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Glitter Rose / Blog

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for...

...all the amazing friends I have in my life that have helped me through a year of change, pain, joy and growth, my fans for continuing to believe in me, even when my faith in myself wears thin, the incredible endorsements I have that support me as an indie artist, and the friendships I have made within those working relationships that will last a lifetime, the strength I've gained in these past 2 years to speak truth and learn to let go of things that were damaging me, even though it was the hardest decision I have ever made in my life, my mother, sister and step dad for their forgiveness and love, even though we did not speak for 7+ years due to other relationships in my life that prevented me from having clear thoughts, and to the music artists and songwriters that inspire me and emotional heal me when I am in doubt and the only place I can turn to is a song or a voice.

These things have truly shaped the woman I'm becoming and I am very grateful for all of it. Many of you have noticed that this year has been much different as far as the way I speak to yall, the things I've shared, and it's because I've turned a new chapter. Along with that, it has opened my eyes to things that no longer suit me and new opportunities that I, at one point in my life, was blinded to. As we finish "Outlaw In Love", and struggle to get it released, it has also made me realize I don't want to solely be a recording and performing artist. It has been much more heartache than fulfillment and there is no doubt my soul aches for something different.

I have decided to go to college to get a degree in Music Therapy. I will continue to make music, and perform, especially for charity or friends, but my focus will be on making a difference in people's lives through music. Some of you have written me and expressed how my music has helped you through a difficult time, and that is exactly why I became a songwriter/musician in the first place. The fact is though, it is expensive and difficult to release music, at least for me as I don't know how to engineer and record my own records. Being a Music Therapist gives me a chance to make a career out of what I know, and that is music, but more importantly, it gives me the opportunity to help people through a channel that I am passionate about.

Before doing this though, we have an album to release! Some of you may have seen via Facebook that we are struggling with finishing funds to release the album. We need about $2,000 more to finish recording and get the CDs printed. I am honestly not sure how to achieve this. Would running a 2nd Indiegogo campaign be the answer? A GoFundMe page? I want to be able to give yall something for the contributions you give, and I'm just stumped how to do it. if any of you have suggestions, or comments, please write them back to me as I love hearing from you and want to know what YOU want.

The album is amazing. The songs are some of my favorite that I have ever written and the musicianship is incredible. I cannot thank Chris Hoffman, Erik Ralston and Ian Charlie enough for all the time they have put in to share their talent with me. Also, my engineer Francisco Rodriguez for getting creative with me and making this all happen on a literal shoestring. We will be doing a private CD release in April, which will be filmed for everyone around the world to see, but we have to raise the money to get "Outlaw In Love" done and released.

Send me your ideas, and in the meantime, in honor of the holiday and "Black Friday", all merch on my website is 50% off. Get some swag for cheap and know that it will all be going towards getting the album finished. Go to www.thisisGR.com/shop to get some Christmas gifts, or something for yourself. Any way you can help is much appreciated!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and I look forward to sharing my new adventures with you, and getting this album finished so I can give you new music.

Happy Halloween! Need Help in Songwriter 5 Competition, Bar 20 on Sunset 11/7

Happy Halloween yall! I'm Scarecrow from Batman this year! Who are you gonna be? Whoever, and whatever it is, have tons of fun this weekend, and don't drink and drive! It's only fun when the blood and guts or fake, you know what I mean?

I'm competing in the Singer Songwriter 5 competition presented by Guitar Center! It is a chance for unknown singer/songwriters to win lots of cool industry prizes, including:

Four-song EP with Ariel Rechtshaid MENTORING SONGWRITING SESSION WITH City & Colour A performance on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! $25,000 CASH Performance showcase at the 2017 Winter NAMM show Experience to the 2016 ASCAP 'I Create Music' EXPO

So here's how you can help! Copy and paste http://songwriter.amplifiertv.com/channel/GlitterRose into your browser and create a fan account. Follow my channel, and watch my music videos from the page to earn my channel points. If you leave comments, that's even better, and also share with your friends. It means so much to me how supportive yall are. Thank you for your help! The competition ends November 9th, so please help as soon as possible! I have to admit, I'm pretty far behind in points, so your help is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!

