“It is music with a restlessness at its heart, a yearning to keep moving, and a quiet acceptance to face whatever is round the corner, whether it be good or bad, with the same equilibrium and philosophy.”
“This music will sing to anyone who’s ever been, contemplated being, or felt like they were a rambling wanderer: not sure where to settle, always most at home on the go. Home is wherever you are right now. I think I just found home in the music of D.B. Rouse. ”
"…features the prolific, knapsack-toting fearing loathing beat-nik polyinstrumentalist songsmith Ben (D.B.) Rouse, a big fan of hot sauce and willing to sell five of his twelve albums.... The new one is called Pirouettes, and it's good..."
“Though the bulk of his stuff is guitar and vocal, Rouse can wring more variety out of a single melodica overdub than most songwriters can from a whole band...”