ROSE COUSINS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, SHARES FIRST SINGLE
There are many turns along the journey of a heart breaking, mending and thriving again. Moments of sorrow, bareness, determination, courage, risk, restraint, and resilience. When acceptance finally appears, we arrive at what is and always would be a Natural Conclusion.
READ MORE – FULL PRESS RELEASE
PRE-ORDER NATURAL CONCLUSION AT ROSECOUSINS.COM/MUSIC
HEAR THE FIRST SINGLE “CHOSEN”
VIDEO ABOUT THE MAKING OF NATURAL CONCLUSION
FORTUNATE ONES’ “LAY ME DOWN” WINS BEST MUSIC VIDEO
AT THE TORONTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Created by the amazing humans at Brought To You By
ROSE COUSINS APPEARS AT EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Summer festival season is upon us! A few snaps…
Rose with Dar Williams, Lisa Hannigan, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Rose with The Head & the Heart, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Asa Brosius
FORTUNATE ONES DEBUT TOUR IN UNITED STATES
Fortunate Ones had their first US shows – including performances at Boston’s legendary Club Passim, New York’s Rockwood Music Hall, and Philadelphia Folk Festival – and radio appearances on WUMB, WFUV, WXPN and Sirius XM radio.
ROSE COUSINS & ROYAL WOOD RELEASE NEW SINGLE “GO”, PREMIERE THE SONG WITH THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE SYMPHONY IN OTTAWA
FORTUNATE ONES PERFORM AT JUNO AWARDS GALA
FORTUNATE ONES WIN RISING STAR ECMA, PERFORM IN AWARDS SHOW
ROSE COUSINS RECORDS NEW ALBUM, SHARES A NEW SONG
In celebration of a $60k successful Kickstarter, Rose Cousins shared a new song entitled “Chosen” that will be recorded on her next album in the form of a video filmed at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.
FORTUNATE ONES TO APPEAR AT FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL
WED FEB 17
10:55pm ECMA / Sounds Australia Suite 535
THURS FEB 18
11:30pm Folk Music Canada Red Suite 534
1:30am Access Film Music Orange Room 754
FRI FEB 19
7:15pm OFFICIAL SHOWCASE Century C Ballroom
12:00am Sweet Beaver Suite 743
1:25am ECMA / Sounds Australia Suite 535
SAT FEB 20
2pm Folk Music Canada Red Suite 534 round with Kaia Kater & The Lowest Pair
11pm United Nations Room 556 round with Mundy, The Young Folk, Kaurana Cronin
1:00am Green Room Music Source Room 619
See the full list of nominees here: junoawards.ca/nominees
FORTUNATE ONES NOMINATED FOR 5 ECMAS
Newfoundland duo Fortunate Ones have received 5 East Coast Music Award Nominations including Album of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, Rising Star Recording of the Year, Songwriter of the Year & Song of the Year. They will be performing at the Awards Gala on April 14 as well.
Tickets for East Coast Music Week & the Awards Gala are available at ecma.com/festival/tickets
ROSE COUSINS PERFORMS AT ANN ARBOR FOLK FESTIVAL
FORTUNATE ONES’ CATHERINE ALLAN SINGS AD FOR NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR TOURISM
ROSE COUSINS PERFORMS IN TRIBUTE TO JONI MITCHELL AT CELTIC CONNECTIONS
Fortunate Ones have recorded a holiday song by Sufjan Stevens called “Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance!”
FORTUNATE ONES WIN “VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR” CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARD
Nineteen award categories were presented at the gala on Sunday November 8th at Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. The Eastern Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island won 17 out of 19 category awards this year with artists from Newfoundland and Ontario receiving the most honours, each taking home five awards.
SURPRISE VIDEO FOR FORTUNATE ONES
Film company Brought To You By, so inspired by Fortunate Ones’ song “Oaks and Willows” created a music video for the song, and gifted it to the duo.
Case study about the making of the video: www.broughttoyouby.tv/portfolio/oaks-willows
FORTUNATE ONES WIN JUNO MASTER CLASS
Fortunate Ones have been selected as winners of the inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class! Finalists were selected by a jury of Canadian musicians including Sam Roberts, Max Kerman of Arkells, Kardinal Offishall and producer Gavin Brown. The winners receive a trip to Toronto for a week-long customized artist development program, and a trip to next year’s Juno Awards in Calgary. They also receive a showcase opportunity during Junofest, a chance to perform at the Juno Gala, a $10,000 MuchFACT Online Music Video Award, studio time at Slaight Music Recording Studios and more.
