Rosewood’s Diary comes to Brambles
Canadian folk group Rosewood’s Diary is slated to perform at Brambles Bakery Cafe tonight (Tuesday), as the group makes a stop during their B.C. tour.
The indie group has managed to gain the attention of CBC Radio 3, even being featured on the station several times.
Their latest CD, “Please Take Courage,” was released in September as the sophomore album after 2009’s “Tales of Hope and Crescendos CD.”
“We’ve already started working on our next CD and we’ll be playing songs from that on our tour,” says Greg Ventin lead guitar/vocals.
“I can’t wait too long before I start writing. It’s very therapeutic.”
“Please Take Courage” was originally slated be released long before September, but a band member’s friend killed themself and production was haulted three songs into recording in Ventin’s basement.
“The CD deals with a lot of heavy subject matter,” he explains. “There’s lots about the ups and downs of relationships.”
He connects the style closely to the courage of Johnny Cash, who often featured emotional and heart-wrenching lyrics in many of his songs.
“I think I really connected with him because he wasn’t just feel-good music,” Ventin says. “That’s something I want to touch on lyrically. If it’s sadness you feel, then sing about it.”
Many of Rosewood’s older and new songs are featured on the tour, but the appearances are an anomaly for the group who tend to stick close to home in Vanderhoof, B.C., performing at coffee houses.
The group is scheduled to arrive in Merritt after stops in Quesnel and Kamloops last week.
They will continue to Abbotsford and Victoria later this week.
Rosewood’s CDs are available on iTunes.
Brambles is located at 2151 Quilchena Ave. The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.