Massey Hall presents Rose Cousins with special guest Ken Yates
March 10, 2018
Driven by a voice that evokes raw emotion, Rose Cousins’ music bravely explores the shadowy corners of the heart. Just as her songs embrace sadness, pain, and longing, these emotions are counterbalanced in performance by Rose's quick, wry wit. A native of PEI, she lives in Halifax, NS, deeply values being part of multiple music communities, and is constantly fueled by collaboration.
Her 2012 album We Have Made A Spark won a JUNO Award, 3 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize.
Released earlier this year, Cousins calls her new album Natural Conclusion “the most honest and vulnerable thing” she has made to date. The Guardian explained, “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” and Pop Matters called it “a beautiful album.”
A 2017 winner of two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year and New Artist of the Year, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest singer/songwriters. His sound offers the complete package – unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops – all gloriously displayed on Yates’ new album, Huntsville.
Presented by Massey Hall
Sat, March 10
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
231 Queens Quay West