Next Saturday, Nov. 7th, bassist Erik Ralston and I will be performing an acoustic set at Bar 20 on Sunset! We're really excited for this gig! We're gonna do songs from the new album #OutlawInLove and its Free Admission! The venue is super rockstar cool but it's 21 and up only, sorry kids. Bar 20 is located inside the Grafton Hotel on Sunset and there is parking for $7. Here's all the details. Come hang with us, we miss yall!

Bar 20 on Sunset Located inside the Grafton Hotel Saturday, Nov. 7th - 8pm 21+ - FREE - Showtime: 9pm www.bar20onsunset.com

In "Outlaw In Love" news, we're almost there yall. It looks like the album will digitally release in the first month of 2016, and our CD Release Show will be in Los Angeles in late March/early April. Drummer Chris Hoffman will be coming back to LA to perform, so you won't want to miss us all back together for the show! Details all coming soon...

I have lots more exciting news for yall, but that's enough for now ;) look out for the next newsletter for some new endeavours and adventures I'll be on in the new year. Until then, thank you for the continued love and support, I'm a very lucky girl!

GR www.thisisGR.com

Hollywood Rain music video out now, let the views climb!

Hey yall, quick note to make sure to watch the new music video for the first single from "Outlaw In Love", "Hollywood Rain" on youtube now! Go to www.youtube.com/glitterrosemusic ( copy and paste into browser) and subscribe! Let me know what you think with your comments. Also, share with your friends if you dig it! Thanks for all the support yall, Rock on

"How To: The Musical" Premiere 8/19 - St. Jude - Street Food Cinema

Hi yall!

GR here! Hope you're enjoying summer! It's been an awesome year, for a lot of people, and it just keeps getting better.

Last weekend, I was thrown into a crazy, fun and exciting project that turned out being more amazing than I could have imagined. A couple months ago, my dear friend Amy Campione, and director Zhandra Reyes, approached me about writing the music for their 48 Hour Film Project, which is when filmmakers build teams of creatives to write, film and edit a short film in 48 hours. One of the many challenges is you don't know your genre or the 3 elements you have to incorporate into your script, until the contest begins! If they for some reason drew the genre "Musical", they wanted me to handle the musical part of it. I agreed, of course, and 6 weeks went by...

Last Friday night, I got a call at 7:30pm that our team "One More for the Road" had drawn the genre "Musical". From that moment through 7:30pm Sunday night, it was a whirlwind of creativity, drive, passion and fun. I feel very blessed to have been a part of it.

How To: The Musical will be screening this Wednesday night for all of you to come see and experience!! Also, if you attend, this will help us win the AUDIENCE AWARD, so please support if you're free!

Wednesday, August 19th - 7pm "How To: The Musical" Premiere - Screening Group A Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE - Downtown Los Angeles, CA Here is the ticket link, select SCREENING GROUP A: ab-aut.ticketbud.com/losangeles48hfpfilmfest

I want to thank Zhandra Reyes and Amy Campione for asking me to be a part of it, my amazing friend and recording partner Francisco Rodriguez for teaming up with me to compose and produce, also Grant R. Gimpel for composing, an incredible script writing team, Kevin Carragher and Esther J. Han, AMAZING cast, loved working with our stars Amy Campione, Jackson Davis, Aida Lembo and Blaise Godbe Lipman in the studio to record their vocals! Thank you to everyone, and congratulations. We made an awesome movie!

In other GR news, besides the first single from "Outlaw In Love" dropping super soon, I'll be performing at Street Food Cinema on Sept. 26th for Ghostbusters!! Check out www.streetfoodcinema.com for all the details, and tickets!

I'm also fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through Sept. 26th to end Childhood Cancer. This charity meant a lot to my Dad, and he supported it since its opening in 1962. In turn, it has always meant a lot to me, and I love having the opportunity to raise funds for them annually for their Walk Run. To donate, visit walkrun.stjude.org/glitterrose! Thanks so much!

Hope to see all of you who are in LA this Wednesday at Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE for the premiere of How To: The Musical! Thanks for all the support.

