NEW EP // SOUTH TEXAS SUITE // JANUARY 27TH 2017
Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Whitney
Rose has announced the release of new EP South
Texas Suite on January 27th 2017, plus a UK tour
including headlining London’s Green Note on May 27th.
The six song EP follows Rose’s 2015 critically acclaimed record Heartbreaker of the Year, produced by Raul Malo of the Mavericks; which was awarded Country Recording Of The Year in 2016 at the East Coast Music Awards in Canada. The breakout album presented Rose’s vintage country- pop influences, converting critics with its beguiling blend of then and now. South Texas Suite, however, sees Rose go it alone.
A recent move from her native Canada to Texas for a two month residency at Austin’s famed Americana bastion, the Continental Club, Rose describes as ‘lighting a fire in her’ and she felt compelled to stay. Quickly becoming smitten with Texas and fascinated by the two-step dance culture, Rose found herself writing non-stop leading to the creation of the self-produced EP. South Texas Suite became a good old fashioned love letter to the Lone Star State; a touch nostalgic, deeply romantic and defiantly personal.
South Texas Suite is a meticulous study of sound and place; the work of an artist who is both an insider and an outsider, an observer and a maker, a listener and a storyteller.
The year also saw Rose tour extensively throughout North America, make her European debut, plus tour with Sam Outlaw; and a UK tour awaits for spring of 2017 (full tour dates below).
South Texas Suite 2017 UK Tour
Tuesday 23rd May The Maze, Nottingham www.themazerocks.com
Wednesday 24th May The Greystones, Sheffield www.mygreystones.co.uk
Friday 26th May Cluny 2, Newcastle www.thecluny.com
Saturday 27th May Green Note, London www.greennote.co.uk