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Haroula Rose


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Indie folk

Status:

Most recent release, "Book of Love" and "Swimming Song" (singles, 2015)

See also:

Haroula Rose's Bandcamp page

Haroula Rose's Facebook page

Haroula Rose's CD Baby page

Comparisons:

Her press says early Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss; I also hear a little Mindy Smith, with a touch of Mary Lou Lord. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Haroula Rose has a folky, sweet voice that has a lovely purity, and sings stripped-down intimate-feeling indie country/folk ballads. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Someday EP (2009) is all we've heard

Recordings:

  • Someday EP (2009)
  • These Open Roads (2011)
  • So Easy (EP, 2012)
  • Book of Love (single, 2015)
  • Swimming Song (single, 2015)

Someday EP

Release info:

2009—self-released

Availability:

See Haroula Rose's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of indie folk

Group members:

Haroula Rose—vocals, guitars, percussion

Guest artists:

Michael Starr—guitar, mandolin, bass, violin, percussion
Fil Krohnengold—piano
Phil Parlepiano—accordion
Brian Wright—banjo
Danny Frankel—percussion
David Kemper—percussion

Produced by:

Michael Starr and Haroula Rose

Comments:

This five-song ep is an intriguing debut. Haroula Rose's songwriting has a charming straightforward clarity, and so does her vocal delivery. It draws listeners in, rather than pushing the songs at them. This is refreshing. The first two songs, "Someday" and "Love Will Follow" are my favourites here: I like their gentle, folky evocativeness. "If I Could Pray" is also a fine track. "The Leaving Song" sounds a little too standard country-favoured folk for my tastes, while "Lay Me Down" has the same country tinge but is beguiling.
     I also have to mention how nice it is to see an independent release with such nice artwork—its understated appeal matches the music inside. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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