FORTUNATE ONES HAVE TWO SINGLES REACH #1 ON CBC RADIO 2 TOP 20 CHART
|LAY ME DOWN – 8 weeks on chart, Debut Jul 17, #1 for two weeks (Aug 21 & 14), #2 for three weeks (Jul 21 + Aug 7 & 28)
SEP 11 – #6
AUG 28 – #2
AUG 21 – #1
AUG 14 – #1
AUG 7 – #2
JUL 31 – #2
JUL 24 – #10
JUL 17 DEBUT #18
|THE BLISS – 8 weeks on chart, Debut Jan 23, #1 for one week (Feb 27)
MAR 13 – #6
MAR 6 – #2
FEB 27 – #1
FEB 20 – #2
FEB 13 – #3
FEB 6 – #5
JAN 30 – #10
JAN 23 DEBUT #18
FAN COMMUNITY BUILDING PANEL AT AMERICANA MUSIC
“Building The Tribe – community development in the digital age”
Thursday, Sept 17th 10:30am-noon – Vista A, Hutton Hotel
Moderator: Michelle Conceison (Manager, Market Monkeys)Panelists: Derek Webb (Artist / Co-Founder, NoiseTrade), Adam Jones (Digital Marketing Manager, Concord Music Group – Rounder, Vanguard, and Sugar Hill Records), Brice Turner (Director of Sales, Wonderful Union)
FORTUNATE ONES RECEIVE 3 CFMA NOMINATIONS!
Fortunate Ones have ben nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards: Emerging Artist of the Year, English Songwriter of the Year & Vocal Group of the Year for their debut album The Bliss. Also nominated is producer of The Bliss, Daniel Ledwell. The 11th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards will be held in Edmonton AB November 6-8, 2015. www.folkawards.ca
ROSE COUSINS TO TOUR US MIDWEST WITH MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
ROSE COUSINS RELEASES “STRAY BIRDS” IN IRELAND
For Rose Cousins, it’s springtime in Ireland. She’s just released her 6-song EP STRAY BIRDS, has made several national radio appearances, and has tour dates in Clonakilty, Cork, Dublin, and Galway. More info on tour dates >>
FORTUNATE ONES schedule at ECMA 2015
THURSDAY 12pm Export Buyers’ welcome lunch
FRIDAY 5-7pm Old Farm Pony Records party – Fred’s Records, 198 Duckworth St
FRIDAY 10:40pm Music NL Stage – Rockhouse, 8 George St
SUNDAY 2-4:30pm HOSTING Songwriter’s Circle – Avalon Ballroom, Delta Hotel
FORTUNATE ONES RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “WITHOUT A NAME”
FORTUNATE ONES NEW RELEASE “THE BLISS” A BLAZE!
The Newfoundland duo just started their sellout-peppered release tour for their debut album, and are already top of the charts and soaring in Canadian media.
“Musically varied, The Bliss is a wonderful onion of a record that reveals new layers with each listening. Initially drawn to the vocal chemistry apparent between Fortunate Ones’ Catherine Allan and Andrew James O’Brien, it’s not long before the storytelling and lyricism on The Bliss fully draw you in.” –CBC Music FIRST PLAY
“smartly matched harmonies and insightful tunes” – Halifax Chronicle Herald
“They’re selling out shows across the Maritimes, Ontario and Quebec and spreading warmth with their enchanting harmonies and memorable tunes…” – Montreal Rampage
“A Fortunate Weekend…” –CBC NEWS
“The album is getting strong reviews, with its pleasing, warm sound the highlight. Lyrically, there’s a warmth too, and some significant wisdom as well, especially for a couple of relative youngsters.” –CBC New Brunswick
“…the St. John’s-based pair take their name from the simple feeling they get from pursuing their musical aspirations.” –Exclaim! video debut “The Bliss”
ROSE COUSINS SHARES JUST A FEW OF HER REASONS FOR GOING…
In true Cousins form, Rose was full of surprises at all her showcases at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. The story of the above moment is perfectly captured by No Depression writer Kim Ruehl. Read it here >>
FORTUNATE ONES ANNOUNCE RELEASE TOUR DATES – NL, NS, NB, QC, ON
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
February 11 Gander, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 12 Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 14 Stephenville, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 15 Corner Brook, NL – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 17 Labrador West – A&C Centre – TICKETS
February 20 St John’s, NL – Holy Heart Theatre – TICKETS
February 21 Bonavista, NL – Garrick Theatre – TICKETS
February 24 Moncton, NB – Plan B
February 26 Saint John, NB – Bourbon Quarter – Magnolia Café
February 27 Hunter River, PE – Harmony House Theatre
February 28 Margaretsville, NS – Evergreen Theatre
March 2 Halifax, NS – The Carleton
March 5 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
March 6 Wakefield, QC – Blacksheep Inn
March 7 Sharbot Lake, ON – Sharbot Lake Country Inn
March 8 Peterborough, ON – The Garnet
March 11 Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern
March 12 London, ON – London Music Club (front room)
March 15 Sudbury, ON – Townehouse Tavern
NATALIA ZUKERMAN FEATURED IN AMAZON PRIME HOLIDAY PLAYLIST
Amazon is trying something new this holiday season. They have created an exclusive holiday playlist for which they invited diverse artists to contribute new recordings, just for the occasion. “All Is Bright” is a digital playlist available for free to Amazon Prime customers. It features Market Monkeys’ very own Natalia Zukerman singing “What Are You Doing New Years” alongside Amanda Palmer’s “Angel Gabriel,” Ruthie Foster’s “Amazing Grace,” Beth Orton’s “River,” Brandi Carlile’s “O Holy Night,” Lucinda Williams’ “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and many others…
Add it to your Amazon Prime Playlist >>
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Rose Cousins releases new EP STRAY BIRDS in anticipation of North American fall tour dates.
