Rosie Flores

The story of Rosie Flores’s career is long and winding road that curves like a rollercoaster at a theme park. After years of honing her craft as a songwriter and guitarist, she ended up in Los Angeles playing the Palomino Club, winning every talent contest she could get her guitar licks on. Soon afterwards played the country bar scene in LA for a few years before taking a left turn into a Punk rockin’ female group called the Screamin’ Sirens. They recorded and released “Fiesta” for Enigma Records produced by Brian Ahern (Emmy Lou Harris) followed by some US touring ripping a hole through the South and destroying the minds of young men. Things changed when offers came in to start opening just solo acoustic for quite a lot of concert shows from the coast of California to New York, for the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, John Prine, Steve Goodman, Elvin Bishop, David Lindley, Taj Mahal and Jerry Garcia. Rosie started on a new phase to find a producer and get her songs recorded which led to her Warner Bros /Reprise deal out of Nashville releasing the acclaimed 1987 “Rosie Flores” produced by Pete Anderson. She then became tagged as one of the “New Traditionalists” along with Lyle Lovett, kd lang, Dwight Yoakam. She was nominated as best new female vocalist by the Academy of Country music in 1986 and played The Grand Ol Opry and various TV shows. Rosie has a Peabody award for narrating "Whole Lotta Shakin" a documentary about the history of Rockabilly. Stream at rockabillyradio.org