Whitney Rose, purveyor of stylish countrypolitan music for modern ears, starts 2016 by signing with Six Shooter Records.
2015 was a massive year for Whitney Rose. The vintage country pop specialist’s sophomore offering, Heartbreaker of the Year, converted critics’ double takes into palpable buzz with its beguiling blend of then and now.
Heartbreaker of the Year was produced by The Mavericks’ Raul Malo, who also duets on multiple tracks. Rose’s vocals convey both vulnerability and sharpness – a contrast that permeates her music as a whole – to enthralling results. The album’s success has impelled those in the know to include Rose’s name in any conversation about the future faces of Americana and Country music.
Whitney Rose honed the material for Heartbreaker of the Year at Toronto’s Cameron House, an artist incubator, live music destination and record label that has cultivated the early careers of musicians that represent the next generation of roots, rock and folk creativity in Toronto and Canada. Rose has performed at major festivals such as Boots & Hearts, Cavendish Beach, Winnipeg Folk Festival, NXNE and more.
2016 will see Whitney Rose tour across North America. Rose continues to pack Austin’s Continental Club every Thursday at 6:30pm with her ongoing artist residency at one of America’s premiere clubs. A Los Angeles debut gig is confirmed for Thursday, February 18 @ 7pm at Hotel Café.
AUSTIN, TX: Continental Club, Thursdays @ 6:30pm (ONGOING)
LOS ANGELES, CA: Hotel Cafe, February 18 @ 7pm
An exciting announcement about more tour dates is coming soon.
2015 YEAR END ACCOLADES
– “A sultry country classicist with a tremble in her voice, Whitney Rose is partial to the magisterial gestures of the 1950s and 1960s.” – NY Times
– “Playfully croons through tales of love and mischief with girlish breath and devilish twang.” – Rolling Stone
– “Fiery swing … hazy, honky-tonk swirl.” – NOW Magazine
– “Whip-smart … an adventurous affair.” – The Globe & Mail
– “Heartbreaker of the Year is as cool as country comes – an intoxicating round of tequila shots served with the salt of despair.” – Calgary Herald
– “It should go down a storm.” – The Toronto Star
– “By joining classic country and retro pop, Rose has nailed a distinctive style that sounds pure and natural.” – American Songwriter
– “Sultry, dynamic, spicy in the way it slides between styles yet continues forward cohesively, Heartbreaker of the Year is quite the exhibition of Whitney’s talents.” – Saving Country Music