Rose's Pawn Shop
Rose’s Pawn Shop makes Americana-Folk-Rock music inflected with the pulsing, vibrant energy of their hometown Los Angeles, interwoven with strains of old-time Appalachian folk, country, and bluegrass, and infused with poetic lyrics gleaned from hard lessons learned and years on the road. From their high energy headline shows to sharing a stage with Lucinda Williams, Railroad Earth and Jack White and The Raconteurs to playing prestigious festivals like Riot Fest Chicago, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco. Bottle Rock Napa and Wakarusa in Ozark Arkansas, the band delivers folk-rock strains of banjo, fiddle, and 4-part vocal harmonies, with super-charged electric guitar, thumping stand-up bass, and driving percussion. This arsenal of sound is all held together by frontman Paul Givant’s vocals and songwriting which make folk archetypes new, and bring personal experiences to life with lyrics that are alternately incisive, exuberant, whip-smart and heart-breaking. A devoted fan base and critical praise has followed the evolution of the band from their first release, the rootsy, bluegrass-heavy The Arsonist to the break-neck roots-rock of Dancing on the Gallows to 2014’s soulful Gravity Well (produced by Ted Hutt after his success with Old Crow Medicine Show and the Dropkick Murphys) In May 2022, RPS signed a two-record deal with KZZ Music in Los Angeles. Their new record, 'Punch-Drunk Life,' dropped on February 24th, 2023, and is boasting multiple charting songs on Roots Radio and terrestrial Americana Radio.