he collaboration between Scottish duo Doghouse Roses and U.S. (Philadelphia) native Joseph Parsons began in the dark corner of a smoky bar in Berlin in 2015. There is a shared spirit of eclecticism and bold creativity in the music of both bands at the core of their work; the roots tradition of storytelling is strikingly evident, skilfully drawing on contemporary elements of rock, blues, soul and country. Parsons has released 18 records on Germany’s Blue Rose label since signing to them in 1997. An outlier on the label, he brings an edgy modern world-perspective to his personal songs through energy and emotional honesty. Maverick magazine declared ‘Once again, Joseph Parsons is one of the most talented Singer Songwriters of his time’. Doghouse Roses are a fiercely independent duo combining harmony vocals, guitars and clawhammer banjo. Their unique perspectives on modern themes in their writing, coupled with their vibrant, emotive live shows have led to widespread acclaim, with Americana UK describing them as “our version of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings”.