Lou Rose
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Lou Rose

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"NPR All Songs Considered"

Singer-songwriter Lou Rose performs on a street in New York City. Open Mic, December 19, 2006 · Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Lou Rose says he has always been drawn to straightforward lyrics and folk and oldtime songs. Inspired by artists like Alan Lomax and the Carter Family, he writes country-style songs with what he calls a "modern interpretation." His strong and simple melodies can be heard on his three-song studio recording, The Girl I Once Found. Rose says he writes dark lyrics that "are not without hope." When he performs at local New York clubs, he says his fans become hooked on his narratives and sing along with his melodies. Usually a solo performer, Rose occasionally has musicians accompany his singing and acoustic guitar with their electric guitar, banjo, bass and drums. - NPR RADIO


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Lou Rose was born and raised in New York City.
He formed various bands in different genres from Punk, Heavy Metal, and Experimental Music.
Lou returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Arts as an English Major (Concentration in Writing). During this time he was exposed to the Country Music legends: The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash. The straightforward and many times dark, morose lyrics and sweet melodies of Folk and Old Time Music inspired him to write country style songs. "Life can be very dark" says Lou, "and embracing it and achieving an understanding, is more exciting than just making believe bad things don't happen." This philosophy can be heard on such new songs as "Who Needs Love," "Fear The Lord," and "Love Is Gone."

Lou performs his songs at local New York clubs where he has developed a following. He was featured on NPR's open mike podcast and has started gaining fans from southern states, such as South Carolina, and Georgia. He was selected to perform at NXNE 2007 festival in Toronto, Canada.

His fans are drawn to his narratives and can't stop themselves from singing along with his melodies. Lou usually plays solo, but occasionally has musicians join him to round the sound out with electric guitar, banjo, bass and drums. During performances the emotions run high from stage to the back of the room and a good, sad time is had by all.