July 16: Growing up on a sheep farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Josh Rose found musical inspiration in some unusual places. Much of it came from his grandfather, “the consummate lounge player,” churning out old standards on a Hammond organ in a back room in Sault Ste. Marie. Rose, who by day works as a chemistry teacher in Lake Odessa about 30 miles from his home in Ada, recently released his third studio album, “Old Laminate.” For Rose, writing songs and pursuing music as a vocation has meant juggling job and family responsibilities, but he concedes it’s a passion that continues to drive him forward.
Harrisville Harbor of Refuge, Harrisville, MI