Gypsy Sally's Presents
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
A native of Prince Edward Island, Rose Cousins lives in Halifax Nova Scotia. She deeply values being part of multiple music communities, and is constantly fueled by collaboration. Cousins’ 2012 album We Have Made A Spark celebrated her Boston community and featured a cast of musicians Cousins had known and played music with for a decade. It won a JUNO Award, 3 East Coast Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize, and made picks/best of lists in USA Today, NPR Music and Oprah Magazine. Her music has found its way into several TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy.
Noted for her thoughtful, vivid songwriting and engaging stage performance, Hayley has spent the past five years sharing the stage with acts like Tom Rush, Peter Yarrow, Buskin & Batteau, Christine Lavin, and opening for the likes of Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, and Catie Curtis. She has been selected for official showcases at Folk Alliance International and New England Regional Folk Alliance, as well as The Boston Folk Festival, New York Songwriter's Circle, and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase.
In 2012, The Boston Globe Magazine named her a Bostonian of the Year for both her music and her work to pair it with a message of teen empowerment. The feature article characterized her as "a confident, radiant teenage singer/songwriter who is helping to pen the next chapter of the Boston folk scene....while Reardon is rapidly making a name for herself under the stage lights, it could be said that she's having a bigger impact on her peers across the country as an effective teen-to-teen ambassador, sought after by schools nationwide."
Upon the release of her latest CD, Wayfindings, iTunes Editor's Notes cited "the fact that her music is not American Idol-like pop but in the singer/songwriter tradition of Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, Erin McKeown, and Mary Chapin Carpenter illustrates an already well grounded artist. She sells out concerts and snags rides to them from her parents."
Performer Magazine describes her music as "brilliantly moving folk/pop with a lyrical depth and soul," while American Songwriter Magazine refers to Numb and Blue, the lead single off of Wayfindings, as "a melancholy little masterpiece."
In a live setting, these soulful songs are carefully intertwined between thoughtful stories and soft, clever humor to form a comforting, yet commanding, stage presence. Hayley Reardon is full of heart, and what's even better is that she has proven her ability to share that heart and make an audience feel her songs and stories just as strongly as she does.