Maha performer Josh Rouse is frequently described as a nomad, a restless spirit, a traveling musician. These words not only apply to the singer-songwriter’s personal journey from childhood in Paxton, Nebraska, to homes throughout the U.S., and eventually to Spain, but also to his recognized ability to use various musical styles and still maintain a genuine connection with his audience.
Josh’s debut album, Dressed Up Like Nebraska, announced his arrival to those who were listening, and broader acclaim resulted from 1972, Under Cold Blue Stars and Nashville. Influenced by the Cure and The Smiths, as well as The Kinks and other artists of his youth, he’s been compared to Paul Simon. Given Josh’s penchant for trying new things, we’re not sure what he’ll do on stage this August, but we know it’s gonna be good.