NEWS: SONIC CONCERTS PRESENTS ROSE COUSINS IN HALIFAX, APRIL 22

2011 East Coast Music Award winner for Female Solo Recording and Songwriter of the Year, Rose Cousins, will perform in support of her brand new album We Have Made a Spark at the Spatz Theatre in Halifax on Sunday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

We Have Made A Spark follows Cousins’ two multi-award-winning albums The Send Off (2009) produced by Luke Doucet and If You Were For Me (2006) produced by CBC in Halifax.  The album is a collection of songs by Cousins that braves weighty topics. Supported by a thriving Halifax music scene and welcomed by an equally vibrant Boston community, her new album was made in the spirit of community and collaboration.

From writing songs in a tiny cabin without electricity on a New Hampshire island to the stage of one her many international tour stops, her lone voice reaches out to listeners, all of us surrounded by our own forms of darkness, and charges us to have the courage to forge ahead.  Her song “One Way” was chosen as USA Today’s pick of the week Feb. 28 and you can download a free mp3 of “The Darkness” at www.rosecousins.com
 
“Some voices hit you hard from first blush and this is one of them.” – Exclaim!
“It’s no wonder Cousins is the object of audience affection…” – The Boston Globe
“An irresistible find.” – Maverick Magazine UK
 
To make We Have Made A Spark, Cousins gathered her friends and collaborators Zachariah Hickman (producer) and Austin Nevins (who both 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 multi-instrumentalists Sean Staples and Charlie Rose together to make the record at well-known American studio (Q Division) used by James Taylor, Aimee Mann, Patty Griffin.  Along with new music comes a short film called "If I Should Fall Behind," about the heart of the community where the record was made.

Canadian collaborations have included recording and touring with Joel Plaskett on his multi-Juno-winning album Three and recording A New Kind Of Light, a Christmas CD, with label-mate Jill Barberand 2011 Juno Award winner for New Artist of the Year, Meaghan Smith.

Tickets are $27.99 in advance and $32.99 day of show (including tax and service charge) and go on sale this Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m., exclusively at www.sonicconcerts.com.  Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information on Rose Cousins, visit: www.rosecousins.com

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