Order your copy of STRAY BIRDS now!! >>
Sneak peek interview with Exclaim! previews the EP song by song – read what it’s all about >>
FALL TOUR DATES
Tickets and details at rosecousins.com/tour >>
4 Victoria BC – Royal Theatre w/Jann Arden
6 Vancouver BC – Orpheum w/Jann Arden
8 Edmonton AB – Jubilee w/Jann Arden
9 Calgary AB – Jubilee w/Jann Arden
11 Saskatoon SK – TCU Place w/Jann Arden
12 Regina SK – Conexus Centre w/Jann Arden
13 Winnipeg MB – Centennial Concert Hall w/Jann Arden
24 Nashville TN – Bluebird Cafe
27 Wolfville NS – Deep Roots Festival
2 Lewiston ME – Bates College
4 Troy NY – House Show
5 Tarrytown NY – Ackerman Hall Christ Church
6 New York NY – Rockwood Music Hall
8 Philadelphia PA – Tin Angel w/Anais Mitchell
9 Hamden CT – The Outer Space w/Anais Mitchell
10 Providence RI – Columbus Theatre w/Anais Mitchell
11 Boston MA – Club Passim Thanksgiving Show
12 North Hampton MA – Iron Horse Music Hall w/Anais Mitchell
16 Toronto ON – Dakota Tavern
17 Toronto ON – Dakota Tavern
18 Ottawa/Wakefield ON – Black Sheep Inn
19 Ottawa/Wakefield ON – Black Sheep Inn
21 Chicago/Evanston IL – SPACE w/Ruth Moody
1 Truro NS – Marigold Theatre
3 Halifax NS – The Carleton
4 Halifax NS – The Carleton
5 Halifax NS – The Carleton
6 Mount Stewart PEI – Trailside Cafe
7 Mount Stewart PEI – Trailside Cafe
8 Mount Stewart PEI – Trailside Cafe
14 Brownfield ME – Stone Mountain Arts Centre
25 San Francisco CA – Freight & Salvage
4 Los Angeles CA – Hotel Cafe w/Royal Wood
13 Toronto ON – Massey Hall w/Barra MacNeils
17 Boston MA – Club Passim w/Wintery Songs
19 Boston MA – Club Passim w/Mark Erelli
NATALIA ZUKERMAN’S “COURAGE TO CHANGE” PREMIERS ON HUFFINGTON POST
Another new track from Zukerman’s forthcoming album COME THIEF, COME FIRE previewed on Huffington Post. Hear it first! >>
NATALIA ZUKERMAN’S “HERO” PREMIERS ON POP MATTERS
Two brand spankin’ new tracks from Zukerman’s forthcoming album COME THIEF, COME FIRE previewed on PopMatters. Hear em first! >>
KRIS DELMHORST VIDEO & ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
All East Coast shows will feature the full band from the album, including Anders Parker who produced the record and will open the shows…
MAY 8 – Brighton Music Hall BOSTON MA tix
MAY 9 – Tupelo Music Hall LONDONDERRY NH tix
MAY 10 – One Longfellow Square PORTLAND ME tix
MAY 11 – Iron Horse Music Hall NORTHAMPTON MA tix
MAY 15 – Rockwood Music Hall NEW YORK NY tix
MAY 16 – Iota Club & Cafe ARLINGTON VA tix
MAY 17 – Stoltz Room @Avalon Theater EASTON MD tix
MAY 18 – Tin Angel PHILADELPHIA PA tix
MAY 30 – Columbia City Theater SEATTLE WA tix
JUNE 1 – Alberta Rose Theater PORTLAND OR tix
JUNE 3 – Room 5 Lounge LOS ANGELES CA tix
JUNE 4 – Soho SANTA BARBARA CA tix
JUNE 5 – The Chapel SAN FRANCISCO CA tix
JUNE 6 – The Crepe Place SANTA CRUZ CA tix
JUNE 7 – Occidental Center for the Arts OCCIDENTAL CA tix
Details at www.krisdelmhorst.com/tour
CMT PREMIERES KRIS DELMHORST’S “BRIGHT GREEN WORLD”
Another first listen! CMT Edge is offering an exclusive “first listen” to “Bright Green World” from Kris Delmhorst’s new album BLOOD TEST… Listen to “Bright Green World” now >>
AMERICAN SONGWRITER PREMIERES KRIS DELMHORST’S “BLOOD TEST”
Get your first listen to the title track of Kris Delmhorst’s new album BLOOD TEST!
