Rosie Thomas / These Friends of Mine - RS-SING636
Rosie Thomas’ 4th album “These Friends of Mine”
Released: April 10, 2007
Rosie Thomas / If Songs Could Be Held - SP675
At their best, well written, expertly executed songs do more than just tell a story — they pose important questions. On If Songs Could Be Held, her third full-length for Sub Pop, Seattle songwriter/vocalist Rosie Thomas approaches the sometimes difficult but universal topics of introspection, identity and love with bravery, honesty, and above all, stunning beauty. These songs aren’t all about Thomas’ personal experience, however, and that departure into the fictitious marks the first of several artistic stretches on the album. “It was very freeing,” Thomas, who approached her songwriting technique and vocal delivery from a more confident, methodic place this time around, explains. Although longtime collaborator and close friend Eric Fisher was an integral part of the process as he was on previous records, If Songs Could Be Held marks the first time Rosie has collaborated with musicians outside her circle of family and friends. Recorded by Mike Busbee at Brown Welch in Pasadena, CA, If Songs Could Be Held also features Liz Phair guitarist Dino Meneghin, accomplished film soundtrack string arranger Josh Myers, and a duet with Ed Harcourt.
Released: September 13, 2005
Rosie Thomas / When We Were Small - SP566
This is Rosie’s first long player. Ten songs, focused on vivid childhood memories and images from the perspective of a young girl in the process of growing up, dealing with complex emotions. Peppered with audio samples from her childhood, the record spotlights Rosie’s striking voice, which rings out wonderfully in the spirit of Joni Mitchell. When We Were Small is Rosie Thomas’ debut full-length and on it she sings, plays guitar and piano. She is ably (and gratefully) assisted throughout by friends too numerous to mention here (plus, then what would we put in the liner notes?). Oh, and also: Rosie performs regularly in Seattle comedy clubs as her alter-ego, Sheila, an unwitting, well-intentioned yet pitiable pizza delivery driver in complicated neck brace and outlandishly magnified spectacles.
Released: January 22, 2001
Rosie Thomas / Only With Laughter Can You Win - SP612
Only With Laughter Can You Win, Rosie’s second full-length, elaborates on the quietly affecting intensity of her critically lauded debut. On it, she ads considerable emotional and instrumental depth with performances by family members and friends (including Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam!). Uncut (On Rosie’s debut, When We Were Small) – “A record of duct-filling heartbreak, it’s beautiful intensity is set aglow by Thomas’ elastic, mountain-clear voice, as compelling and emotive as Joni Mitchell or Sandy Denny.” Rosie will tour extensively with the release of Only With Laughter Can You Win. Also, keep your eyes peeled for her comedic alter ego Sheila.
Released: September 23, 2003
Rosie Thomas / Stitch Sing-A-Long Scarf--Handmade by Rosie Thomas - S-STITCHSCARF
Hand made fleece scarves by Rosie Thomas. There are many different designs but each one is unique and may vary from the picture.
Released: December 1, 2004