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Singer/songwriter Rosa Wallace shows "a touch for story-telling in song," exploring life through her candid narratives by way of warm, robust vocals and rock-influenced finger-picking. Evoking everything from Country to Soul to Classic Rock, this traveling songstress never fails to captivate.
ABOUT ROSA WALLACE
Ever the gypsy at heart, Rosa Wallace has never been one to be pinned down. With past musical projects ranging from Post-Hardcore to Electro-Pop, her genre-spanning acoustic songwriting is a testament to a very broad musical background. Having lived on three continents in the past five years, she is happier living out of a backpack than a bureau. With a striking voice and a strong vision, this independent DIY artist treats the business of her music as a calling that she must answer.
Wallace grew up in Raleigh NC, and began songwriting at the age of twelve. During the early years spent honing her skills in various punk and metal bands, she always took time to write alone, whether in notebooks at school or on the walls of practice spaces, using a classical guitar that her mother had played in college. Sifting through her parents' vinyl collection, she found a second home in the sounds of Folk, Blues, Soul, and Classic Rock.
Wallace continued to write songs while studying musical theatre in college, and while she worked her way across Europe and Asia in subsequent years. Her exposure to countless musicians across the globe and her own equally diverse musical history have influenced her compositions, while her astute and straightforward observations lead to a directness in her lyrics that can be both humorous and painfully honest. Her songs are tiny portraits of all life offers: love and loss; mischief and atonement; success and failure; but most of all, the power of a resilient spirit.
In her debut release, Wallace has paid tribute to her roots in hard rock while staying true to her core acoustic pop sound. Wallace wrote the songs of "Space To Be Free" while traveling the globe from 2007-2010. As a collection, the EP is a representation of Wallace's genre-spanning songwriting, creating a fusion of alternative rock, pop, and country: from Rock anthem “Bad Example” to Folksy lullaby “All Fall Down,” from Country-inspired confession “This I Know” to Blues love ballad “Something So Heavenly.”
Wallace's music has been featured internationally on various music podcasts, and has been selected for broadcast on multiple radio stations across the US and abroad (see EPK). She has toured coast to coast in the US, including the "Heart on a Suitcase Tour" with award-winning singer/songwriter Shane Cooley (http://www.shanecooleymusic.com).