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Genre: Alternative Rock, Country, Folk, Solo

Website: http://EileenRose.com

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Trying To Lose You


With a sequence of three brilliant solo albums, singer-songwriter Eileen Rose has rapidly established herself as one of the most critically acclaimed artists working today. The Boston native burst onto the scene with the release of her first album on Rough Trade, “Shine Like It Does” in 2000. Written and recorded in the UK where she was based for many years, The Sunday Times described it as “sensational” and The Guardian “a gem”. Her unique style defied easy categorization but she brought a poet’s perspective to a rock sensibility and fans heard echoes of Dylan and Waits in her guitar-driven, slice-of-life songs. Brits took this wandering American minstrel to their hearts and her stunning live shows became a must-have ticket. Among others, Eileen has played and toured with: David Gray, Norah Jones, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Ani DiFranco, Dave Stewart, The Ramones, Frank Black, The Jayhawks, Beth Orton and Ron Sexsmith.

Her second album, “Long Shot Novena” (Rough Trade), released in 2002, was even more rapturously received than the first. The Times found it “stunning”. London’s Time Out thought it “a mighty powerful work” and “genuinely moving”. TIME Magazine rated “Good Man” – “something close to the perfect song” and the writer Nick Hornby named it as one of his favorites of the year in his book “31 Songs”.

“Come The Storm” (Banana Recordings/Sony), recorded after she returned to the US is Eileen’s eagerly awaited third outing. It was written in 2004 – 2005, mostly on Martha’s Vineyard where Eileen spent a winter in an atmospheric house once owned by the great early Americana painter Thomas Hart Benton who numbered Jackson Pollock among his Vineyard drinking buddies. Eileen again has the critics reaching for superlatives: “A no-holds outpouring of tragic beauty”- 4 STARS Q Magazine, “A work of inspired beauty…a strong contender for album of the year.” – Get Ready To Rock Magazine, “An exceptional album that deserves to make her huge” – Bloomberg. The songs – about the state of the nation, leaving home, coming home, love, regret, maybe redemption – carry Eileen’s trademark intensity: soul-baring, white knuckled lyrics, unforgettable melodies and a refreshing disregard for the conventions of genre. If anything, “Come The Storm” is even more musically diverse than her previous offerings. Foot-stomping, spine-tingling anthems? Check. Haunting cris de Coeur? Check. Jaunty, uplifting blue chamber pop? Present. Eileen is a rare, brave, influential artist carving her own, distinctive niche in contemporary music.