Emily Rose & the Rounders are a traditional country outfit from Los Angeles, California. After the dissolution of several other country projects, Emily Rose took the reigns and formed her own band in 2017 which was formerly called the Blue Rose Rounders and is now the Rounders as we know it. They made a self-titled record which came out on Mock Records in February of 2022 which featured Nicholas Merz on pedal steel and former drummer Jordan Edwards, who passed away tragically in 2021. The record was only partially done when Edwards passed away, so it was important to the band to finish it and preserve the memory of his time in the band and in their lives.
The current incarnation of the band consists of Emily Rose Epstein, who writes the songs, sings and plays guitar and her old friends Vincent Bury, the lead guitar player, bass player David Fox, drummer Brice Bradley and pedal steel player Olaf Selland. The Rounders are mainstays in the vibrant Los Angeles country scene and have toured with and opened for legendary acts like John Doe, Orville Peck, Dinosaur Jr., the Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Shannon & the Clams, Wanda Jackson and so many more. Their live shows are both celebratory and emotional, truly cathartic and also alive with the joyful spirit both the band and the crowds that come to see them.
The Rounders serve up country music in the tradition of George Jones, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings and Webb Pierce without looking too far into the past for inspiration. They are not a throwback band, they are a band that has steeped themselves in the tradition of those that came before them and strive to make the kind of country music that has lifted them up and inspired them.