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SEPTEMBER 2014

MARKET MONKEYS LAUNCHES SONG CHRONICLE

ROSE COUSINS RELEASES EP “STRAY BIRDS” + FALL TOUR

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 >>

SEPT
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

OCT
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

NOV
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

DEC
4 Los Angeles CA – Hotel Cafe w/Royal Wood
13 Toronto ON – Massey Hall w/Barra MacNeils
18 Boston MA – Club Passim w/Wintery Songs
19 Boston MA – Club Passim w/Mark Erelli

AUGUST 2014

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
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Two brand spankin’ new tracks from Zukerman’s forthcoming album COME THIEF, COME FIRE previewed on PopMatters. Hear em first! >>

June 2014

IT’S FESTIVAL SEASON, FOLKS!
Rose Cousins upcoming festival appearances…
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MAY 2014

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

APRIL 2014

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 >>

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ROSE COUSINS TO OPEN JANN ARDEN’S ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

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 >>

Pre-order the album at www.krisdelmhorst.com/music

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 >>

Here, a backstage selfie with the heroes themselves…

MARCH 2014

KRIS DELMHORST LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

ROSE COUSINS NOMINATED FOR 2 FAN CHOICE ECMAs
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FEBRUARY 2014

WHERE YOU’LL FIND MONKEYS AT FOLK ALLIANCE

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NOVEMBER 2013

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!

Click here http://t.opsp.in/i1elW
or go to NataliaZukerman.com and enter the code “NERFA”

Natalia will perform in the formal official showcase theater Saturday 7:20pm.

OCTOBER 2013

“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.
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ROSE COUSINS NEW SONG “STRAY BIRDS” CAPTURED BY SOUTHERN SOULS

performed in Toronto with Laura Cortese & Taylor Ashton (of Fish & Bird)

Celebrate Boston Women’s Memorial, Sunday Oct 27th 1-3pm

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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.

More info on the City of Boston website >>

SEPTEMBER 2013

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

Launching with an appearance at Americana Music Fest in Nashville, Rose Cousins starts her fall tour with a string of Canadian dates featuring guest opener Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni.

Her show in Boston will feature opener Tom Terrell, front man of Halifax-based contemporary bluegrass ensemble The Modern Grass.

Toronto area shows will feature opener Laura Cortese, who appeared throughout Rose’s album WE HAVE MADE A SPARK and in the short film IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND.

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”

JULY 2013

ROSE COUSINS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

MEG HUTCHINSON LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE, NEW MUSIC VIDEO, AND ANNOUNCES ITUNES PRE-ORDER FOR NEW ALBUM “BEYOND THAT”

ROSE COUSINS’ SONG “THIS LIGHT” APPEARS IN LIFETIME’S DROP DEAD DIVA
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APRIL 2013: ROSE COUSINS WINS JUNO, PERFORMS IN GALA AWARDS SHOW

###FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE###2013 JUNO Awards

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.”

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Cousins’ acceptance speech was well-received by host and audience alike.

View it online at: http://junoawards.ca/episode/2013-juno-gala-awards-acceptance-speeches
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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!”

PHOTOS (click to download):
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Rose Cousins accepting award (vertical)
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MORE ABOUT ROSE COUSINS AT www.rosecousins.com/media-tools

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS AT THE 2013 JUNO GALA DINNER & AWARDS, INCLUDING BIOGRAPHIES AND IMAGES, GO TO WWW.JUNOAWARDS.CA

About CARAS
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 42nd Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ (CARAS), please visit www.junoawards.ca or www.carasonline.ca.

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APRIL 2013

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
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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
Outlaws & Gunslingers Poster

MARCH 2013

LUCY KAPLANSKY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

ROSE COUSINS’ SONG “GO FIRST” APPEARS IN ABC’S GREYS ANATOMY MARCH 14th
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ROSE COUSINS’ SONG “FOR THE BEST” APPEARS IN CBC’S HEARTLAND
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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”
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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…

FEBRUARY 2013

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

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Download a handy printable PDF of all of our Folk Alliance schedules >>

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ROSE COUSINS TO CO-HOST 25th ANNIVERSARY ECMA AWARDS
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DECEMBER 2012

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.

Download free MP3 >>

Web:
rosecousins.com
donbrownrigg.ca

Twitter:
@rosecousins
@donbrownrigg

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 >>

NOVEMBER 2012

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

Available for download at…
RoseCousins.com (free for a limited time!)
iTunes | Amazon

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 >>

OCTOBER 2012

ROSE COUSINS VIDEO WITH JENNAH BARRY KICKS OFF NEW FALL TOUR COLLABS

Full tour dates at rosecousins.com

THE PINES OPEN A RUN OF DATES w/TIFT MERRITT

ROSE COUSINS NOMINATED FOR 3 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS

Contemporary Album of the Year
Contemporary Singer of the Year
Solo Artist of the Year

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

SEPTEMBER 2012

ROSE COUSINS & THE PINES TO APPEAR AT AMERICANA MUSIC CONFERENCE

FRI SEPT 14 2pm Rose Cousins – The Sheraton featured songwriters round
SAT SEPT 15 11pm The Pines – The Basement, 1604 8th Ave S

To download a PDF for printing, click the image below >>

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

AUGUST 2012

ROSE COUSINS’ SONG “ONE WAY” APPEARS IN ABC’S ROOKIE BLUE
Rose Cousins Rookie Blue
Watch the episode online at ABC >>

THE PINES RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ALL THE WHILE”

NATALIA ZUKERMAN JAMS AT WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL”

Read the full story at Winnipeg Free Press >>

JUNE 2012

THE PINES FEATURED ON DAYTROTTER

THE PINES’ APPEARANCE ON MOUNTAIN STAGE FEATURED ON NPR MUSIC

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.

