Almanac Music: Americana – Whitney Rose ‘Believe me, Angela’

Whitney Rose


Americana is a term popularised in recent years to reflect the sounds that are an amalgam of American roots music evolving from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel and other influences.


Some of many exponents of Americana music include, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Emmy-Lou Harris, Gillian Welch, Wilco, and The Old Crow Medicine Show and numerous others.


The Americana Music Association was formed is a professional trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world. Their website is a wealth of information.


For many years we have been very fortunate to have Brian Wise promote this wonderful music with his weekly radio program ‘Off the Record’ on 3RRR, and his in-depth articles and interviews in Rhythms magazine. Brian has introduced me to so much wonderful music through these resources, one of my recent favourites being Whitney Rose.


Whitney Rose was born in Canada and describes her sound as ‘vintage-pop-infused neo-traditional country.’ After touring Canada as an opening act for the Mavericks, the band’s frontman, Raul Malo, was so taken with her performances that he offered to produce, sing, and play on her next recording. She took him up on his offer. And from then on her music career has not looked back . These days her home is in Austin, Texas.


Have a listen to ‘Believe Me, Angela’ a fantastic song from her most recent album, We Still Go To Rodeos.




Whitney Rose ‘East Coast Woman Blues’ (Live)



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About Colin Ritchie

Retired teacher who enjoys following the Bombers, listening to music especially Bob Dylan, reading, and swimming.

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