Rose Cousins has announced a winter homecoming tour today beginning February 3rd, and it might be one hell of a celebration if things go well on Sunday. Cousins‘ album Natural Conclusion is currently up for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. While it’s Grammy Award-winning Ryan Freeland (Engineer) and Joao Carvalho (Mastering Engineer) that are getting the spotlight here, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the massive amount of talent performing on this album.
Check out the newly released live video of Rose Cousins performing ‘Lock & Key’ at The Great Hall in Toronto to see what we mean.
We’re trying to picture what the combined mantels of all these award winners would look like. Rose Cousins already has a JUNO and three East Coast Music Awards. Engineer Ryan Freeland has four Grammys for his work with the legendary Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Ray LaMontagne, and Carolina Chocolate Drops. Producer Joe Henry has three Grammys including Best Contemporary Blues Album for his work on Solomon Burke’s Don’t Give Up On Me.
To round out the list of major talents on this album they brought in drummer Jay Bellerose, bassist David Pitch (Bonnie Raitt, Billy Bragg), pianist Aaron Davis (Holly Cole) and guitarist Gord Tough (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer). They were also joined by touring mates Asa Brosius (Anais Mitchell, Heavy Blinkers), and Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray Lamontagne), along with Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!) on strings, and a choir that includes Jill Barber, Caroline Brookes (Good Lovelies) and Miranda Mullholland (Great Lake Swimmers).
So, if you asking us if there’s a chance that Rose Cousins could win a Grammy Award this weekend, our answer is yes. There is a very good chance that Rose Cousins will be winning her first Grammy Award this weekend.
Feb 3 – Cow Bay, NS – Cow Bay Hall
Mar 2 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
Mar 3 – Morrisburg, ON – St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage
Mar 4 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
Mar 7 – Bayfield, ON – Bayfield Old Town Hall
Mar 8 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
Mar 9 – Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s
Mar 10 – Toronto, ON – Harbourfront Centre Theatre
Mar 11 – Hamilton, ON – Mill’s Hardware