Yellowroom Music presents:
Doghouse Roses & Joseph Parsons
Doghouse Roses + Joseph Parsons
Entry Requirements: Over 18
Fantastic transatlantic double bill of modern folk music
DOGHOUSE ROSES are a highly acclaimed folk / Americana duo from Glasgow formed by guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald in 2006.
The tenth anniversary of the band was marked with the release of their third studio album, 'Lost Is Not Losing’(Yellowroom Music) in November 2016 which has subsequently gained superb reviews across the music press. On the week of its release it was album of the week on BBC Radio Scotland, and the Daily Express declared that it 'delivers an extraordinary punch'.
Previous years saw the duo establish 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.
Two full length studio albums released in 2008 (How’ve You Been All This Time?) and 2010 (This Broken Key) garnered critical acclaim with R2 magazine stating that the music “mines the best of Scottish and American musical influences”.
“Paul Tasker is one of THE guitarists of his generation” (Maverick)
“In Iona Macdonald's singing resides a loveliness that cannot be taught.” (Rolling Stone)
JOSEPH PARSONS is a prolific songwriter, recording artist and performer with over 20 commercial label releases. Both live and with his recordings, Joseph Parsons has always created his own unique sound. He brings a heart and soul to his songs through energy and emotional honesty, ranging from stories of people caught in hard times to uplifting songs of love and life. His CD's are always a journey for the listener and his most recent, ‘The Field The Forest’ (Blue Rose Records), is no exception. His music weaves elements of rock, folk & soul into his own distinct and authentic sound. Both as a solo artist, and also with his band, his stage shows are dynamic, spirited and deeply moving experiences.
Accompanying Joseph Parsons on this gig will be the exceptionally talented guitarist, Freddi Lubitz. "Once again, this album shows that Joseph Parsons is one of the most talented singer-songwriters of his time - it has been like this for years. Now must be the time for his deserved breakthrough....." (Maverick)
There’s always been a melodic streak through the folk-blues sound of Glasgow’s Doghouse Roses; influenced by the rich musical heritage of the city, along with the fingerpicked guitars and heartfelt tales of many dusty storytellers, this is the 'boundary ignoring landscape' (Americana UK) of the new record, 'Losing Isn't Lost’ scheduled for release in March 2016.
The musical partnership of singer Iona Macdonald and guitarist Paul Tasker has been honed through 10 years, 3 albums. Amongst the hundreds of shows in this time the band have toured or shared stages with may artists including The Willard Grant Conspiracy, Television, Richmond Fontaine, Raul Malo, Pokey LaFarge and Jackie Leven resulting in the duo becoming a ‘completely balanced unit’ (Sunday Herald). Recent shows in 2015 took in the UK and Germany and featured the addition of guitarist John Alexander to the band, offering further musical possibilities 'that will give any self respecting americana artist a run for their money’ (Get Ready To Rock).
The new album 'Losing isn't Lost' soundtracks a period of uncertainty and upheaval for the writers. This is no exercise in looking back though; there is optimism to be found in each corner of the scattered cities and faded bars of the album’s narratives. There is restless energy in the live performance, as the band takes its folk music through the streets of the blues and highways of the old west, looking ahead for that next turn in the road
'[Paul Tasker] is one of the guitarists of his generation' Maverick Magazine
'...In Iona Macdonald’s singing resides a loveliness that cannot be taught' - Rolling Stone
“…Mines the best of Scottish and American musical influences. Like the great Joni Mitchell they leave the listener simultaneously sated and devastated.” R2