Rock on! GR www.thisisGR.com

Canyon Club 5/21 & we're doing Dallas! DIGF & Poor David's Pub 5/30

Hi yall!

Glitter here. "Outlaw In Love" is well under way, and sounding amazing. Unfortunately, the recording process is taking a little longer than expected due to funding but what's amazing about art is when enough people are passionate about the piece, they all work together to make it complete. I am very fortunate to have mixing engineer Francisco Rodriguez on my team as well as my incredible band Chris Hoffman, Erik Ralston and Rob K who are being creative and giving up their time to do what it takes to get this album done. I also want to thank each and every one of you who contributed to the Indiegogo Campaign because without it, there would be no recording at all, so you are making this a reality!

In live music news, we are very excited to perform at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills Thursday, May 21st! This is going to be an amazing show. The Canyon Club is a prestigious and beautifully rugged venue hosting touring acts like Greg Allman, Hoobastank, Dishwalla and Skid Row to name a few, and we are headlining the Live Unsigned showcase! Also, we will be showing the owners what we've got to possibly open for touring acts, so come out and party with us and let's show them how we rock!

Thur. May 21st - Canyon Club 28912 Roadside Dr. Agoura Hills, CA (for menu, directions and info visit www.canyonclub.net) Glitter Rose & The Band - 10pm All Ages Welcome $10 tickets ONLY available online at www.glitterrose.com


For those of you who want to buy tickets with cash from me in person, come out to Foxfire Room in North Hollywood this Sunday, May 17th (12516 Magnolia Blvd.). I'm throwing a get together for all my friends and fans so we can hang, have some cheap drinks, and KARAOKE! Let's get our party on, and you can buy tickets to the show from me that night. Don't worry, I picked a place with parking, its in the back and the get together is free, there's no cover! ;) 21+

DALLAS!! I've missed you so much and I'm coming home! The band and I will be rolling into BigD the last weekend of May for the 38th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival and we will also be doing an exclusive set at my hometown stage Poor David's Pub!

Click on each flyer to RSVP and get all the details for each show - you can also visit www.glitterrose.com/ontour for details. Special thanks to Gibson Acoustic, Warrior Guitar and Orange Amps for their support at the 38th Annual DIGF.

Looking forward to seeing everyone very soon. Don't let me down Dallas, the band is coming all the way from Cali to see how we roll! Let's show them how it's done! I love all of you and can't thank you enough for continuing to support my dreams, my career and my art.

Rock on! GR GlitterRose.com

Happy Easter, my Birthday Bash, + SLO, Modesto, Chicago & Dallas for DIGF

Hi yall! Glitter here.  I want to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday weekend.  Spring is my favorite time of year, and it's my birthday! :D  In 1985, I was born on Good Friday, now 30 years later I have my first Easter Sunday birthday.  The tides of change are in effect, and I feel very blessed to be at the point I am at in my music career.  More traveling, a new album, producing artists, and life changing experiences are upon me for 2015 and it feels really cool.  Recording for "Outlaw In Love" has begun and its already sounding so incredible.  Look for video and pictures from our sessions soon. Since it's my birthday, of course, I want to rock out with yall!  This Monday, April 6th, we are going to party like never before with a show at Howl at the Moon!  This year is going to be rocking with new songs from the album "Outlaw In Love", drink specials all night, and only $5 to get in!  This one is 21+ too. Details: Monday, April 6th - 9pm Howl at the Moon at Universal Citywalk 1000 Universal Studios Blvd.  $5 cover - 21+ - $5 valet special The following weekend the guys and I head up to Northern California for some very cool acoustic shows at Pappy McGregor's in San Luis Obispo, CA and the Modesto Unplugged Music Festival in Modesto, CA!  For more information, and to join us if you're in the area, go to glitterrose.com/ontour More great news graces us for the feature film American Girl.  It has been chosen as an official selection in the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival in Chicago, IL and will screen Sunday, April 19th at Society for the Arts!  Congratulations to Amy Campione and the AG Team!! I feel blessed that I will be joining the team in Chicago, and also appearing on Chicago Acoustic Underground while in town, and that will air in May!  Whew!  So much excitement! To top it all off, I'LL BE COMING HOME IN MAY!  The guys and I will be traveling to Dallas, TX for the 38th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival May 29-31!  Stay tuned for our exact set date and time.  BUSINESS OWNERS!  Want to sponsor us at the 38th Annual DIGF?  We have some affordable and attractive packages for you to promote your business at the largest guitar festival in the world.  Go to www.glitterrose.com/sponsor-glitter-rose-at-the-38th-annual-digf .  Stay tuned for more tour dates, album news and surprises.  This is gonna be a big year, and I cannot thank you all enough for continuing to support my music, and my dreams.  We love you very much!  See yall soon.  Rock on! GR GlitterRose.com

