Rose Cousins (or here) is a wonderfull singer-songwriter from Halifax Nova Scotia who at times comes close to transcending that genre’s narrow boundaries. She mixes traditional instruments like banjo and guitar with her pure clear vocals. The closest comparison I can come up with (mind you last week when I wrote this post I was distracted by the Bears shutout win) is perhaps Shawn Colvin. She has recorded with everyone from Jill Barber to the Heavy Blinkers to the next big thing from Canada – In Flight Safety.
After two well received ep’s Rose is about to release her debut full length If You Were For Me in November. Buy it here from CDBaby.