JR’s music is a mix of country ballads, blues soliloquies, and folk-influenced hymns in praise of working people. His music is inspired by the people he meets and the landscapes he explores. His influences are eclectic as he finds himself often immersed in country, blues, punk rock, hip-hop, Algerian folk, and French-Canadian pop.

Beside Myself is John’s first EP. It is an attempt to understand struggle; wondering how people find the last vestiges of courage to continue living when faced with tragedy. It’s an exploration of sadness, loss, and destitution, but also hope, love, and new beginnings.

John is an independent musician and writes all his own songs and arrangements.

Contact: John Rose