Heartbreaker Of The Year - Whitney Rose
For our next LCM featured artist we travel a sunny Texas, the current base of award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Whitney Rose. Whitney released her second album in August last year and our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is the sultry, bluesy and smokey title track. We really like the vocals and guitar playing on this live version. Whitney describes her music as 'vintage-pop-infused-neo-traditional-country' as we wouldn't disagree with that.
Whitney was born on Prince Edward Island, the home of some great Canadian musicians. Since storming onto the Toronto singer-songwriter scene in 2011 Whitney Rose has endeared herself to just about everyone with her powerful voice, immense personal charm, and throwback style influenced by Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells and, gender-be-damned, the likes of Tom T. Hall and George Jones. She started singing at her grandparent’s kitchen parties as well as in their little PEI bar at approximately the time she was able to walk and/or form sentences. This comes across. Whitney may be young, but don’t let that fool you. There’s an ancient appeal to her. As Exclaim! Magazine wrote, “At best, abstractly, Rose is something like Leadbelly singing "Goodnight Irene," beloved by young and old alike, timeless.”
Rose describes her music as 'vintage-pop-infused-neo-traditional-country,' usually with a chuckle, and admits "The record is a little weird, it's a little quirky, but so am I. I went out and made a record that was true to me, not one with its singular purpose being its viability on country music radio.”
Whitney has just release a new single “My Boots” features country music royalty Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash) trading solos over the Waylon-esque groove.