Stuart Rosh & The Geniuses
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Stuart Rosh & The Geniuses

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"Don Wilkinson"

Stuart Rosh writes the kind of songs that are all too rare these days. Every track on the album contains an exceptional narrative and Rosh is even capable of writing sympathetically from the feminine perspective....This is definitely one of the more essential albums released this year so far - Americana-UK

"Drew Durham"

Full of pure genius....Accept No Imitations is an impressive collaboration… The album starts with a bang and continues with the same energy throughout. - Palo Alto Voice

"Richard Rice"

"Stuart Rosh sings quirky and compelling Americana....a lot of CDs come my way. This is one of the best in a long, long time." - San Francisco Folknik

"Keith Savage"

"...captivating and fascinating music" - Savage Reviews

"Don Chance"

Rosh has captured the intimate immediacy of a bistro bandstand, and that ambiance is not always easy to recreate. This collection should find an eager audience with just about anyone seeking an alternative to modern radio fluff.

- Wichita Falls Times Record News

"Brian Baker"

Critic's pick, MidPoint Festival. "Stuart Rosh likes juxtaposing contemporary lyrical concerns of love, culture, politics and parenthood against the dusty sound of traditional musical styles. It's like listening to Muddy Waters and Hank Williams 78s on a really great stereo." - Cincinnati CityBeat

"Stan Caldero"

The band plays clean and tight. It's the whole creative canvas that makes this album well worth a listen. - Nashville Shake! Magazine


1) Accept No Imitations (LP) (2004)
All tracks have been getting airplay on college and public radio nationwide.
2) Hummingbirds in Flight (LP) to be released spring 2005.


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California-based professor Stuart Rosh and his band, The Geniuses, play smart honky tonk that has been called "captivating and fascinating" and "compelling." The music reflects Stuart's own background, having lived in North Carolina for many years, and having been a Muddy Waters groupie in his teens. His earthy, room rattling voice has been described as a blend of Willie Nelson, Howlin' Wolf and Charlie Daniels.

Stuart Rosh and The Geniuses have a rich collective history, having played in the studio and on stage with Leftover Salmon, Any Old Time String Band, John Renbourn, Richard Thompson, Brian Lynch, and members of The Heartbreakers. They've played at major venues throughout California.

The music of Stuart Rosh & The Geniuses - guitarist Scott Appleton, fiddler Sue Draheim, bassman Michael Lewis,and drummer Noah Appleton - is straight-ahead Americana, songs that by turns can make you laugh, fill the dance floor, and cry in your beer.

Stuart Rosh & The Geniuses' music is already being heard on college, public and European radio. Their debut CD, Accept No Imitations, is this year.