GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM, NATURAL CONCLUSION, OUT NOW VIA OUTSIDE MUSIC
“The simplicity of these songs is deceiving; as sparse as they feel, her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm” - The Guardian
“deeply caresses her exquisite vocals through a dozen songs that form an exploratory, intimate meditation on the mysteries of being human” - LA Times
"When Rose Cousins sings she soars and swoops, never to show off but always in service to the song" - The Washington Post
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Today, Rose Cousins, announces her upcoming Winter tour dates beginning February 3 in her home province of Nova Scotia. Viewers can get a glimpse of Cousins live in the video for “Lock & Key”, filmed live at The Great Hall in Toronto.
On Sunday, Cousins will find out if she also has a Grammy Award to go with her JUNO Award and three East Coast Music awards. Her latest album, Natural Conclusion, was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical along with Ryan Freeland (Engineer) and Joao Carvalho (Mastering Engineer).
Out now via Outside Music, The Guardian says of Rose Cousins’ Natural Conclusion, “…her voice draws you in until you realize you are at the heart of the storm,” while The Washington Post notes that "When Rose Cousins sings she soars and swoops, never to show off but always in service to the song." No Depression furthers, “Cousins and Henry have created an emotional landscape full of beauty and conquest. It is formidable.”
On Natural Conclusion, Rose Cousins steps boldly forward, a fully mature writer and artist in her next great stride. Cousins enlisted Grammy Award winning producer Joe Henry for the recording of Natural Conclusion. She and Henry each gathered trusted colleagues and met in Toronto. They were joined in studio by engineer Ryan Freeland, drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist David Pitch (Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg), pianist Aaron Davis (Holly Cole), and guitar player Gord Tough (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer). Also lending their talents to the recording were touring mates Asa Brosius (Anais Mitchell, Heavy Blinkers), and Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray Lamontagne). Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!) added strings in the studio and joined the choir that also included Hickman and longtime friends Jill Barber, Caroline Brookes (Good Lovelies), and Miranda Mullholland (Great Lake Swimmers).
Feb 3 - Cow Bay, NS - Cow Bay Hall
Mar 2 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre
Mar 3 - Morrisburg, ON - St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage
Mar 4 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
Mar 7 - Bayfield, ON - Bayfield Old Town Hall
Mar 8 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
Mar 9 - Waterloo, ON - Maxwell’s
Mar 10 - Toronto, ON - Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Mar 11 - Hamilton, ON - Mill’s Hardware
MORE PRAISE FOR NATURAL CONCLUSIONS
“hazily atmospheric and strikingly intimate” - Montreal Gazette
“Rose Cousins strips songs to their pointed and somber essence” - The Philadelphia Inquirer
“an emotional landscape full of beauty and conquest” - No Depression
“intimate, acoustic and beautiful” - Exclaim!