Boots & Hearts 2013 Spotlight: Whitney Rose

Whitney Rose at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]In the 18 years since Shania Twain’s The Woman In Me, there has been a shift in country music. Especially among the ladies. However, traditional country hasn’t disappeared. In fact, we witnessed it live and in person on the Front Porch Stage at Boots & Hearts on Sunday.

Whitney Rose at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]Whitney Rose took the stage with sick cowboy boots and a guitar strap to match – and as awesome as both of those were – the sound was even better. When the music starts you know you’re at a country show. There’s a 60’s era feel to it and that’s a really cool thing. Whitney’s voice could very well have come straight off of classic country vinyl with the likes of Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells, but instead it’s on her self titled CD and for that we are thankful because Trish bought a copy at the tent and we listened to it on the drive back to Toronto from Bowmanville Sunday night.

On a personal note, it was great to see Whitney Rose on stage at Boots & Hearts this week because it was only 4 days earlier that she played at the Toronto Botanical Garden as part of the The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. Oh ya, then she popped down to Lou Dawg’s on King West for some karaoke with the gang.

If you have a chance to see Whitney and her band on a stage anywhere, take it. You’ll be treated to a sweet girl with a classic country sound and a mix of original tunes that will make her a star and covers like Tom T. Hall’s Harper Valley PTA that she busted out in her set and Boots & Hearts.

Be prepared to tap your feet, smile and sing along. It’s going to happen.

Work Hard, Play Harder, Be Awesome.Whitney Rose at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]
Whitney Rose Band at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]

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5 comments on Boots & Hearts 2013 Spotlight: Whitney Rose

  1. Mark Edson says:

    Whitney is a star to me. I see her every chance I get.

    1. Joshua says:

      I’m with you on that one Mark. Whitney has got a long, strong career ahead of her. Very happy that we were able to see her and get in for the photos!

  2. P.McCormick says:

    met this young lady a few years back and knew right away she was destined for big things – she’s got oodles of natural talent and a sweet personality that immediately draws you to her….

    1. Joshua says:

      I’m jealous that you got to see her before I did! She certainly plays a great set and has a sound that is largely missing from new country. I can’t wait to see where she goes from here!

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Boots & Hearts 2013 Spotlight: Whitney Rose

Whitney Rose at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]In the 18 years since Shania Twain’s The Woman In Me, there has been a shift in country music. Especially among the ladies. However, traditional country hasn’t disappeared. In fact, we witnessed it live and in person on the Front Porch Stage at Boots & Hearts on Sunday.

Whitney Rose at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]Whitney Rose took the stage with sick cowboy boots and a guitar strap to match – and as awesome as both of those were – the sound was even better. When the music starts you know you’re at a country show. There’s a 60’s era feel to it and that’s a really cool thing. Whitney’s voice could very well have come straight off of classic country vinyl with the likes of Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells, but instead it’s on her self titled CD and for that we are thankful because Trish bought a copy at the tent and we listened to it on the drive back to Toronto from Bowmanville Sunday night.

On a personal note, it was great to see Whitney Rose on stage at Boots & Hearts this week because it was only 4 days earlier that she played at the Toronto Botanical Garden as part of the The Edwards Summer Music Series: Gardens of Song. Oh ya, then she popped down to Lou Dawg’s on King West for some karaoke with the gang.

If you have a chance to see Whitney and her band on a stage anywhere, take it. You’ll be treated to a sweet girl with a classic country sound and a mix of original tunes that will make her a star and covers like Tom T. Hall’s Harper Valley PTA that she busted out in her set and Boots & Hearts.

Be prepared to tap your feet, smile and sing along. It’s going to happen.

Work Hard, Play Harder, Be Awesome.Whitney Rose at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]
Whitney Rose Band at Boots and Hearts 2013 [credit: Trish Cassling]

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