Josh Rouse (born 1972) is an American folk/roots pop singer-songwriter.
Born in the rural town of Oshkosh, Nebraska, he moved to various places during his childhood including Utah, California, Wyoming, and Georgia. Following his nomadic childhood, he eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he met some local musicians and began recording.
The initial recordings he put to tape eventually became his debut release, Dressed Up Like Nebraska". Since that time he has released many albums and acquired an international cult following. He is known for his intimate warm voice and subtle approach to song craft. Rouse has resided in Spain off and on since 2004. He is married to Paz Suay and they have two children.
In March 2013, Rouse released The Happiness Waltz.
- Dressed Up Like Nebraska (1998)
- Home (2000)
- Under Cold Blue Stars (2002)
- 1972 (2003)
- Nashville (2005)
- Subtítulo (2006)
- Country Mouse City House (2007)
- El Turista (2010)
- Josh Rouse and The Long Vacations (2011)
- The Happiness Waltz (2013)
EPs and Mini-Albums
- Chester - Josh Rouse & Kurt Wagner (1999)
- Bedroom Classics, Vol. 1 (2001)
- Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2 (2005)
- She's Spanish, I'm American - Josh Rouse with Paz Suay (2007)
- Bedroom Classics, Vol. 3 (2008)
- The Smooth Sounds of Josh Rouse (2004)
- The Best Of The Rykodisk Years (2008)
- "Directions" (2000)
- "Christmas With Jesus" (2001)
- "Feeling No Pain" (2002)
- "Nothing Gives Me Pleasure" (2002)
- "Love Vibration" (2003)
- "Come Back (Light Therapy)" (2004)
- "Winter In The Hamptons" (2005)
- "It's The Nighttime" (2005)
- "A Thousand Wishes Don't Mean No Kisses." (2006)
- Kcrw.Com Presents... Josh Rouse Live With Guitar & Strings (download) - (2006)
- Live Shepherds Bush Empire December 7th 2007 (download) - (2008)
- KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic April 20, 2006 Outtakes (download) - (2008)
- Valencia EP (download) - Bedroom Classics - (2009)
- Ankeny, Jason and Tim Sendra. Josh Rouse > Biography. All Media Guide, 2006.
- Josh Rouse Forum at Nettwerk