LAST CHANCE to help us make "Outlaw In Love"! Show at THE MINT LA Fri 2/20

Hi yall! Glitter here. For the last 25 days we've been running our Indiegogo campaign to raise money to record and release the new album "Outlaw In Love". It has been a rollercoaster of emotions, nerves and excitement. It has not been easy to ask all of you for help, but the response has been heart warming. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough that have contributed. YOU are making it possible for us to record and release this album, and to me, that feels really special :) THE LAST DAY TO DONATE IS THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th! You can pre-order the new album, exclusively on our campaign, with donations of as little as $15 (new single download and a koozie). We have a wide range of perk packages to fit your budget, and you'll get super cool stuff in return. Also, to make this week tons of fun, we are offering 5 DAYS OF DEALS! Every day, starting today, we will be featuring an exclusive one-day only perk. Here is a list of the AWESOME exclusive perks we are offering, including today's super fine sterling silver "Outlaw In Love" engraved nameplate necklace by Letters by Zoe! Monday 2/16: Sterling Silver "Outlaw In Love" nameplate necklace by Letters by Zoe - $150 Tuesday 2/17: Custom Hand-Made by GR t-shirt with your choice of GR photo - $30 Wednesday 2/18: VIP Admission Package for 2 to The Mint LA Friday, Feb. 20th - $60 (only one available) Thursday 2/19: #ThrowbackThursday "Outlaw In Love" on VINYL and a limited edition koozie - $50 Friday 2/20: Hand-Made Glitter Rose "Outlaw In Love" wooden coaster set - $40 All this and more can be found on our campaign. Please help any way you can with your contributions because we can't record and release this album without your help! Please share this link with your friends this week, and leave us a comment on the campaign too. please visit IGG.ME/AT/OUTLAWINLOVE to help! To celebrate the beginning of our journey to record the new album, we are rocking out this Friday night at THE MINT in Los Angeles, revealing 4 new songs to be on the album "Outlaw In Love" and we can't WAIT for you to hear what we've been working on! REMEMBER, Wednesday, 2/18 for 5 DAYS OF DEALS we are offering a VIP Admission package to this show, which includes 2 free admissions, 2 drink tickets and a VIP booth to enjoy the show, plus hang with GR and The Band after the show! Here's all the details for Friday night: THE MINT LA Friday, February 20th Doors at 7:30pm GR & The Band at 8pm SHARP presale $10 / door $12 21+ TICKETS AND INFO - CLICK HERE In the meantime, check out this video of our drummer Chris Hoffman tracking the drum demo for "Hey Joker". These are our album demos in their rawest form. They are created to build ideas on and for reference when we get into studio to do the real deal. These songs are already sounding so amazing, and we definitely want yall to see what you're helping create! CLICK HERE to watch! I've got so much faith in yall this week to make this happen! Our goal cannot be met without your support, and I'm praying that we can pull enough in this week to make this album a reality! Thank you for the love yall give me and for the love you've shown my music. Let's rock! Rock on! GR GlitterRose.com ~Glitter Rose is proudly endorsed by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, OrangeAmplification, WARRIOR Guitar, Gibson Acoustic, BAE Audio, Fishman Acoustic Amplification, DiMarzio, Montarbo, Rotosound Music Strings, Guitar Hands Hand Care, Asterope and Moody Leather. Please visit the Endorsements page on GlitterRose.com to learn more about these fine companies!

