After discovering a dusty guitar underneath her mother’s bed in high school, Rosa started to teach herself chords to the songs in her head. It’s not unusual her first songs 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 still often has lonesome folk undertones. Rosa enjoys playing bars, coffee shops, farmer's markets, wineries and private parties. In 2011 she co-founded the folkpop band Hunters with Will Decher and over the course of five years, released three albums. The most recent is We All Go Up the Mountain Alone Together, which features songs about life, love, PTSD, ghost towns and modern-day Minotaurs. Her most recent solo album, Love Letters, was recorded in 2015 as her first baby bump grew from "cute" to gigantic. The album features love letters to political rebels, fictional characters, the North Dakota badlands and Itasca County. Take a listen below:
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.