The Austin Music Minute featured Rosie and The Ramblers at least a couple of times as a must-see midnight show at The White Horse, around 2014-2015. That’s around the time band’s album Whatever You Need had come out to critical accolades, notably for front woman Selena Rosanbalm‘s exceptional vocals. That voice has also given the Austin-based songwriter bragging rights, thanks to praises from Shawn Colvin that did not mince words: “Selena sings her ass off!” Hell yeah. Add to that a sharp humor giving extra fire to The Ramblers’ country flare.
A considerable amount of time has passed since the last Ramblers album, following Rosanbalm’s much-needed break to grieve the sudden loss of a loved one and sort through the torrent of emotions that followed. However, the bereavement led to a wake up call, a new perspective that’s radiating on Rosanbalm’s latest self-titled release, as she taps into renewed energy and newer inspiration. Those vibrant vocals reveal not only the heartbreak, but something strangely hopeful on the horizon.
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