Listen to Blood Test now >>
ROSE COUSINS PERFORMS IN CBC “MUSICAL HEROES” SHOW AT ECMAs
In a rare appearance with fellow East Coasters Amelia Curran, David Myles and The Barra MacNeils, Rose Cousins performed two songs by heroes “Blue” by Joni Mitchell and “The Island Hymn” with lyrics by Lucy Maud Montgomery, as well as a new original song “The Farmer’s Wife” broadcast on CBC for a packed house at East Coast Music Week. See more >>
ROSE COUSINS TAKES SPARK TO AUSTRALIA
November through January, Rose Cousins will tour Australia with local artist Jordie Lane in the inaugural Festival of Small Halls Australia. Small Halls Australia was created by Woodford Folk Festival’s Chloe Goodyear after she traveled to Prince Edward Island in 2011 for the East Coast Music Awards, and was inspired by the kindred Festival of Small Halls that happens in PEI every June. From PEI Canada to Queensland Australia, collaboration and music are keys to community building. Here is a video Cousins and Lane made in Halifax in the summer, in anticipation of the tour to come…
ROSE COUSINS PERFORMS WITH SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA & PEI SYMPHONY
Rose Cousins’ fall tour will culminate in Halifax and PEI in two very special shows with the Symphony Nova Scotia and the PEI Symphony Orchestra.
NATALIA ZUKERMAN APPEARS AT NERFA
Driving to NERFA? Get in the mood! Download and listen to Natalia Zukerman’s live album “Gypsies & Clowns” – a recording of a very special Chicago show when Zukerman gathered an assembly of folk friends she’s toured with over the last two years – including Willy Porter, Susan Werner, Erin McKeown, Garrison Starr, Adrianne Gonzalez (AG), Trina Hamlin, Mona Tavakoli, Edie Carey and Anne Heaton. A true testament to collaboration and our community!
Natalia will perform in the formal official showcase theater Saturday 7:20pm.
“WE HAVE MADE A SPARK” RELEASES IN AUSTRALIA OCT 28!
After scooping up numerous Canadian and American music awards including a JUNO and NPR’s Top 10 Americana & Folk Albums of 2012, Rose Cousins will carry the SPARK spirit to Australia. See her TOUR page for upcoming festivals and shows in Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales – the inaugural Festival of Small Halls Australia tour. Additional dates for March TBA soon.
Old Farm Pony / Vitamin Records iTunes Australia
ROSE COUSINS NEW SONG “STRAY BIRDS” CAPTURED BY SOUTHERN SOULS
performed in Toronto with Laura Cortese & Taylor Ashton (of Fish & Bird)
On Sunday, October 27th from 1-3pm, join Mayor Thomas M. Menino, First Lady Angela Menino, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Sculptor Meredith Bergmann, musicians Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, and other current and future women leaders at the Boston Women’s Memorial on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the unveiling of the statue that features Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone and Phillis Wheatley.
ROSE COUSINS EMBARKS ON FALL TOUR ACROSS CANADA + NASHVILLE, CHICAGO, BOSTON DATES IN THE US, CULMINATING IN SHOWS WITH SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA + PEI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Her show in Boston will feature opener Tom Terrell, front man of Halifax-based contemporary bluegrass ensemble The Modern Grass.
The tour will culminate in Halifax and PEI in two very special shows with the Symphony Nova Scotia and the PEI Symphony Orchestra.
ROSE COUSINS RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO “FOR THE BEST”
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REGINA, SK CANADA (April 22, 2013) – Over the weekend, PEI-native, Halifax-based Rose Cousins took home the JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo for her 2012 release WE HAVE MADE A SPARK at the 2013 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards. It was her first JUNO nomination.
1,150 Canadian music industry members gathered to toast 35 JUNO Award winners the night before the JUNO Awards broadcast show. Hosted by CBC Q’s Jian Ghomeshi, the evening’s festivities at Regina’s Eventplex featured performances by a spectacular lineup of JUNO Award nominees and winners, as well as unforgettable tributes to some of the most influential names in Canadian music.
During the show, Cousins performed her song “This Light” for the In Memoriam tribute – a special arrangement that included musical nods to recently departed East Coasters Rita MacNeil (“Flying On Your Own”) and Raylene Rankin (“Fare Thee Well Love”).
Cousins remarks, “Considering the East Coast has been hard hit by loss in the recent past, it was an honour to play the In Memorium piece in the Gala. Raylene Rankin, Stompin’ Tom and Rita MacNeil were a huge part of my musical and Maritime upbringing. I can’t believe they are gone.”
Cousins’ acceptance speech was well-received by host and audience alike.
View it online at: http://junoawards.ca/
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To make her winning album WE HAVE MADE A SPARK, Cousins traveled to Boston to work with a family of songwriters, singers and musicians including Zachariah Hickman, who produced the record. A short film “If I Should Fall Behind” documents the heart of the music community where the record was made. rosecousins.com/film
“It’s been a rough week hearing what’s happening in Boston as it’s a second home to me. I can’t wait to get back there this week to celebrate with all my friends who helped me make this record.”
