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"Trouble In The Water" Trailer // Rosco Johnny
Here's a taste of our new song, "Trouble In The Water"! Brand new EP, "In Trio" out everywhere!
Rosco Johnny is a new trio bringing you music in a new way, yet keeping some of the important history of where their influences and sound has come from. From the dusty and sweaty juke joints of the South, to the brawling south Texas bar rooms, to the Cathedral dwellings sometimes just down the road from these establishments, Rosco Johnny embellishes all of the sounds from these places in their music.
They bring you “Texas Folk with a Shot of Country” by way of their powerful, interweaving harmonies and infectious stage presence. Tiffany’s ethereal voice floating in and out of husband Justin’s calm baritone voice, and Morgans dynamic tenor sums up the powerful sound that represents their music accompanied by acoustic guitars, banjo, upright bass and fiddles.
This family trio consisting of Justin Brooks, Tiffany Brooks (husband and wife), and Morgan Taylor (Tiffany’s brother) transport the listener to the familiar comfort of the front porches and deep woods of their roots. Beginning as a vehicle to provide backing vocals to Justin’s solo career, they discovered something special in their harmonies and took on the name, “Rosco Johnny” after Tiffany and Morgan’s grandfather, who professed his love for his wife, his God, his country music, and his harmonica until his dying day.
They have released their debut EP “In Trio” on Southern Skye Records, playing shows all over Texas and staples of the Sofar Sounds community of artists. Hooking up with Grammy-nominated producer, Billy Smiley in Nashville this summer, the collaboration blossomed, and it became clear that a new era for the band had emerged with new songs and a new sound, deserving of a new name.
“Bag Full Of Stones” takes the listener through a portrait of past regrets, seeing that forgiveness and reconciliation are the cure when a relationship has been fractured. The swampy “Trouble In The Water” wrestles with the all-consuming feeling of envy that creeps it’s way into one’s mind. “White Wine And Roses” closes the EP with a hopeful note of staying together even when it’s hard.
Justin and Tiffany sum up their family band dynamic like this: "We strive for a constant awareness that when we say we are a “family band', we don't mean only us three. Many in our family have worked hard and made sacrifices for Rosco Johnny to become a reality, and that includes our team of friends that have helped us immeasurably along the way. It takes a village and as we go out and share what we have all worked so hard for, we hope it makes everyone proud."