Happy Holidays! New Album Teaser! Music Connection Magazine. Film Project

Happy Holidays yall! Glitter here wishing everyone the warmest love this holiday season. Be merry, be bright, enjoy life! It is truly a blessing to have all of you in my life, near or far, just knowing you're there makes me feel alive and inspires me to be great! 2014 is coming to an end and what an amazing year it has been! Performed my 3,000th show, won 4 awards, embarked on my first international performance, became a voting member of The Recording Academy, "American Girl" the film premiered, worked on a Korean film soundtrack, started my producing career, made new friends, new fans, and learned so much about myself as a person and a musician. To date, it has been my most intense, challenging, successful, and mesmerizing year yet! I couldn't be more grateful that yall have made the journey with me. December has already brought some wonderful gifts, and I want to share them with you! First off, the band and I got an amazing write up in Music Connection Magazine! Check out Page 63 of the December issue at www.musicconnection.com. Also, my last performance of the year will be in support of a film project I started working on in December of last year, and now it is taking flight. This Saturday, December 20th, I will perform acoustic at the "Red Skies At Night" Preview & Festivus Celebration, put on by entertainment attorney and director Lee Rudnicki. Lee has been my attorney for 10 years. He accompanied me into Hollywood Records office when I was 19 years old, and has been by my side and keeping me protected ever since. He is an amazing guy and his practice is very successful. Now, he dives into his directorial debut with "Goodbye Blue Sky", an international sci-fi feature film that will be filmed in 2015! I am a cast member of this film, and will be contributing music. Before filming the feature, there will be a short film prequel filmed in January 2015 titled "Red Skies At Night". There is currently an indiegogo campaign running for this short, and the Festivus Celebration will be supporting that! Check out the indiegogo for "Red Skies At Night" and if you're in LA and would like to join us on Saturday, get your ticket there too! Saturday, Dec. 20th - 7:30pm "Red Skies At Night" Preview & Festivus Celebration India's Tandoori Restaurant - Brentwood Admission: $35.00 (includes dinner w/ tax and tip, show and contribution to indiegogo campaign) Get your tickets here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/red-skies-at-night Last bit of 2014 news I have for yall is BIG! In 2015, I will be recording my 3rd full length studio album titled "Outlaw In Love". To make this happen, I'm going to need your help and we will be running our own indiegogo campaign coming in January 2015 with some AMAZING perks and packages for yall! Before launching that, we wanted to give you a taste of what the new album is about and snippets of some of the acoustic demos I've recorded leading up to the production. Here it is, yall enjoy! "Outlaw In Love" ...the inspiration behind the new album by Glitter Rose www.youtube.com/glitterrosemusic I can't wait to start 2015. We have soo many things in store for yall along with the new album. Look for us on tour, in the movies, and around the world!! I love yall so much and hope you have the most lovely holiday :) see you in the New Year! ♥ ♥ ♥ Rock on! GR GlitterRose.com

Headlining House of Blues LA 10/24! "American Girl" Movie Premiere 10/18!

