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The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse Concert


Dec 10, 2019
07:30 PM until 09:00 PM


The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse in Concert

Music Sessions @ RoCA

Tuesday, December 10th at 7:30pm

Tickets: $25


Join Rockland Center for the Arts for an intimate concert, Tuesday, December 10th with singer/songwriter Josh Rouse at 7:30pm.  This this very special evening will include fan favorites as well as songs from his new album “The Holiday Sounds of Josh Rouse.”


Hailed by NPR as “one of contemporary music’s most engaging singer-songwriters,” Rouse first emerged in 1998 with ‘Dressed Up Like Nebraska,’ a stunning debut that Billboard proclaimed to be a “dark horse gem.”  Over the last twenty years, Rouse has released eleven critically acclaimed albums, honing in on a war, ruminative sound that fused elements of vintage folk, rock, and pop with modern insight and observation. 


Rouse released his first Holiday album on November 1, 2019 and will be performing songs from the new album at this RoCA concert.  It isn’t your typical yuletide collection.  Written off-and-on over the course of the last ten years, the record is joyful and festive of course, but much like the holiday season itself, it’s also laced with an undercurrent of longing and melancholy.  For every playful portrait of giddy lovers on New Year’s Eve, there’s a stranded traveler spending Christmas alone; for every St. Nick in a suite and sunglasses there’s a lonely ex-pat waiting by the mailbox for cards that never seem to come. 


The arrangements are eclectic and intoxicating, blending jazz sophistication with rootsy sincerity and sly crooner charm. Finding yourself far from home for the holidays is a frequent theme on the record.  “I wanted to write something that folks hadn’t heard before, something they could listen to year-round”  says Rouse.


Please join us for this very special concert, Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:30pm.  To purchase tickets, visit or call 845-358-0877.  The cost is $25.  RoCA is located at 27 South Greenbush Rd., West Nyack, NY 10994.


RoCA's programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County of Rockland.





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27 S. Greenbush Rd.
West Nyack, NY

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