Jerôme Reuter stands in a long tradition of lonesome guitar heroes, outcasts moving about restlessly, dedicated to a life beyond the pale as a restless seeker, devoted traveler, even bohemian troubadour. Brel, Cash, Van Zandt, Waits, Cohen, Cave – architects of melancholy like these left their footprints in Jerôme Reuter’s artistic expression. His music unites European and American Folklore with Chanson and the angst-ridden tristesse of English Post Punk. Looming above all this is his distinctive, deep voice. Jerôme Reuter has been expressing his musical visions with his project ROME since 2005, bleeding himself out on eleven albums (and various other official releases) and touring excessively over the years.