Originally from Prince Edward Island, she lives in Halifax. She has released three albums We Have Made A Spark (2012), The Send Off (2009) produced by Luke Doucet, and If You Were For Me
(2006) produced by CBC in Halifax, as well as singles and recordings in
collaboration with artists across Canada, the US, Ireland, Australia
She has garnered awards including the JUNO for Roots &
Traditional Album of the Year, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best
Contemporary Singer, 6 East Coast Music Awards, 3 Nova Scotia Music
Awards, 3 PEI Music Awards, and a Polaris Prize long list nomination.
In America, We Have Made A Spark was named to
NPR’s Top 10 Americana & Folk Albums of 2012, and recognized by USA
Today, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Folk Alley, Sirius XM,
WFUV, WXPN and other media outlets.
The spirit of collaboration is in everything Cousins does.
Her firm roots in two vibrant music communities (Eastern Canada and
Boston Massachusetts) fuel her music with an evolving cast of talented
fellow artists. At any show, anywhere Cousins travels, recruits from
the local music scene appear with her on stage, be they emerging or well
known. CBC debuted her short film IF I SHOULD FALL BEHIND about the community in Boston where her album We Have Made A Spark was made ( rosecousins.com/film ).
Equally unmistakable is the devastating emotions her music evokes.
Her songs have appeared in climatic scenes in television shows
including Greys Anatomy, Rookie Blue, Heartland, Hope for Wildlife and
Drop Dead Diva.