Hey yall! Glitter here! Who's ready for the holidays? I am and my team here in LA is already receiving some pretty incredible gifts to end 2014 right! "American Girl" the movie has been selected to screen at the 2014 LA Femme International Film Festival this Saturday, October 18th at LA LIVE!! This will be its World Premiere! The feature film, starring and directed by Amy Campione is an Official Selection in this year's festival and is up for awards. I'm so honored to be such a big part of it, writing the title track, making a cameo, and being an associate producer on the film! It's such a blessing to be a part of a great team. For those of you in LA who would like to attend the screening, please visit www.lafemme.org/tickets to purchase your "Single Film Screening Ticket" for Saturday, October 18th at 2pm. Make sure to enter the name of the film when ordering "AMERICAN GIRL". Also, check out the event invite on Facebook to get all the details, including info about the after party that night at the Figueroa Hotel rooftop pool! Click here! In SHOW NEWS, Friday October 24th we are gonna rock the house... the House of Blues that is. We return to headline the main stage at HOB Sunset Strip for their HALLOWEEN BASH! Best part about this show is tickets are FREE! To get your free tickets, please email your name, mailing address and number of tickets you'd like to glitterrosefreetickets@gmail.com and we'll send 'em right to your door! Make sure to dress up if you wish, we're gonna do this show up BIG! Don't miss us on this legendary stage! Friday, October 24th, 2014 HOUSE OF BLUES Sunset Strip MainStage 10:30pm - 18+ welcome - FREE SHOW! for your tickets email: glitterrosefreetickets@gmail.com RSVP to the event invite via Facebook HERE! Also next weekend, join me at Truetone Music in Santa Monica for GIBSONPALOOZA Saturday October 25th! Gibson Acoustic Guitars will be there sharing all their amazing products and knowledge, plus giveaways, in store performances and more. Check out www.truetonemusic.com for details. Also in NEWS, I am now reviewing independent bands and artists as a freelance writer for IndieHabit! Check out their website to see some of my recent reviews. If you're a band or artist seeking a bit of online press, click the SUBMIT tab on www.indiehabit.com and submit for a review! MORE UPCOMING SHOWS: Thursday, November 13th, 2014 GR & the Band Acoustic at THE MINT with Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons and Ashleigh Flynn For tickets and show information, please visit our Facebook event invite HERE Hoping to see all of you again very soon!! Thank you for all the continued love and support for what I do, its truly an honor to make music for yall. Rock on! GR GlitterRose.com

Voting Member of GRAMMYs, 8/3 Molly Malone's LA - Last Show of the Summer!

Hey yall! Glitter here! Hope everyone has been having an amazing summer. Mine has been very busy, behind the scenes. Made a trip to Las Vegas to meet up with my sponsor Las Vegas Distillery and headed to InfoComm to perform for my endorsements Montarbo and Telefunken Elektroakustik! I've also just started a blog. I'd like to connect with yall on a more personal level, and through this, I can do that. My blog is called "An Outlaw's Journal" and you can see my first entry, and follow me at www.glitterrosemusic.wordpress.com Now, with one more month of summer left, we want to kick it off right rocking out Molly Malone's LA this Sunday night for Nashville Nights, with performances by Deep Fried Bubblegum, The Dust Bowl Cavaliers, and Bernadette Sabastiana!! Don't miss this show! Molly Malone's is an awesome stage, with killer sound and that good ol' Irish Pub vibe that keeps the good times rolling and the music rocking. Also, check out the Facebook event invite and RSVP for all the updates, click here! Here's the details: Sunday, August 3rd - Molly Malone's LA 575 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 21+ - $10 cover at the door Live music from 7pm-Midnight GR & THE BAND - 8:30pm SHARP! www.mollymalonesla.com This summer is the first year I have been a part of the voting and submission process of The GRAMMYs. I am a voting member of The Recording Academy and I'm very excited to be a part of deciding what talented artists in today's music industry will take home a GRAMMY in 2015. For those of you who are members of The Recording Academy, check out my GRAMMY PRO profile and follow me at www.grammypro.com. As I mentioned earlier in the summer, I am now producing records and am working with the very talented Francisco Rodriguez of GS Studios. Francisco is assistant to 12 time Grammy winning producer Rafa Sardina. Frank's work is great, getting a big and fresh sound. He is on top of the latest in recording technology and has old school flare, learning traditional recording methods like reel-to-reel, live recording, and more. I am very proud to work with him and our demo reel will be ready for yall to hear soon. Until then, follow us on our Producer and Studio pages on facebook: Glitter Rose - Producer: www.facebook.com/GRProducer GS Studios/Francisco Rodriguez: www.facebook.com/GSStudios Today, I'm headed to work with legendary Korean guitarist SeHwang Kim in the studio on some top secret music! Can't wait to share THAT news with yall soon! Until then, lots of love and always remember how much I appreciate everything yall do to support me and my music! Rock on! GR GlitterRose.com ~Glitter Rose is proudly endorsed by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, Orange Amplification, WARRIOR Guitar, Gibson Acoustic, BAE Audio, Fishman Acoustic Amplification, DiMarzio, Montarbo, Rotosound Music Strings, Guitar Hands Hand Care, Rebel Boards, Asterope and Moody Leather. Please visit the Endorsements page on GlitterRose.com to learn more about these fine companies!