Nominated alongside “first home” friends including Annabelle Chvostek and fellow East Coasters Amelia Curran and Old Man Luedecke, Cousins admits Corb Lund was the only artist nominated she did not know personally.
“I feel good. It’s been a roller coaster ride for sure, and I was very nervous about performing. But I was in a category with all my friends. It couldn’t have turned out wrong.”
When asked for highlights of her experience at the JUNOs, Cousins adds the sheer excitement of witnessing and meeting some of her heroes.
“It was amazing to be in a room filled with so many people I admire. I met Colin James and Tom Cochrane during my soundcheck on Saturday, which was so amazing. Then last night at an after party, I met Anne Murray, Michael Buble and Jim Cuddy. Couldn’t believe I was there with relevance and context. Very surreal and thrilling!”
MORE ABOUT ROSE COUSINS AT www.rosecousins.com/media-tools
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ROSE COUSINS WINS A JUNO!
WE HAVE MADE A SPARK won Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo at the JUNO Awards in Regina, SK!
ROSE COUSINS NOMINATED FOR A JUNO AWARD & PERFORMING AT JUNOFEST
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo
Rose Cousins performances at JUNOfest…
Friday April 19:
9:20-9:40pm at The Exchange – 2431 8TH AVENUE, Regina (Outlaws & Gunslingers event)
11-11:45pm at Slow Pub – 2124 ALBERT STREET, Regina
Saturday April 20:
performance during the Gala Dinner & Awards Show
ROSE COUSINS WINS 3 ECMAs, HOSTS 25th ANNIVERSARY TELEVISED AWARDS SHOW
Cousins emerged from ECMA week with three awards – “FOLK RECORDING OF THE YEAR” “SOLO RECORDING OF THE YEAR” “SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR”
ROSE COUSINS & THE MODERN GRASS: YOUR HEART TURNED ON ME
During East Coast Music Week, Rose Cousins performed a very special show with The Modern Grass and delightful guest Jennah Barry at Fort Massey Church in Halifax. Those who attended were able to buy a limited release EP Cousins recorded with The Modern Grass, including one song called “Your Heart Turned On Me” co-written by Cousins and Terrell, specifically for the occasion. Another track on the EP was the cover duet in this video, which was recorded at Fort Massey…
THE MONKEYS IN TORONTO FOR FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL
We are pleased to present a truly international “Monkey Room” at this year’s Folk Alliance with our pals across the pond – Sheena Keane of Blue Grace Music in Ireland and Rebecca Kemp of On Tour Logistics in the UK.
View our showcase room (1074) schedule at marketmonkeys.com/guerilla
NPR’s TOP 10 FOLK & AMERICANA ABLUMS OF 2012
It is our pleasure to congratulate artist Rose Cousins, producer Zachariah Hickman, and the gang of Boston singers, songwriters and instrumentalists who made WE HAVE MADE A SPARK with Rose, as NPR has named their creation one of the best albums of 2012. We couldn’t agree more!
Here is what NPR had to say about Rose Cousins’ WE HAVE MADE A SPARK >>
ROSE COUSINS & DON BROWNRIGG GIVE US A SONG FOR THE HOLIDAYS
SINGLE: Little Road to Bethlehem (2012)
A poem written by Margaret Rose in 1936, set to music by Michael Head in 1946. Performed by Rose Cousins & Don Brownrigg at Echo Chamber Recording Studio in Halifax, NS on Dec 14, 2012.
NATALIA ZUKERMAN RELEASES LIVE ALBUM “GYPSIES & CLOWNS”
On September 14th, 2012, Natalia Zukerman performed one very special show at SPACE in Evanston, Illinois. The night was filled with guest appearances by many of the musicians and songwriters that Natalia has collaborated with over the last two years – including AG, TRINA HAMLIN, ERIN MCKEOWN, WILLY PORTER, GARRISON STARR, MONA TAVAKOLI and SUSAN WERNER. Available for purchase now at NataliaZukerman.com >>
MEG HUTCHINSON RELEASES BOOK OF POETRY “THE MORNING I WAS BORN”
In April, Meg Hutchinson undertook an adventure with her fans – daily writing assignments from her mother – who has written a poem every day for 10 years. This December, Hutchinson is making the complete collection of poems from that month’s creative journey, available in a book. Pre-order your copy of Meg Hutchinson’s book of poems at MegHutchinson.com >>
WINTERBLOOM ON TOUR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Singer-songwriters Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman have been touring each of the last four holiday seasons – sharing stories, traditions, songs, words, warmth, and a good dose of holiday introspection. This year, they tour again!
