NewSong Music and Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR) are proud to present the ‘NewSong Sanctuary Sessions,’ a three part weekly concert series and fundraiser for BPR, featuring some of North America’s most talented emerging songwriters. These intimate concerts will be held in the beautiful and acoustically stunning Sanctuary of downtown Asheville’s Central United Methodist Church.
Rose Cousins just might be Nova Scotia’s answer to Iris DeMent, or even to Kate Wolf. Says Lifestyle Nova Scotia:”Cousins writes songs strong on story, melody, and honest observations … that demand an unaffected but beautiful voice.” Her album “We Have Made a Spark” took home a Canadian Juno Award along with many other awards, including a spot on NPR’s Top 10 Americana & Folk Albums list. That album was recorded in Boston, where Rose spends part of her time, and where she’s found strong support from the city’s vibrant songwriting community. Rooted in authenticity and conviction of voice, the songs of Rose Cousins make you feel as though she sings for you, about your life. “We develop patterns that keep us from moving forward,” Rose says. “It takes a deep breath and a bucket of courage to face the uncomfortable, painful things we work so hard to avoid. Reward comes from recognizing the obstacle exists and pushing through fear.” Rose’s latest album, “Natural Conclusion,” was called “easily one of the most distinguished Americana releases of 2017” by the Los Angeles Times.