“Sally Rose has all the charisma of a rock ‘n’ roll star paired with the grit and charm of an old-fashioned southern girl. A woman of various musical incarnations, she brings attitude and solid chops [to every show]” -Cville Weekly. Sally Rose has been described as Charlottesville's “glitter rock” pinup, crooning about ghosts, witches, heart ache and the feminist agenda. Catherine Monnes sews in her spellbinding melodies with rough water cello and electric violin. Sweet Pete Stallings adds Pixies-esque undertones on electric guitar, co-writing a handful of the songs. Benjamin Jensen and David Jacobs tighten the mix with a driving rhythm section. Together, mother and daughter sing haunting, blood harmonies that intertwine seamlessly. Sally Rose’s music twirls, it shines, it tip-toes & seduces, you’ll fall in love & get drunk off of it. It’ll melt your heart and break you down.

   Sally Rose released four independent albums between the ages of 16-23, mostly folk records until the County Wide Records release "Oh My Stars!" in 2014. Her earnest lyrics and honey grit vocals hit hard with the full band. In 2015, The Sally Rose Band released Gotta Be Gold, awarded Top 10 Albums Of The Year by 106.1 The Corner. Sally Rose has shared the stage with shredders Old 97s, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and Charles Bradley. The SRB has played major stages such as The Jefferson Theater, Sprint Pavilion, The Mercury Lounge, Tom Tom Fest, Artscape Fest and LOCKN' Festival alongside heavy hitters Willie Nelson, Grace Potter, Tom Petty, Wilco and many more.
   "Sally Rose is all about fake outs in the greatest way. The first few seconds of her brilliantly-video’d tune “Bones” will shoot you right back to the days of Mellow Gold or Odelay-era Beck: a humming upright bass line tinged with the willfully wimpy click of a drum machine and question marks as to where the song’ll head next. But in comes Sally Rose—her voice so melodically confident, so strong that you’ve all but forgotten the uneasiness that’s still chugging beneath. And right when you think you’ve got it all pinned down, she gives us some perfectly placed and equally sweet sprinkles of cleanly strummed and picked guitar—the best idea we never expected. And what’s more: The whole damn song might as well be an extended hook, one with enough variation to keep us on our toes waiting for her next whistle or word. Like all her music, “Bones” showcases Sally’s knack for arrangements that always excites and never overstuffs."

-Cville Weekly

   Bassist front woman, martial artist, and all-around badass, Sally Rose is a force to be reckoned with. Besides her eponymously named group, The Sally Rose Band, she also is one-third of the gutter-glam rock outfit Shagwüf...With a flair for the dramatic and a killer roundhouse kick, Sally Rose [is taking the Virginia music scene by storm].

-Whurk Magazine

 

Photo by Rich Tarbell

Photo by Rich Tarbell