Josh Rouse @ (Le) Poisson Rouge in February (more by Tim Griffin)
Josh Rouse

"For the last few years, I've been listening to a lot of Brazilian music," [Josh Rouse] says. "Especially, João Gilberto. As well as jazz artists like Vince Guaraldi and Terry Callier. I started to get rhythmic ideas from their stuff--then, conceptual ones. I knew I wanted to sing some of my new songs in Spanish, set against a backdrop of Latin grooves. The record has some things I wrote like 'Don't Act Tough,' and folk standards like 'Cotton Eye Joe.' Somehow, these things fit together for me." [American Songwriter]

Josh Rouse will be back in NYC on Wednesday, April 28th for a show at the Bell House, as part of a string of April US dates. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale.

His new record, El Turista, came out March 9th on Yep Roc and he played two nights at LPR in February.

All tour dates and videos of Josh Rouse playing around Paris filmed by a Blogotheque-esque site called Le Hiboo are below...

HibOO d'Live : Josh Rouse "Lemon Tree"

HibOO d'Live : Josh Rouse "I will live on Islands"

Josh Rouse - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 11 Rockefeller Oslo, Oslo
Mar 13 Sticky Fingers Goteborg
Mar 14 Amager Bio Copenhagen
Mar 15 KB Malmö, Skåne län
Mar 16 Debaser Medis Stockholm, Stockholms län
Mar 24 The Forum London
Mar 25 Academy 2 Manchester
Mar 26 Picture House Edinburgh, Scotland
Mar 29 Cafe De La Danse Paris
Mar 30 Paradiso Amsterdam
Mar 31 Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Apr 20 The Triple Door Seattle, Washington
Apr 21 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon
Apr 23 Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, California
Apr 24 Largo at The Coronet Theatre Los Angeles, California
Apr 25 Largo at The Coronet Theatre Los Angeles, California
Apr 28 The Bell House Brooklyn, New York