Interview by Scott Preston
Kinsey Rose is a singer/songwriter/musician from Louisville, KY. After moving to Cincinnati Kinsey began writing with Jeff Pence, of Blessid Union of Souls, and has a song cut on the Cincinnati Clutch Hits sold at the Great American Ballpark. She has also had the opportunity to sing the Star Spangled Banner for the Reds last summer and recently sang for the Los Angeles Dodgers in California. She also has a song out currently for Jungle Jams; an album for the Bengals. She is now working in the recording studio at Mind Ignition with Alex Lusht. They will have a full record set to be released in June 2008. (from myspace.com/kinseyrose)
Cincy Groove: I see you produced your first record at age 13.
Kinsey Rose: Yes, I actually just found it the other day. I was playing the fiddle, did the background harmonies, I did everything myself. I had a 4 track recorder so I did the whole record on that. It was really cool to listen to the lyrics and to see what I was going through then.
Cincy Groove: What did you grow up listening to?
Kinsey Rose: I grew up listening to oldies. Thats all that I knew existed. It was always on in the house. Then one day my sister came home singing this rap song, and I said “What is that?” That was the first time I realized another type of music existed.
Cincy Groove: Did you collaborate with anyone on your upcoming cd?
Kinsey Rose: I did co write one song with this guy David Morgan. He is originally from LA but I met up with him in Nashville. He is really popular. He has written songs for Ray Charles, and a lot of other famous people. He has made a living off of writing songs.
Cincy Groove: I see that you auditioned for Nashville Star a few years ago. How did that go?
Kinsey Rose: It was a crazy experience. Actually my dad and I made a video and sent it in to Nashville Star just the other day. Its worth a shot but I don’t expect anything from it.
Cincy Groove: Did you ever try out for American Idol?
Kinsey Rose: Yes I did, but I would rather work my butt for it. Going out and performing shows and meeting the fans is the way to do it. I couldn’t have the title of American Idol behind my name. It seems people from American Idol don’t end up sticking around for very long.
Upcoming Kinsey Rose shows:
For complete show details visit Kinsey’s website http://www.myspace.com/kinseyrose
Mar 17 2008 8:00P STABLES ST.PATTYS DAY! comeGREEN!!! Alexandria, Kentucky
Mar 28 2008 8:00P Stables Alexandria, Kentucky
Apr 11 2008 8:00P Stables Alexandria, Kentucky
Aug 7 2008 5:00P Great American Ballpark; with BAND Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug 16 2008 8:00P Renozate 08’ Voice of America Park West Chester, Ohio