Full tour dates and ticket info at Winterbloom.com >>
ROSE COUSINS ALBUM WINS CANADIAN MUSIC AWARDS
Rose Cousins’ new album WE HAVE MADE A SPARK took home Contemporary Singer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards AND Music Nova Scotia’s Folk Recording of the Year
A HAPPY KICKDAY BIRTHDAY VIDEO FROM ROSE COUSINS
A year ago, Rose Cousins launched a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $25,000 to make her record WE HAVE MADE A SPARK and short film IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND, about the community of songwriters and musicians in Boston where the album was made. Cousins made this video, one of many updates she has continued to send to backers throughout the year, with members of her Halifax community – songwriter and community organizer Don Brownrigg, songwriter, performer and Halifax Poet Laureate Tanya Davis, and actor, singer, dancer and writer Stewart Legere.
ROSE COUSINS RELEASES IRISH SINGLE “BIRDS OF BELFAST”
|Birds of Belfast (2012)
performed by Rose Cousins
featuring Juliet Turner
recorded with Gavin Glass
in Dublin Ireland, June 2012
written by Kris Delmhorst – Lyrics
ROSE COUSINS’ SONG “GO FIRST” APPEARS IN DEGRASSI,
ALSO HIGHLIGHTED IN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Watch the full episode on Much >>
Degrassi’s use of Cousins’ song “Go First” was also highlighted in Entertainment Weekly’s wrapup of songs featured in television shows >>
ROSE COUSINS VIDEO WITH JENNAH BARRY KICKS OFF NEW FALL TOUR COLLABS
Full tour dates at rosecousins.com
ROSE COUSINS NOMINATED FOR 6 MUSIC NOVA SCOTIA AWARDS
Entertainer of the Year
Female Artist Recording of the Year
Folk Recording of the Year
Music Video of the Year
Recording of the Year
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
ZUKERMAN TO RECORD LIVE RECORD IN CHICAGO w/MANY SPECIAL GUESTS
MEG HUTCHINSON & NATALIA ZUKERMAN JOIN PERFORMERS UNITED
78 concerts in 71 cities, 50 states… all in one weekend! www.voicesunitedconcerts.com
NATALIA ZUKERMAN – SEPTEMBER 29 MANHATTAN NY
MEG HUTCHINSON – SEPTEMBER 30 CONCORD NH 4pm
ROSE COUSINS RECOMMENDED IN OPRAH MAGAZINE
In a story about music recommendation expert Val Haller, O Magazine uses Rose Cousins’ song “All The Stars” as an example of music Val recommends on her site valslist.com. Check July issue, page 30 and full streaming of the song available on the iPad version of the magazine.
NATALIA ZUKERMAN’S “ART IS SONG” AT PASSIM
Spring leg of Natalia Zukerman’s “Art Is Song” tour with Adrianne Gonzalez culminates with full art show at Club Passim in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA where their full collection will hang through July.
ROSE COUSINS ROCKS TORONTO
Music super-blog Chromewaves’ stunning live photos and a great review of Rose Cousins’ Toronto album release show.
ROSE COUSINS RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “GO FIRST”
ROSE COUSINS RELEASE SHOW IN HALIFAX A MEETING OF MUSICIANS
In Halifax on April 22nd, a show happened at the Spatz Theatre. Not just any show. A gang of musicians from Boston who Rose Cousins has been performing and recording with drove to Halifax. And a gang of Halifax musicians were eager to meet them.
Here is a list of the fine artists involved in this very special show.
Zachariah Hickman – producer, bassist, chef, snappy dresser
Austin Nevins – guitarist, photographer, juggler, lover of desserts
Laura Cortese – fiddler, singer, motivator, vintage fashionista, most positive person award
Dinty Child – multi-instrumentalist, singer, instigator, builder, driver and member of Session Americana
Billy Beard – Drummer, trouble maker, magic maker, charmer and member of Session Americana
Jenn Grant (2012 ECMA Nominee, 2011 Polaris Prize Nominee)
Dan Ledwell (2012 ECMA Nominee)
Carmen Townsend (ECMA 2012 Rising Star)
Ria Mae (ECMA 2012 Pop Recording)
Don Brownrigg (ECMA Nominee)
Mike O’Neill (Halifax Pop Rock Master)
Cyndi Cain (2012 ECMA Nominee)
Steve Gates (of Calendonia Band)
Zac Crouse (of Caledonia Band)
Stewart Legere (BEST ACTOR Halifax 2011)
Heather Green (Emerging with a Killer new record)
Margot Durling (Harmony goddess, designer)
MEG HUTCHINSON TO SPEAK AT SMITH COLLEGE & JOHNS HOPKINS SYMPOSIUM
Meg Hutchinson will return as a featured speaker at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on April 24th to participate in a symposium of ground-breaking discussions pertaining to diagnosis, treatment and understanding of mood disorders. Among other speakers at the symposium, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, an internationally recognized author and Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins, will discuss “Writers and the Many Faces of Depression.” Additionally, a family member of someone with a history of a mood disorder will be interviewed by Dr. J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr. the symposium’s founder. Dr. Karen Swartz, will discuss her commitment to the arts and education as a method for addressing stigma. Read more >>
ROSE COUSINS PLAYS “THIS LIGHT” FOR SOUTHERN SOULS
Rose Cousins’ song “One Way” named Pick of the Week by USA TODAY
Read more >>
CBC presents Rose Cousins’ short film “If I Should Fall Behind”
View the short documentary at: www.rosecousins.com/film
View the trailer right here…
Market Monkeys to appear at Folk Alliance International 2012
THE PINES RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CRY CRY CROW”
ORDER THE PINES’ NEW ALBUM “DARK SO GOLD” (RELEASE JAN 31)
More info at Red House Records >>
ROSE COUSINS PLAYS “THE SHELL” FOR SOUTHERN SOULS
ROSE COUSINS RELEASES SNEAK PEEK SINGLE “THE DARKNESS”
THE PINES RELEASE NEW ITUNES SINGLE “RISE UP AND BE LONELY”
Anne Heaton’s new album succesfully funded on Kickstarter! If you didn’t contribute before the cutoff date, you can still pre-order the album here or on her website at www.anneheaton.com
Market Monkeys artists Meg Hutchinson and Rose Cousins appear alongside fellow Boston songwriter Mark Erelli at Americana Music Festival & Conference. Michelle Conceison to moderate panel on eCommerce innovation. Print our schedule >>
The Pines on tour supporting Mason Jennings Sept-Oct 2011!
