Steve Poltz is Canadian by birth and Californian by osmosis. In this interview with Mariposa Talks, the singer-songwriter and raconteur talks about his love of music, his love of telling stories and his much-YouTubed tale of how he met Jewel. He also offers a valuable piece of life advice: Never go skiing with the bartender.
Winner of the 2013 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo – Rose Cousins
Rose Cousins has one foot planted in Halifax and the other in Boston. Nurtured in both places by thriving music scenes, and immersed in separate artistic communities, she has developed unique and rich dimensions to her musicality. It’s no wonder she’s commanding such attention, including a whole slew of awards from both sides of the border. Now she’s riding on a new high with her 2013 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo. Her stunning new album, We Have Made A Spark, was recorded in Boston along with a veritable roots music ‘who’s who’ of friends and collaborators. It braves weighty topics and, like her first two albums, it’s earning critical praise. With regular tours of North America, the U.K. and Ireland, Rose’s performances are as accomplished has her song writing. Watch this video of her performing on CBC, and come see her live at Mariposa Folk Festival. She will be on the Friday Evening Main Stage and on various other stages throughout the festival weekend. Get Your Tickets. Purchase them before July 1st, and save.