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“The basic necessity for music in everyone’s life is demonstrated over and over again because it does thrive, people do sing, people make music alone and together all over the world….Music will cease to be only when humanity ceases to be.
People making music are not consumers. They do not use things up. They make things grow.”

For my grandfather, Charles Huether (March 28, 1918 – June 11, 2011), and for everything we forgot, and for everything we remember.


I’m forgetting to remember anymore
Indispensable details of a human life
A line of years, months, and days
Family faces and places and names.

Tying a shoe
One loop then two
Gotta bring it around and pull it through

It’s a vicious tug of war between the two
But the less you remember
The more I forget how I could remember you

The piano and your tools upon the floor
The smell of your work shirt, orange marmalade
And the letter opener at noon
If I looked in your head would I find those things, too?

Body and soul
Which stays, which goes?
Ties are untied, the book is closed

Still, a song can fill your empty eyes with dew
But the less you remember
The more I forget how I could remember you.


from Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show, released November 27, 2014
Jean Rohe – mandolin, guitar, lead vocals
Ilusha Tsinadze – acoustic and electric guitars, dobro
Christopher Tordini – acoustic and electric bass
Liam Robinson – accordion, keyboards
Skye Steele – violin
Rogério Boccato – percussion
Richie Barshay – percussion
James Shipp – vibraphone and percussion
And everyone sings.

Ljova Zhurbin – viola on 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11
Dave Eggar – cello on 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11

Tony Hdez – radio announcer on 4

All songs by Jean Rohe
Produced by Jean Rohe & Liam Robinson

String arrangements on “Fisherman”, “Pacific Street”, “Water”, and “O Bright Star” by Liam Robinson.

“Who Shall...” incorporates part of a Russian children's song in translation, “May There Always Be Sunshine (Пусть всегда будет солнце)”.
Field recording in “Umbrella” from Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011.

Recorded by Chris Bittner at Applehead Studios in Saugerties, NY
Additional recording by Oliver Straus at Mission Sound, Brooklyn, NY, and Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY.

Mixed by Todd Sickafoose at Earycanal

Mastering by Alan Douches at West West Side Music

Illustrations by Melanie Chopko
Photo by Jen Painter
Layout and design by Ilusha Tsinadze



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Jean Rohe Brooklyn, New York

“A sure-footed young singer-songwriter,” in the words of The New York Times, Jean Rohe has been captivating audiences for years with her one-of-a-kind narrative songs. Her writing concerns itself as much with the internal world as with the external. Her latest record, Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show, won three Independent Music Awards in 2014. ... more


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