Rose Cousins

Snippets of Rose Cousins performing live at Somerville Theater

Videos by Extraneaous Noise & Market Monkeys


Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, songwriter and singer Rose Cousins lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is a vital part of the thriving East Coast Canadian music scene and tours in Canada, the United States and Europe. Known for her collaborative spirit and inclination, and infectiously irreverent sense of humor – Cousins regularly brings listeners to both laughter and tears.

Her most recent album “The Send Off” was produced by Luke Doucet and features Kathleen Edwards, Melissa McClelland, David Myles, Jenn Grant and Tom Wilson. Cousins has shared the stage and collaborated with esteemed Canadian artists, musicians and friends including Joel Plaskett, Amelia Curran, Ron Sexsmith, Lynn Miles, David Francey, Jill Barber, Meaghan Smith and In Flight Safety. Likewise in the US she’s performed with artists including The Weepies, The Wailin’ Jennys, Lori McKenna, John Gorka, Darrell Scott, Eliza Gilkyson, Mark Erelli, Edie Carey, Meg Hutchinson, Melissa Ferrick, and Kris Delmhorst.

Her music receives regular airplay on CBC stations across Canada and has been featured on national programs like Radio 2 Drive, The Vinyl Cafe and CBC Radio 3. Her song “Young Once” is included on Read To Me!’s music compilation given to each child born in Nova Scotia.


Award-winning Canadian songwriter Rose Cousins has been frequenting Cambridge Massachusetts since her first performance at the legendary Club Passim in 2003.  Over time she has become an adopted local, and a central collaborator with area artists.

For her new recording project, Cousins assembled the many fine artists and musicians who have inspired her in Boston over the years. Everyone converged at Q Division studios in Somerville MA for a three day revival of sorts, and without rehearsal or planning, they did what they all do best – make music together.

Local modern art photographer and cinematographer Asia Kepka documented the entire process on film and photography.  In early 2012, Rose will release a new album (to be sold in digital and CD formats), with a companion DVD video short film documentary.

The Collaborators

Producer Zack Hickman along with Austin Nevins & Sam Kassirer (who all play in Josh Ritter’s Royal City Band), songwriters Rose Polenzani, Kris Delmhorst, Mark Erelli, Jennifer Kimball, Laura Cortese, Amy Correia, Ana Egge, Edie Carey, members of Session Americana Billy Beard, Dinty Child, and other incredible multi-instrumentalists Sean Staples and Charlie Rose.


Management & Marketing
Michelle Conceison, Market Monkeys
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“Some voices hit you hard from first blush and this is one of them…” Exclaim!

“Songs that sink deep, personal hooks.” Roots Music Canada

“It’s no wonder Cousins is the object of audience affection…” The Boston Globe

“An irresistible find.”Maverick Magazine UK


2011 East Coast Music Female Solo Recording and Songwriter of the Year
2010 Canadian Folk Music Award Contemporary Singer of the Year
2008 East Coast Music Female Solo Recording of the Year
2007 Mountain Stage NewSong, Music Nova Scotia Folk Recording of the Year and Galaxie Rising Star Award, PEI Music Awards Folk Recording of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year