Driven by a voice that evokes raw emotion, Rose Cousins’ music bravely explores the shadowy corners of the heart. Just as her songs embrace sadness, pain, and longing, these emotions are counterbalanced in performance by quick, wry wit. A native of Prince Edward Island, she lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, deeply values being part of multiple music communities, and is fueled by collaboration.
Her 2012 album "We Have Made A Spark" (recorded in Somerville MA) won a JUNO Award, 3 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and made picks/best of lists in USA Today, NPR Music and Oprah Magazine. Her music has found its way into several TV shows including Grey's Anatomy.
She will release her highly anticipated new album Natural Conclusion in February 2017 - recorded with Grammy Award-Winning producer Joe Henry. Rose’s appearance at Club Passim will feature a full band and be her home-away-from-hometown album release concert. It promises to be a very special evening that you won’t want to miss.
“Some voices hit you hard from first blush and this is one of them.” Exclaim!
“Stark, impeccably written songs … elegantly understated …” NOW Toronto ★★★★★
“achingly candid” USA Today
“It’s no wonder Cousins is the object of audience affection…” The Boston Globe
Since entering the vibrant music scene in her hometown of St. John’s in 2012, multi- instrumentalist and songwriter Kat McLevey has become one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most prestigious up-and-coming singer/ songwriters. She shows a depth well beyond her years, combining her strong sense of melody, articulate guitar playing and clever lyrical approach to create a style reminiscent of many, yet still all her own.
At 19 years of age, Kat has already garnered several impressive awards and reviews. Along with receiving a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award three years in a row, Kat placed 2nd in the national RBC Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize, 2nd place in the Statoil MusicNL Newfound Talent Contest, 1st place in the Statoil MusicNL Christmas Songwriting Contest and received a scholarship to attend the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.Kat teamed up with Canadian singer/ songwriter Ian Foster for the release of her debut EP, Drifter, released in May, 2014. This release landed Kat a prestigious opening slot at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, a feature interview and live performances on the nationally broadcasted “Absolutely Maritimes – HeavyWeather Special Volume 2,” a distinguished performance at The Feast of Cohen: Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday Bash” and much more.
Now Kat has once again teamed up with producer Ian Foster for her much anticipated full-length release, Evergrown, to be released in August of 2015.
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