Tuesday, 1 May 2018


Whitney Rose is a Canadian singer-songwriter who gives her music the genre name of "vintage-Pop-infused neo-traditional Country".  Sometimes channeling her inner Olivia Newton-John, Katie Melua and Patsy Cline.  There is a vulnerability in her voice, a sultry feel at times and also fun.  It is classic Country with a twist!

I first saw the video to "Chivalry Is Dead" with Whitney wearing a cute little white dress complete with cowboy boots and then she started singing.  A very pure vocal which you just have to be drawn to, comparable with the great female Country singers of the past.  With only her debut album, "Whitney Rose" on the streets, she toured with The Mavericks in 2014.  She captured the imagination of The Mavericks' producer Raul Malo who produced the second album, "Heartbreaker Of The Year".  

I especially liked the songs "The Devil Borrowed My Boots" with that sultry bad girl vocal similar to Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, and "Lasso" has a little 60s vibe complete with slide guitars and lots of twang! Since I last reviewed Whitney she has released a 6 song "South Texas Suite" mini album in 2017 and has just released her third full album, "Rule 62".

The new album is full of great tracks, including the Bangles style Pop Rock of "You Don't Scare Me" and the Blues Country number "Time To Cry".  My favourite has to be the 60s swinging "Can't Stop Shakin'.  Whitney is about to start a European tour at the time of writing.  Whitney is becoming a major star not only in Country circles as with her ability to change genres is taking her to everyone's hearts!

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