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Most recent release, These Open Roads (2011)
Her press says early Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss; I also hear a little Mindy Smith, with a touch of Mary Lou Lord. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Haroula Rose has a folky, sweet voice that has a lovely purity, and sings stripped-down intimate-feeling indie country/folk ballads. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Someday EP (2009) is all we've heard
Recommended for fans of indie folk
Haroula Rose—vocals, guitars, percussion
Michael Starr—guitar, mandolin, bass, violin, percussion
Michael Starr and Haroula Rose
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.
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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