For me, the real treat of Rouse’s L.A. stop was his intimate showcase the following day at the Hotel Cafe’. Relaxed and free of technical hang-ups, Josh played an excellent five to six song set — solo, with backing cello accompaniment, and a duet on “The Man Who” with Spanish girlfriend Paz Suay — perhaps the highlight of the performance (and album), as their chemistry was evident and giving to the nature of the tune.
Here is a track from the performance, courtesy of Nettwerk, originally found on the Bedroom Classics II ep digitally released via eMusic & iTunes in late 2005.
MP3: Josh Rouse :: O, I Need All The Love (live)
Amazon: Josh Rouse – Substitulo
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