Doghouse Roses and Joseph Parsons, The Doublet Bar, Glasgow

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Wednesday, 25th July, 2018

The Doublet Bar,  74 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF

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.

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”.  Their third studio album ‘Lost is Not Losing’ was record of the week on the Iain Anderson show (BBC Radio Scotland), while January 2018 saw a sold out headline show at Celtic Connections.  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

Joseph 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.

July 2018 see them touring together for the fourth time, following a highly successful 9 date English tour in April.  Previous tours saw sold out shows in the Green Note (London) as well as in Exeter, Launceston, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Expect dynamic, spirited performances and unique on-stage collaborations.


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