It’s "REVIVAL MONTH" in Harvard Square! Market Monkeys launches new website for respected folk music author Scott Alarik.
Award-winning Canadian songwriter Rose Cousins is recording a new album and making a film in Boston More info >>
Photo by Shervin Iainez
Natalia Zukerman launches the Art Is Song Tour with Adrianne Gonzalez at US festivals this summer! More info >>
New Natalia Zukerman music video for "Gas Station Roses"
Market Monkeys at Folk Alliance…
We will once again be hosting a showcase room at Folk Alliance International, February 16-20 in Memphis. We are also pleased to announce that Market Monkeys management clients Rose Cousins and Natalia Zukerman, as well as marketing clients Garrison Starr, Caroline Herring, Erin McKeown and Jessie Torrisi will be performing at the conference. Check out our schedules online for details!
Market Monkeys 2010 Showcase Schedule
Garrison Starr song "Upside Down" and "Sit With Me" featured on ABC Family’s show "Pretty Little Liars" – listen here…
Rose Cousins nominated for Canadian East Coast Music Association Awards in three categories!
– Female solo Recording of the Year (The Send Off)
– Folk Recording of the Year (The Send Off)
– SOCAN Songwriter of the Year (I Were The Bird)
The ECMA awards are delivered throughout East Coast Music Week April 13-17 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Read more >>
Anne Heaton is giving away "St Francis Song" for the holidays. Please listen, enjoy, and share with loved ones FREEly…
Preorder is now available for
photography Asia Kepka, design Stump’d
Monkeys launch new site for Natalia Zukerman >>
photography Asia Kepka, design Stump’d, programming Kate Gilbert
Winterbloom’s holiday album "Traditions Rearranged" named among top Folk holiday music albums on About.com >>
painting by Natalia Zukerman
Winterbloom announces 2010 holiday tour dates in Northeast USA, The Netherlands and Germany! www.winterbloom.com >>
Rose Cousins and Dala win! We are pleased to report two Market Monkeys marketing clients received Canadian Folk Music Awards:
– Rose Cousins: Contemporary Singer of the Year
– Dala: Vocal Group of the Year
The CFMAs were delivered at the Awards Night Gala at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg Saturday, Nov 20th. Read more >>
Monkeys launch new site for Garrison Starr >>
illustration by Mary Devaney
The Pines to showcase at OCFF – www.thepinesmusic.com >>
Meg Hutchinson on Minnesota Public Radio "a musician singing to writers" Listen to excerpts of the interview online >>
Dala enlists a little help from the monkeys to integrate their store, social media, news clips, blog, video, photos, forum into their web site easily from the road. View the site >>
design by Dala, development by Kate Gilbert
Winterbloom recap of Lilith experience
Natalia Zukerman on "dusty roots tour" with Jess Klein September to October.
Meg Hutchinson review of "The Living Side" in SingOut!
“honest and fearless insights from a songwriter who knows her own soul and knows how to use lyrics to capture that soul’s journey." Get your copy of SingOut magazine >>
Erin McKeown enlists a little help from the Monkeys to promote her 10th anniversary Distillation tour. Erin’s debut album "Distillation" is turning a whopping 10 years old this year. To celebrate, she is doing a special series of tour dates, blogging, and inviting you to remember the record along with her. September 8th – November 14th. Everything you need to know is on the Distillation 10th Anniversary micro-site:
Erin McKeown’s email newsletter…
Winterbloom at Lilith Fair! Winterbloom artists Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman invited Lilith alum Rose Polenzani to join them to create new original song "The Alchemist" in submission on the OurStage local artist competition.
