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Rose Cousins

Monday 1st April 2019

+ Shauna Parker

At The Greys

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £10 ADV + booking fee / £12 door

Melting Vinyl and terrace cred presents:
Rose Cousins + Shauna Parker

The Greys Brighton
Monday 1st April 2019
Doors 8pm / Start 8.30pm
£10 + booking fee / £12 on the door
Over 18s
Unreserved Seating

Tickets from:
Resident Brighton / Union Music Store / WeGotTickets /Venue

Acclaimed Canadian songwriter Rose Cousins returns to Brighton for an intimate performance. The GRAMMY- and JUNO- nominated artist performs songs of haunting beauty from her recent album “Natural Conclusion”.

Her 2012 album We Have Made A Spark won a JUNO, 3 ECMAs, a CFMA, was long listed for the Polaris Music Prize, and made featured/best of lists in USA Today, NPR and Oprah Magazine. Her music has appeared in several TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy and Nashville.

To make her new record Natural Conclusion, she enlisted GRAMMY award winning producer Joe Henry. The result is what Cousins calls “the most honest and vulnerable thing” she has made to date.

Rose Cousins is nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards,  Artist of the Year at the 2018 International Folk Awards, and was recently named “Best Artist to Enjoy Quietly” by Halifax’s weekly arts paper The Coast.

Natural Conclusion was nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY award (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – Ryan Freeland, Joao Carvalho), is nominated for eight East Coast Music Awards, won two Music Nova Scotia Awards (Americana Album of The Year and Solo Album of the Year), is on Polaris Music Prize’s “Longer List.”

“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

“conviction and heart … haunting to uplifting in an instant” Maverick UK ★★★★

“…singer-songwriter Rose Cousins delivered an exquisite album, “Natural Conclusion,” that’s easily one of the most distinguished Americana releases of 2017” LA Times

“Cousins has a disarmingly fluid vocal tone and an ability to convey the most internalized emotions — disappointment, grief, resolve, forbearance — without an ounce of fuss.” NPR Music

“deeply caresses her exquisite vocals through a dozen songs that form an exploratory, intimate meditation on the mysteries of being human: identity, fraility, relationships, the nature of love and spiritual connection” LA Times

“When Rose Cousins sings she soars and swoops, never to show off but always in service to the song” The Washington Post

“…an emotional landscape full of beauty and conquest. It is formidable.” No Depression

“Her lyrics are direct and forthright, her voice is crystal clear” The Irish Times ★★★★

“It’s no wonder Cousins is the object of audience affection…” The Boston Globe

 

Support comes from : Shauna Parker:

Shauna Parker is a home-honed Hanover talent, living just up the hill from The Greys. Her Canadian background, absorbing Mitchell, Lang, Cohen, Young, Winchester, McGarrigle… and a love of contemporary cutting-edge Americana and downhome Country classics ensures a wide ranging repertoire, whether solo, fronting The Saloon Bar Band, her Kitchen Party or bringing ‘Tapestry’ or the songs of Patsy Cline to life. Shauna is now moving forward, unveiling her own songs, beautifully crafted and presented, inspired by a lifetime of missing her family in Canada. She’s excited to be invited back to a well loved venue, accompanied by The Saloon Bar Band’s guitarist Max Crawford for opening set.

When Shauna sings you believe every word.

Shauna is solo for this show but see her here with her full band :