers an Extraordinary punch’ – Daily Express
‘In Iona Macdonald’s singing resides a loveliness which cannot be taught’ – Rolling Stone
‘(Paul Tasker) is one of THE guitarists of his generation” – Maverick Magazine
‘Doghouse Roses establish a bridge between folk and alt-country – getreadytorock.com
Joseph Parsons Quotes:
“Experienced dealer in emotions” – Musik Express
“Inspirational” – Washington Post
“Songsmith of exceptional scope and clarity” – WMMR Radio
“Dynamic, intense and intoxicating” – Radio Bremen
“Collection of fragile soul-trips” – Rolling Stone