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Raina Rose
As the second daughter of a country music historian and a Jewish poet, Americana musician and songwriter Raina Rose revels in sharing with you her beautifully twisted, yet refreshingly optimistic perspective on the world. Her unique voice and exceptional guitar playing transcend age, gender, generation, and even catch the ears of those who aren't typically into acoustic guitar-driven songwriting. With a naturalist's eye, an artist's pen, and a lion's attack, Raina lays everything she has on the line; she makes you feel as if she's your best friend whispering a honeysuckle-sweet secret in your ear, warmly inviting you into a joyfully intimate and darkly candid conversation. It's that ability to forge her own path in the world of music that sets Raina apart from her contemporaries, and her “lay it on the line” brand of Americana that secures Raina’s place in music history as more than a mere footnote or a passing trend.

Entries by Raina Rose

On Spotify, Taylor Swift, and Making a Living as an Independent Musician in the Digital Age

(4) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 6:03 PM

I recently opened a royalty statement from BMI that flew into my email inbox. These emails are typically fun to open, even if the payment is only double digits. This time, the number $507.37 popped up and I shouted to my husband "Babe! We got $500 in royalties this quarter!"...

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Holiday Blessings for the Modern Fam

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 12:00 AM

May you be blessed with exactly the kind of chocolate you like.

May you be blessed with a not-so-vicious fight with your sibling that reminds you of your childhood and how much you appreciate who they are and who you've become; how deep your love is.

May you be blessed...

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Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Strangers

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 1:23 AM

When I was a little girl, my mama would tell my big sister and me stories about her childhood to help us go to sleep. They ranged from funny to slightly macabre. That time when she was gifted two new barrettes for her hair and her maid said to her...

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The Dream Is Over, You Just Have to Carry On

(3) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:10 PM

Tonight I cut the shit out of my thumb with a cheese grater. Not just any grater, but a fancy Microplane cheese grater that my foodie sister gave me. This thing is as sharp as the bored guy at a Mensa meeting. I nearly had a complete meltdown, but...

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An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus, Sinead O'Connor and Amanda Palmer From a Hard Working Unknown Folksinger

(53) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 11:51 AM

Hey Ladies,

I wanted to say thank you. All three of you admirable women are outspoken, powerful, talented, and living your lives on your terms. Somehow, in the year 2013, that last one is still difficult. Women are still shaking off the shackles of oppression from all angles, still unsheathing...

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