The Sally Rose Band is a sweet southern grit, indie rock, musical beast. Led by vivacious front woman Sally Rose, the band tells stories about ghosts, love, loss, witches, country life, moons and heart ache. Catherine "Shootin Moon" Monnes sews in colorful textures with cello and electric fiddle. Sweet Pete Stallings adds undeniable funk/punk undertones on electric guitar and co writes a handful of the songs. Benjamin Jensen and David Jacobs tighten the mix with a driving, funky rhythm section. Together, mother and daughter sing haunting, blood harmonies that intertwine seamlessly.
Sally Rose released four independent albums since the age of 16. Mostly solo folk records until the County Wide Records release "Oh My Stars!"(2014). Her heart filled lyrics and soulful, doo-wop inspired vocals hit hard with the full band. Halloween of 2014 the band shot a music video for their radio hit "Bones" with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Johnny St Ours.
The SRB hit the ground running the following summer playing big stages such as The Jefferson Theater, Ntelos Wireless Pavilion, The Mercury Lounge and LOCKN' Festival with heavy hitters Willie Nelson, Grace Potter, Tom Petty, Wilco and many more. "Oh my stars!" flaunted a whole new edge for the infectious and blossoming starlet.
"Sally Rose is all about fakeouts in the greatest way. The first few seconds of her brilliantly-video’d tune “Bones” will shoot you right back to the days of Mellow Gold or Odelay-era Beck: a humming upright bass line tinged with the willfully wimpy click of a drum machine and question marks as to where the song’ll head next. But in comes Sally—her voice so melodically confident, so strong that you’ve all but forgotten the uneasiness that’s still chugging beneath. And right when you think you’ve got it all pinned down, she gives us some perfectly placed and equally sweet sprinkles of cleanly strummed and picked guitar—the best idea we never expected.
And what’s more: The whole damn song might as well be an extended hook, one with enough variation to keep us on our toes waiting for her next whistle or word. Like all her music, “Bones” showcases Sally’s knack for arrangements that always excite and never overstuff." -Cville Weekly
The Sally Rose Band spent Spring & Summer of 2015 recording "Gotta Be Gold" (10/30/15) at Sound Of Music Studios in RVA with producer and mastermind John Morand. Staying up late, eating grocery store sushi, sleeping on the floor, drinking cheap red wine and shaping the edgier, rockier sound for The SRB. This record embodies sinking, fuzzy guitar riffs, one sugary folk duet, Grace Potter-esque vocal stylings, 90's grunge era progressions, a hint of spooky soul and guest appearances by Erin Lunsford (Erin & The Wildfire) and Lauren Hoffman (The Secret Storm). Highlights from the new record include sultry and alluring Pop My Balloon, the hook glittered title track, and an acapela treat at the end. As Toby Leaman of Dr Dog said, Gotta Be Gold is the embodiment of "sweet, girl power rock n roll".