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" 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 National Arts Centre will feature a full band and will be her Ottawa 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