Unexpected and utterly sublime, El Turista's sultry song cycle shuffles seamlessly in tandem with Getz/Gilberto and Paul Simon's Graceland album as boldly surprising in their eras as El Turista is in this one.
The record marks a new direction for the critically acclaimed artist, while offering the musical sophistication and emotional depth Rouse's devoted constituents have come to expect.
His new songs continue the consistently enthralling body of work highlighted by the modern-day landmark albums 1972 and Nashville. Throughout El Turista's simple Spanish-influenced street rhythms unfurl into epic versions of Guaraldi-like jazz numbers, resulting in yet another career-defining touchstone and a genre-blending album that is as sophisticated as it is infectious.
- Lemon Tree
- Sweet Elaine
- Mesie Julian
- I Will Live on Islands
- Cotton Eye Joe
- Las Voces
- Don't Act Tough
Apr 27London, UK Grant-Lee Phillips and Josh Rouse at Union Chapel
Apr 30Dublin, Ireland Grant-Lee Phillips and Josh Rouse at Whelan's
May 01Leeds, UK Grant-Lee Phillips and Josh Rouse at Brudenell Social Club
May 02Edinburgh, UK Josh Rouse and Grant-Lee Phillips at Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
May 03Salford, UK Josh Rouse with Grant-Lee Phillips at St Philip's Church
May 04Bristol, UK Grant-Lee Phillips with Josh Rouse at Fiddlers Club
Jun 08Asheville, NC, US Josh Rouse at Grey Eagle
Jun 09Decatur, GA, US Josh Rouse at Eddie's Attic
Jun 22Charlotte, NC, US Kim Richey and Josh Rouse at Neighborhood Theatre