After discovering a dusty guitar underneath her mother’s bed in high school, Rosa taught herself to play and started writing songs. It’s not surprising her first tunes emerged with a lonely, folky vibe. She lived in an Eastern Montana town so small it didn't even have a gas station.
Now a California girl and seasoned performer, Rosa's music ranges from folk to rock to looper ballads. Rosa enjoys playing bars, coffee shops, farmer's markets, wineries and private parties.
While a solo act at the moment, Rosa co-founded the folkpop band Hunters with Will Decher in 2011. The band put out three albums, the most recent of which is We All Go Up the Mountain Alone Together, featuring songs about life, love, PTSD, ghost towns and modern-day Minotaurs. Her most recent solo album, Love Letters, features love letters to political rebels, fictional characters, the North Dakota badlands and Itasca County.
Rosa often plays 4-hour gigs at farmer's markets across the Bay Area, crooning out a mix of covers and originals like the one to the left. Find more videos from YouTube here.
Below you'll find the band's most recent album.
In late 2015 Rosa took a break from Hunters to focus on her second solo album, Love Letters. It was recorded in a leaky room with a view of San Francisco Bay, as Rosa's first baby grew in her womb, forming limbs and synapses and eyes and ears. The songs are all love letters in some form or another, some literal, some metaphorical.