May 2012

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.

APRIL 2012

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.

Rose Cousins Halifax encore (photo by Riley Smith)

Here is a list of the fine artists involved in this very special show.

AMERICANS:
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

CANADIANS:
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

MARCH 2012

Rose Cousins’ song “One Way” named Pick of the Week by USA TODAY
Read more >>

The Pines’ song “Heart and Bones” from their album Tremolo to appear in season finale of Parenthood

FEBRUARY 2012

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…

Scott Alarik’s novel REVIVAL the gift for Folk lovers this Valentine’s Day

The PINES new release Dark So Gold #3 Singer-Songwriter album on iTunes

Market Monkeys to appear at Folk Alliance International 2012

JANUARY 2012

THE PINES RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “CRY CRY CROW”

ORDER THE PINES’ NEW ALBUM “DARK SO GOLD” (RELEASE JAN 31)

Amazon: tinyurl.com/darksoamazon

iTunes: tinyurl.com/pinesitunes

More info at Red House Records >>

ROSE COUSINS PLAYS “THE SHELL” FOR SOUTHERN SOULS

ROSE COUSINS RELEASES SNEAK PEEK SINGLE “THE DARKNESS”

Pre-order now

THE PINES RELEASE NEW ITUNES SINGLE “RISE UP AND BE LONELY”

DECEMBER 2011

Pre-Order Rose Cousins’ next album & film More info >>

NOVEMBER 2011

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

OCTOBER 2011

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 >>

SEPTEMBER 2011

The Pines on tour supporting Mason Jennings Sept-Oct 2011!

More info >>

It’s "REVIVAL MONTH" in Harvard Square! Market Monkeys launches new website for respected folk music author Scott Alarik.

More info >>


Award-winning Canadian songwriter Rose Cousins is recording a new album and making a film in Boston More info >>


Photo by Shervin Iainez

JUNE 2011

Natalia Zukerman launches the Art Is Song Tour with Adrianne Gonzalez at US festivals this summer! More info >>

MAY 2011

Winterbloom to appear on Cayamo 2012! More info >>

Scott Alarik’s new novel REVIVAL coming soon! More info >>

Meg Hutchinson’s album THE LIVING SIDE wins "Best Lyrics" from Indie Acoustic Project "Best CDs of 2010" More info >>

APRIL 2011

Rose Cousins wins two ECMAs!

Female Solo Recording of the Year for THE SEND OFF

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for I WERE THE BIRD

More info >>

MARCH 2011

Anne Heaton’s song "Counting" from the album "Give In" Featured in HSN Spring Fashion Ad Campaign

Meg Hutchinson appearing at Johns Hopkins in special event with opening remarks by Doctor Kay Jamison and conversation with some of the foremost doctors at the Mood Discorders Center

More info >>

FEBRUARY 2011

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

www.marketmonkeys.com/guerilla


Download a printer-friendly PDF >>

JANUARY 2011

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 >>

DECEMBER 2010

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

Natalia Zukerman’s new album "Gas Station Roses" >>


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

NOVEMBER 2010

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

OCTOBER 2010

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

SEPTEMBER 2010

Winterbloom recap of Lilith experience

Natalia Zukerman on "dusty roots tour" with Jess Klein September to October.

More info >>

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 Distillation Tour

Erin McKeown’s email newsletter…

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JULY 2010

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 featured in the Lilith Fair trailer for Boston >>

Blog review and coverage of Winterbloom on OurStage >>

Photos of Winterbloom at Lilith Fair by Asia Kepka>>

Winterbloom at Lilith Fair Encore

Winterbloom launches new web site featuring video footage of recording "Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged" Winterbloom.com >>

JUNE 2010

Natalia Zukerman on tour with Sam Baker and John Fullbright this summer.

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Winterbloom to perform at WUMB’s Boston Music Festival. More info >>

MAY 2010

Meg Hutchinson sings new Target ad!

MARCH 2010

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

More details on Natalia’s showcases >>

Download PDF of Natalia’s schedule >>

More at www.nataliazukerman.com >>

FEBRUARY 2010

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 The Living Side

Meg Hutchinson releases music video "Hard To Change"

Market Monkeys at Folk Alliance

Market Monkeys 2010 Showcase Schedule

www.marketmonkeys.com/guerilla


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JANUARY 2010

Rachel McCartney releases EP "New Days Nightly"

www.rachelmccartney.com

DECEMBER 2009

"Winterbloom" tour a huge success!

NOVEMBER 2009

"Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged" now available online and in stores. Get your copy now…


painting by Natalia Zukerman

Official Website – Winterbloom.com >>

Winterbloom Media/Press Kit>>

Anne Heaton:

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. 

Story in The Boston Globe >>

Video of Heaton performing "Prom Song" for Globe journalist James Reed>>

Full press release >>

OCTOBER 2009

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.

SEPTEMBER 2009

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

AUGUST 2009

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…

JUNE 2009

Susan Werner featured on NPR Weekend Edition

www.npr.org >>

FEBRUARY 2009

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

www.marketmonkeys.com/guerilla


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:

www.susanwerner.com/classics

JANUARY 2009

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 >>

Anne Heaton Releases "Blazing Red"

MARCH 2008

Natalia Zukerman Releases "Brand New Frame"

Meg Hutchinson Showcases at SXSW

FEBRUARY 2008 -

Susan Werner named "Best Contemporary Artist" at

International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN

Meg Hutchinson Releases "Come Up Full"