|Genres:||Folk Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||folk guitar new weird america instrumental freak folk acoustic|
c.1971, Virginia, USA. Roses guitar playing attracted attention with 90s noise/drone group Pelt, alongside Skip James Connell, Patrick Best and Mike Gangloff. Pelt evolved from electric to acoustic and with some personnel changes remained popular with latter-day folk audiences, making some acclaimed records, including 2001s Ayahuasca. After settling in Philadelphia, Rose developed a solo career, playing 6- and 12-string acoustic guitar, and lap steel guitar. Meanwhile, he performed occasionally with musicians such as Jason Bill (recording 1998s Via St Louis on Drunken Fish Records), Eric Carbonara, Glenn Jones, Keenan Lawler and Donald Miller. By the 00s, Rose was deeply into the Appalachian tradition, performing a contemporary take on older styles. Inspired by John Fahey, he brought to his playing elements of Indian raga, hard rock, country blues and hints of ragtime from a bygone age. He has played in duo with Jones and the duowas joined by...