Susanna Rose. Singer-songwriter.
Hi! I'm Susanna Rose. I write poems and then I make them into songs. You can listen to them here.
I lived in London the winter of 2009, and a friend started teaching me to play guitar. I was shy then. I had made songs since I had a voice but never considered myself a "songwriter." "All you need to do," taught my friend, "is pick a few chords and write some words that rhyme."
Suddenly I had hope that I too could be an artist. The next winter I recorded my first album, The Wishing Well, at a friend's studio in Rochester, NY. At my first house show, I handed the album out for free in brown paper bags. Then I left for South Korea to teach English.
Nine years later I have many songs and stories to share. I've played shows throughout the Northeast and opened for nationally touring acts including Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, Kevin Devine, Japanese Breakfast and many more.
Snowbound has received amazing reviews (see above) from the UK to my hometown. It's also currently receiving airplay on college stations throughout the U.S. and some BBC stations in the UK. In 2017 I released a new recording of The Wishing Well to positive local reviews - Jeff Spevak called it, "An intimate collection of songs...a haunting echo."
Find Snowbound and The Wishing Well: here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I hope my music resonates with you. Feel free to contact me.
Contact me! Click HERE.
"Her sound is utter magic...You can hear the dust in the air as she sings. And gone is the bombastic, histrionic warbling that chokes this genre, replaced by bittersweet, insightful music played beautifully." Frank De Blase, Rochester City Newspaper
"Susanna possesses an incredible ability to be conversational through her writing. It almost feels as though a longtime friend is seated next to you, sharing her worries and shedding small wisdoms." Shauna Presto, Buffablog
"Susanna Rose is our new Siren of Loneliness. The Rochester singer-songwriter’s new album, Snowbound, is a collection of songs of longing. Breathtaking in a beautiful, stark, ghostly manner. " Jeff Spevak, Democrat and Chronicle
"Susanna’s slightly ethereal vocals float with the delicacy of a falling snowflake weaving their way through the keenly examining, observational lyrics. Soft melodies embrace the words to fix them in your head." Tom Franks, FolkWords
"Conversational in tone and ultimately life-affirming, there's an almost Emily Dickinson quality to her work, offering thoughtful insights beyond the seemingly casual lines. A very special bloom, Rose needs an appreciative audience beyond her hometown borders, one that will allow her full potential to blossom. It may take time, but, to quote her own lyrics back at her, 'don't forget that you are blessed. Whatever happens, keep saying yes.'" Mike Davies, Fatea
Photo by Emily Grace
"Have you ever heard something so pretty, it hurt? Well, just try Susanna Rose's new release, 'Snowbound.' This haunting collection of tunes was penned during last year's epic winter..."Snowbound" is deep in its simplicity, voluminous on its subtlety, and drenched in an understated beauty." Frank De Blase, Rochester City Newspaper