Author: Kasondra Rose


The Week of March 17th

So many exciting things have been happening lately!!  For starters, my song “You Fly” was licensed by a company in California for use in a video production they’re using!

A few weeks later, Pandora approved my EP, More Than I, and it will be going live soon!  screen-capture-19

And as if that weren’t enough excitement for a month, I just booked a gig up in my home state of Michigan, and will be doing a week long tour of venues there in August!  Woo!!



Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season!  I was able to write a bunch of new songs during the month of December, and sort of accidentally wrote a lullaby for my adorable two-year old nephew.  My sister had been asking (half joking) when I was going to do a lullaby album, but I figured one song was a good start (and/or finish) and had it recorded all nice and fancy with my friend Jeremy Douglass.  I think it made for a good Christmas present 🙂  What do you think?


Lessons from a pencil skirt.

Lessons from a pencil skirt

1. Coming back from vacation and trying to fit back into a pencil skirt is sort of like the reverse of accidentally shrinking a sweater.

2.  Buy a pencil skirt that’s a little stretchy.

3.  If you don’t buy a stretchy pencil skirt, don’t expect to get into your car like you normally would.  You can try, but your foot will miss the floor of the car entirely and you will fall sideways into the vehicle like a breeching whale.  It won’t be as majestic.

4.  Maybe a pulled pork sandwich isn’t the best food option while wearing a pencil skirt.

5.  Maybe a Guinness isn’t the best drink option.

6.  Bend over as much as you need to in your knee-length pencil skirt.  That sucker isn’t going ANYWHERE.

7.  Good luck bending over in your knee-length pencil skirt!


The Week of July 15th

So, last Friday was interesting.  I had originally booked 7/12 back in May, but the venue cancelled music for the summer due to low customer volume.  Bummer, but, ok.  I rebooked the date at an outside gig in Tampa about a week or so after the cancellation, thinking, “Awesome!”  July 12th rolls around, and it’s been pretty rainy around here.  Major isolated thunderstorms, some tornados, a tropical storm lingering out there. I text the agent in charge of the booking an hour before I leave to see if the venue will put me inside if it rains, only to find out that due to a big party coming in, the venue hired a band for the evening.  The band will need to set up early, therefore, no early music, i.e. my gig for the evening is cancelled, AGAIN.

As a musician, I’m always looking for the next gig.  Looking for work NEVER ends.  It’s nice to be in some places that provide steady work, but even seemingly steady work can fall flat with one phone call.  Frustrated, I throw my guitar in the car, dress like I’m going to a gig, and grab my iPad (which holds my book of cheat sheets) “just in case.”  I head out to a venue in Largo that I’ve been wanting to get a show at and figure I’ll grab a bite and a pint and pester the manager for a gig. On my way, I get a call for a last minute gig on Indian Rocks Beach.  “Sure. Oddly enough, I’m already halfway there with all of my gear in the car.”  So how about that?



The Week of May 27th

It was a bittersweet farewell to the Pier on Monday, there were a few tears shed as I sang my last song from the 5th floor.  It was so great to see so many familiar faces, so thanks to all who joined me in my goodbye to the first steady solo gig I ever booked for myself; 7 years and roughly 500 hours later, an era has come to an end.


More photos from James Zambon Photography after the jump…

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