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Rose Cousins in Vancouver

Rose Cousins concert photo

Rose Cousins at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg, April 29 2010. Ailsa Dyson photo

Preview – Rose Cousins at the Media Club, Vancouver, Nov 12 2012

– By Brendan Fairweather

Rose Cousins brings her talents to the Media Club Nov 12. The Nova Scotia-based singer songwriter is currently on a North American tour for her latest album We Have Made a Spark.

Cousins released the album, her third, last February to critical acclaim. Not only did it make the long list for the Polaris Music Prize, but it is also up for six Nova Scotia Music Awards and three Canadian Folk Music Awards. It has received glowing reviews on the strength of Cousins’ voice and songwriting abilities.

On We Have Made a Spark, Cousins blurs the lines between country, rock, pop and folk in stories of heartbreak and resiliency. She has said of the heavily emotional material, “We develop patterns that keep us from moving forward. It takes a deep breath and a bucket of courage to face the uncomfortable, painful things we work so hard to avoid. Reward comes from recognizing the obstacle exists and pushing through fear.”

Rose Cousins album cover image We Have Made a Spark

Last February, Cousins also released If I Should Fall Behind, a short film that documents the unique music community in Boston that she was welcomed into while she recorded her album there.

Cousins has also collaborated with many Canadian artists including Joel Plaskett, In-Flight Safety, and Matt Mays.

Video – Rose Cousins, “All the Stars”:

What people are saying about Rose Cousins:

“Cousins and crew have crafted one of the year’s finest recordings. They’ve not just made a spark… they’ve built a roaring fire.” – Winnipeg Free Press

“It’s stunning from start to finish… , The album positions Cousins, who is making inroads in the U.S., on par with any female Canadian singer/songwriter you choose to name.” – The Record

“Canadian singer/songwriter Rose Cousins has an easy, beautifully textured voice and an achingly candid way with a lyric.” – USA Today

“There is not a lyric, note or instrument out of place on the dark third album by East Coast folk-pop singer/songwriter Rose Cousins. Moving stuff worthy of accolades and admiration.” 5 stars – NOW Magazine

Tour dates – Rose Cousins:

Nov 7, 2012 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
Nov 8, 2012 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Basement
Nov 9, 2012 – Calgary, AB @ Ironwood Stage & Grill
Nov 10, 2012 – Edmonton, AB @ The Artery
Nov 12, 2012 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Nov 13, 2012 – Victoria, BC @ Solstice Cafe
Nov 20, 2012 – Boston, MA @ Club Passim
Nov 23, 2012 – Charlottetown, PE @ Confederation Centre of the Arts
Nov 27, 2012 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe w/Ari Hest
Nov 28, 2012 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/Ari Hest
Nov 29, 2012 – Spring Lake, MI @ Seven Steps w/Ari Hest
Nov 30, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas w/Ari Hest
Dec 1, 2012 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas w/Ari Hest
Dec 2, 2012 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark w/Ari Hest
Dec 4, 2012 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel w/Ari Hest
Dec 7, 2012 – New York, NY @ 92YTriBeCa w/Ari Hest
Dec 10, 2012 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton
Dec 11, 2012 – Halifax, NS @ The Carleton
Dec 22, 2012 – Boston, MA @ Club Passim w/Lori McKenna
Dec 23, 2012 – Boston, MA @ Club Passim w/Lori McKenna


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