Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Jon Rauhouse is a pedal steel/ hawaiian guitarist of the highest order.
We first came across him playing with the Grievous Angels. Since then he has released three solo records, which were all originally released on Bloodshot, and appeared on recordings by Neko Case, Sally Timms, Kelly Hogan, Jon Langford, John Doe, Jakob Dylan, Old 97s, Visqeen, Calexico, Giant Sand and many more.
He currently resides in Neko Case's band.
"Jon Rauhouse plays pedal steel guitar the way John Zorn plays the saxophone. That is, he thoroughly messes with your head as he takes you on a schizophrenic musical journey." —Paste Magazine
"Bob Wills meets Glenn Miller meets Esquivel’s space-age, bachelor-pad music as steel guitarist Jon Rauhouse blurs the distinction between hipster retro and post-modern cool" —Amazon.com
"One thing about the bespectacled, hunched-over sideman extraordinaire is irrefutable: When he digs into a solo, everything else drops away." —Washington Post
Live performances of "Widowmaker," "Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive" w/ Kelly Hogan and "Perfidia" w/ Sally Timms on the DVD Bloodied But Unbowed: Bloodshot Records' Life In The Trenches.
"Widowmaker," "Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive" w/ Kelly Hogan, and "Perfidia" w/ Sally Timms performed live on the Bloodied But Unbowed: The Soundtrack
"Pardon This Coffin" on the Pine Valley Cosmonauts' The Executioner's Last Songs: Volumes 2 & 3
"Favorite" w/ Neko Case on Down to the Promised Land
”Three Little Fishes” w/ Andy Hopkins on The Bottle Let Me Down
"Magnificent Seven" on For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records