Rose Polenzani

Rose Polenzani

"As holy as a mystic, and profane as your perverted fantasies." This is how Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) described Rose Polenzani before signing her to Daemon Records in 1998. Soon after, Rose was sharing the stage with songwriters such as David Gray, Alejandro Escovedo, Kristin Hersh and Vic Chesnutt. In 2002 she toured the country with Erin McKeown, Jess Klein and Beth Amsel as part of Voices on the Verge [Rykodisc], a CD introducing four new and important songwriters. The record sold 30,000 copies in its first year and was featured on NPR.

The Washington Post, who called Rose "Haunting and magnificent" in a recent live review, declared that "there's a lovely, placid quality to [Rose's] singing and she uses it to disguise songs that are often dark and dire and wholly disconcerting. . . . Polenzani is staking a claim to intriguing material well beyond standard pop fare." August is Rose's fourth solo record. At times evoking early Liz Phair or Edie Brickell, the record was recorded and compiled at her apartment in Boston.


When The River Meets The Sea

August 31, 2008 - In Stock
Rose Polenzani with Session Americana One of our favorite artists, Rose Polenzani, clocks in with a great set of tunes recorded with Boston's Session American. The whole thing has a nice laid back feel with mandolin, harmonica, accordion and, of course, Rose's lovely voice and beautiful song writing.


October 5, 2004 - In Stock
Polenzani calls this CD, "A collection of intimate, misfit home recordings." In fact, it is her strongest work to date. Her voice is front and center where it belongs. The instrumentation always complements the song, as opposed to becoming it. Her writing is dead-on in both economy and mysticism. She manages to always sound like she is imparting knowledge.. perhaps she is. From quiet,... [read more]