Winterbloom launches new web site featuring video footage of recording "Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged" Winterbloom.com >>
More info >>
Winterbloom to perform at WUMB’s Boston Music Festival. More info >>
Meg Hutchinson sings new Target ad!
Natalia Zukerman will be appearing at SXSW performing several showcases! Here is her schedule…
- Wed, March 17th 6pm – St Vincent de Paul Sin City Social Club and Freeb!rds party
- Thurs, March 18th 2-5pm – Ruta Maya "Wind Chases the Sun" music and film party
- Fri, March 19th 3:35pm – Mother Egan’s Red House Records official party
- Fri, March 19th 8:30pm – Artz Rib House
- Sat, March 20th 2:30pm – Blue Rock Studios
Blue Rock Studios Wimberly open house party
Meg Hutchinson new release "The Living Side" Feb 9th!
Already the song "Hard To Change" was #2 on Folk Radio chart in February (with just two weeks reporting), and the album is #15 on Roots Music Report chart, #8 on iTunes in Singer-Songwriter, #5 on Amazon in Hot New Folk Albums, #32 on Billboard and climbing, Meg Hutchinson’s new album "The Living Side" is getting out the gates to a strong start.
Meg Hutchinson releases music video "Hard To Change"
Market Monkeys at Folk Alliance…
Market Monkeys 2010 Showcase Schedule
"Winterbloom" tour a huge success!
"Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged" now available online and in stores. Get your copy now…
painting by Natalia Zukerman
Boston Globe features “Life Is Alchemy” debut song
photo by Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff
Anne Heaton’s “Life Is Alchemy” Project Turns Everyday Stories Into Song
While touring behind her latest release “Blazing Red” (March ’09) Anne Heaton interviewed fans and people from all walks of life for her “Life Is Alchemy” project, in which she collects stories of transformation and turns them into songs.
Gearing up for "Winterbloom" release and tour…
This year, winter won’t be so cold. Four top up-and-coming singer-songwriters teamed up to record a new winter holiday album and are taking the show on the road! Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman present WINTERBLOOM: TRADITIONS REARRANGED.
A mixture of new, original songs written specifically for this project and new arrangements of traditional songs, this 7-song EP covers a lot of ground. Reinventions of traditional Yiddish riddles alongside Bing Crosby-ish Christmas warmth; romantic literary-influenced irony right next to comic holiday break up sarcasm; English winter wassailing and German sung a cappella. This is quite possibly the most thoughtful and eclectic holiday show out there – as to be expected from such introspective and prolific songwriters. Tour dates between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are already booked in Iowa, Illinios, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania and DC.
Meg Hutchinson’s new iPhone app features poetry…
The new "iHutch" iPhone application is now available on iTunes. In the coming weeks, we will be rolling out many new features – including a weekly poem of Meg’s choosing and a wall area where you can post your own favorite poems or respond to the ones posted by Meg. If you are a Twitter person, you can also get tweets to let you know whenever a new poem has been posted. As with all new technology, please let us know what you think – your feedback helps us determine how to best interact with you!
To follow Meg on Twitter, @hutchtweets
To follow us on Twitter, @marketmonkeys
Meg Hutchinson iTunes Nature Walk Essentials
Meg Hutchinson’s song "Climbing Mountains" from her 2008 release "Come Up Full" has been included in iTunes’ Nature Walk Essentials compilation.
Noelie McDonnell US Tour
We welcome contemporary Irish songwriter Noelie McDonnell for his 2nd North American tour with us. Includes dates in Toronto, Rochester NY, Boston MA, New York NY, Philadelphia PA, Cape Cod – as well as appearance at Club Passim’s Campfire Festival.
Anne Heaton Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Finalist
We have always known Anne Heaton is the best, and are pleased to see that Rocky Mountain knows too! Please join us in celebrating Anne Heaton’s selection as a Folks Fest Finalist, and cheer her on if you are in Colorado…
Once again, Market Monkeys presented showcasing at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, Tennessee. With a particularly international lineup this year, we celebrated talent from the US, Canada, UK and Ireland.
Market Monkeys 2009 Showcase Schedule
The list. During"Social Media for Folkies" a fruitful panel discussion at Folk Alliance, the panel and attendees fittingly knocked around ideas about many sites, tools and ways to authentically leverage social media within our community,
Here is a list of sites/tools we discussed >>
Meg Hutchinson Across The Pond & Back Again
Just added – Meg Hutchinson Ireland mini-tour to include industry showcase at 12 Bar in London. Please join us!
Susan Werner "Classics" Available at Shows in January, Official Retail and Digital Release Date February 3rd
Advance sound samples, photos, posters, web graphics and background information available online now at:
Anne Heaton Performs at Sundance Film Festival
Folk pop songwriter Anne Heaton has been building momentum in the album release campaign for "Blazing Red" and recently shared her songs at the Sundance Film Festival. View video performance footage and interview from the festival online at marketmonkeys.com/sundance >>