A native of Prince Edward Island, Rose Cousins lives in Halifax Nova Scotia. She deeply values being part of multiple music communities and is constantly fueled by collaboration.
Cousins’ 2012 album We Have Made A Spark celebrated her Boston community and featured a cast of musicians Cousins had known and played music with for a decade. It won a JUNO Award, 3 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and made picks/best of lists in USA Today, NPR Music and Oprah Magazine. Her music has found its way into several TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy.
Rose Cousins was recently nominated for Songwriter of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards, Artist of the Year at the 2018 International Folk Awards, and was named “Best Artist to Enjoy Quietly” by Halifax’s weekly arts paper The Coast.
Her latest album, Natural Conclusion, was nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY award (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – Ryan Freeland, Joao Carvalho). It was also nominated for eight East Coast Music Awards and won two Music Nova Scotia Awards (Americana Album of The Year and Solo Album of the Year). It was also on the Polaris Music Prize’s “Longer List.”
Rose Cousins will perform on Friday, July 20 @ 8:00 PM on the Main Stage. Catch her again on Saturday, July 21 @ 12:00 PM on the East stage.