Ezza Rose rolled into Portland, Oregon fresh from graduating the American Music and Dance Academy in 2007. Drawing on the traditional folk sounds she absorbed in the small Southern California mining town she grew up in, Rose began writing and performing at open mics throughout Portland. With pipes that critics have dubbed "subtle, yet breathtaking", an undeniable natural electricity, and a unique style that is a little bluegrass, a little folk, and a little something entirely her own, Rose caught the ears and eyes of anyone who saw her perform. It wasn't long until Rose was hard at work singing in a handful of Portland's emerging musical acts as well as piecing together a band of her own, featuring Craig Rupert, Nathan Hurst and Adam Mack.
Portland has been her home since she graduated from a school for the performing arts five years ago, and it is beginning to make its presence felt. The new album is a bit of a departure from the style of singing and songwriting that she and her band have perfected to such acclaim in recent years; to start, Ezza Rose is laying down her weathered acoustic guitar. More at ezzarose.com