Whitney Rose to tour with The Mavericks in March.
Rose released her self-titled debut on Nov. 3  and while it’s definitely rooted in those sepia-toned classic country songs, she has a way of giving it a fresh burst of Technicolor. Whether she’s singing about summer love (“Daisies in Our Eyes”), prison love letters (“Send You Away”) or the very real pangs of being an East Coast woman whose partner has gone west for work (“East Coast Woman Blues”), Rose evokes the very best of her influences, such as Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells or Emmylou Harris, while at the same time sounding completely fresh. - Jesse Kinos-Goodin (CBC music)
Rose has a strong voice with a retro feel, a la Patsy Cline, and she proves herself a promising songwriter too. Not since Lori Yates has the Queen West scene produced such an authentic country voice. - Kerry Doole (New Canadian Music)
Since releasing her debut record to rave reviews in November 2012, Whitney Rose’s name has been slowly seeping throughout the country, winning over fans in every nook and cranny of Canada both east and west.
In 2013, Rose shared bills with the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, The Dixie Chicks, Michelle Wright, Doc Walker, and many more at various festivals. She supported The Proclaimers on the main stage at the Canadian National Exhibition, and on a cross Canada tour. Festival highlights included The Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Boots and Hearts, and The Peterborough Music Fest.
In March she joins genre defying Grammy award winners, The Mavericks, on a tour to western Canada. Rose will act as a burst of fresh air with her new take on old school sounds. Blue Rodeo’s Bazil Donovan, who co-produced her debut album agrees, stating: “The reason I was drawn to Whitney was because she was playing real legitimate 1960′s era country music, because there is none of that around on the radio any more – there’s nobody that I know of that is making honest…what I call real country music. When I heard her songs, I heard what she was doing, I went hey – that’s real country music and I’m glad somebody’s interested in it.”
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