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Drew Rouse is a fiercely independent musician and writer who has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has captivated audiences from coast to coast and across the oceans with his songs about environmental and social justice. Drew has a unique propensity for meshing smooth rhythms with driving melodies around deeply relevant issues, never preachy. Often described as “Conscious Soul music”, his music is soulful, powerful and keeps you moving. His extensive touring, energetic live performances paired with his solid charismatic presence have earned him a very diverse and loyal following.

Drew began writing poetry at age 7 and composing professionally at age 14. He has released six independent albums so far: Rage, Flowers, Live From Bearsville studios, In My Movie, The Flesh and The Spirit, and Singing To The Choir.

Drew performs solo or with many different arrangements of musicians and instrumentation. Thus, “the Gathering” is a blend of those musicians who come together at Drew’s performances to celebrate live, original music. This provides for an exciting and ever evolving live show.

Drew follows in a long tradition of great Canadian songwriters and story tellers. He is the real deal, a troubadour with a gypsy’s soul. If he’s not on tour he is planning the next one. Keep an eye out for Drew Rouse and his latest CD. Love and Respect to you and yours…

“The consciousness is rising because some of us are lifting it” ~D.R.

Headshot UPCOMING SHOWS! 2014 Western Tour

July 18th at Chai Lounge on Main St. Vancouver, B.C. 9p

July 19th at Falconetti’s in Vancouver, B.C. 9pm.

July 24 at The Sunset Grill in Vancouver, B.C. 8:30pm

July 25th at The Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish, B.C. 8pm

July 28th at The Minstrel Cafe in Kelowna, B.C.

July 30th at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna, B.C. 8pm

August 1st at The Wild Flour Power Hour in Banff, AB. 4-5pm

August 2nd at The Beaver Lounge in Banff AB. 8pm. 

August 3rd at The Ironwood in Calgary, AB. 9pm

August 5th at The DownStream in Jasper, AB. 10:30pm

August 6th at The Banff Farmers Market 2-4pm

August 7th at The Storm Cellar in Banff, AB. 8pm

August 8th at The www.seatoskygondola.com Cafe. 6pm

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SOME PAST SHOWS:

 July 3rd at The Elk & Oarsmen in Banff, Alberta. 9pm

July 4th at Cafe Koi in Calgary, Alberta. 6pm

July 6th at The Last Drop in Revelstoke, B.C. 8pm

July 10th at The Minstrel Cafe Supper Club in Kelowna, B.C. 8pm

July 11th at Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish, B.C. 8pm

July 13th at Guilt & Company in Vancouver, B.C. 8pm

June 13th at Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish, B.C. 8pm

June 20th at East is East on Main St, Vancouver, B.C. 9pm

June 23rd at Guilt & Company in Vancouver, B.C. 8pm

June 27th at The Howe Sound Brewery in Squamish, B.C. 8pm

June 29th at Guilt & Company in Vancouver, B.C. 8pm

July 2nd at The Storm Cellar in Banff, Alberta 8pm

June 13th Live performance on 102.1 MountainFM radio in Whistler, B.C. 6pm

May 31st at The Ojai Concert Series Ojai, CA. 5:30pm

June 1st at Luna Red in San Luis Obispo, CA. On patio 3pm

June 5th at The Crazy Horse in Nevada City, CA. 9pm

June 7th at Lithia Artisans Market Stage Ashland, OR. 3pm

June 7th & 8th at Oberon’s Tavern in Ashland, OR. 7-9pm, 8-11pm

June 10th at Mississippi Pizza in Portland, OR. 6pm

~Mon. Dec 9th at Guilt & Co. Vancouver, B.C. NO COVER 9:30-12am Great organic grub & local pints:)

~Wed. Dec. 11th at The Billy Miner Pub in Maple Ridge, B.C. 9-12am

~Sat. Dec. 14th at The Tangent Cafe on Commercial Dr. Vancouver, B.C. 9-1am

~ Sat. Dec. 21st, Sat. Jan. 4th and Sat. Jan. 11th  at Howe Sound    Brewery in Squamish, B.C. All shows 9-12am

~ Performing LIVE on  http://www.mountainfm.com/  (Nov. 15th) between 2-4pm, (west coast time, of course:)

~Drew’s “Freedom To Roam” Western tour July & August 2013

~Thursday July 25th, Squamish, B.C. at The Living Room (7pm)

~Friday, July 26th, Vancouver, B.C. at The East Is East Lounge on west Broadway (7-10pm)

~Sat. July 27th, Kelowna, B.C. at The Good Earth (2-5pm) Patio matinee

~Sat. July 27th, Kelowna, B.C. at The Grateful Fed (8-10pm)

~Sun. July 28th, Revelstoke, B.C. at Benoit’s Wine Bar (12-3pm) Patio matinee

~Mon. July 29th, Golden, B.C. at The Rockwater (7-11pm)

~Tues. July 30th, Banff, AB. at Brunos (8-12am)

~Wed. July 31st, Banff or Jasper, AB.  at The Elk and Oarsman (10-1am)

~Thurs. Aug., 1st, Banff, AB.  at Melissa’s (10-2am)

~Fri. Aug. 2nd, Vancouver, B.C. at The East Is East Lounge (7-10pm)

~Sat. Aug., 10th, Squamish, B.C. for The Squamish Music Festival on the rooftop of  The Newport Market

~Drew’s Trans-Canadiana Tour: June 15th-July8th 2013 

~June 14th Cambridge, ON. at The Brown Dog

~June 20th Thunder Bay, ON. at The Apollo

~June 22nd Winnipeg, MB. at The Mondragon Cafe

~June 24th Moose Jaw, SK. at 23 Main Street

~June 25th Saskatoon, SK. at The Moka Cafe

~June 27th Edmonton, AB. at Cafe Haven

~June 28th on university radio cjsr.com in Edmonton, AB. on the show Hamster Tails at 2:15pm mountain time

~June 30th Jasper, AB. at The Whistle Stop

~July 1st Calgary, AB. at The House Coffee Sanctuary

~July 3rd Revelstoke, B.C. at Benoit’s Wine Bar

~July 4th Kelowna, B.C. at The Minstrel Cafe

~July 5th Kelowna, B.C. at The Minstrel Cafe

~July 6th Vancouver, B.C.  at East is East on west Broadway

~Wed. March 6th at 8pm at The Red Brick Cafe in Guelph, ON. Canada.

~Weekend of April 20th & 21st at The Creatively United for The Planet Festival in Victoria, B.C. Canada. Check their website for Drew’s set times.

~Wed. Feb. 27th, 11:30pm at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON. Canada. $5 cover.

~Fri. Feb. 13th at 8pm at The Red Brick Cafe in Guelph, ON. Canada. No cover.

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