Rose Cousins (NS)
Rooted in authenticity and conviction of voice, Rose Cousins has led critics to compare her to some of our country’s most beloved and iconic songwriters. But her voice, her songs and her passionate delivery are distinctly her own, utterly Rose.
Since her first recording was released, Cousins’ voice and special way with a song has garnered her accolades and praise. The Halifax-based artist, who also spends creative time in Boston, Mass. has garnered multiple awards in addition to her 2013 JUNO for best Solo Roots & Traditional Album of the Year for We Have Made A Spark (which NPR called “one of the finest records of the year” NPR). She’s won including 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Contemporary Singer, 6 East Coast Music Awards, 3 Nova Scotia Music Awards, 3 PEI Music Awards, and a Polaris Prize long list nomination. In the U.S., “Spark” was recognized by USA Today, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Folk Alley, Sirius XM, WFUV, WXPN and other media outlets.
Equally profound and unmistakable are the deep emotions her music evokes; when Rose Cousins performs, you feel she’s singing just for you. Her songs have appeared in climatic scenes on a variety of television shows including Greys Anatomy, Rookie Blue, Heartland, Hope for Wildlife and Drop Dead Diva.
“favourite act of the whole festival”
(Woodford Folk Festival: Kez’s Top 7 Highlights, Australia, Jan 18, 2014)