DOGHOUSE ROSES are a highly acclaimed folk / Americana duo from Glasgow formed by guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald in 2006.
The tenth anniversary of the band was marked with the release of their third studio album, 'Lost is not losing'' in November 2016. On the week of its release it was album of the week on the Iain Anderson (BBC Radio Scotland), and the Daily Express declared it 'delivers an extraordinary punch'.
Previous years saw the duo establish 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.
Two full length studio albums released in 2008 and 2010 garnered critical acclaim for the music 'Mines the best of Scottish and American musical influences' (R2 magazine) as well as the performers, with Maverick magazine calling clawhammer banjo player and finger style guitarist Tasker 'One of THE guitarists of his generation', and Rolling Stone magazine commenting that 'in Iona Macdonald's singing resides a loveliness that cannot be taught'.
JOSEPH PARSONS, a prolific songwriter, recording artist and performer with over 20 label releases, weaves elements of Rock, Folk & Soul music into his own distinct and authentic sound. Both as a solo and duo performer as well as with his band, the stage shows are dynamic, spirited and deeply moving experiences. Parsons has shared the stage with Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Brown and many more luminaries.
Parsons, originally from Philadelphia and northern Louisiana, is the founder of the current Blue Rose Records project bands ‘Parsons Thibaud’, ‘Hardpan’ and ‘US Rails’ as well as the disbanded ‘4 Way Street’ (Sanctuary Records). He resides with his German wife and their 2 children in the countryside near Hannover and in Berlin.
Pour Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHidK5VJ4Oo
Gone There: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQPhYf5iuq0