Anna Rose

Fiery singer, songwriter, and guitarist Anna Rose has been making waves in the music industry for the last decade. The daughter of legendary composer Alan Menken, Rose brings a diverse sound and driving passion to her music. Her sound is perhaps best described as a mash-up between Sheryl Crow, Cher, and Stevie Nicks, a heavy blend that ties together blues, rock, and grunge influences, and has found a home on stage alongside artists like Joan Osborne, John Waite, and Lez Zeppelin.

Due out this fall, Rose's third full-length album The Light Between is a stylistic sea change for her, moving from the heavier rock of the two albums and EP she's previously released into a more melodic, Americana realm, recorded in Nashville with producer Paul Moak. "This record brought it back to me being a songwriter -- that's why it's special to me," says Rose, acknowledging that a desire "to be separated from my father" and his music led her in a harder rock direction before. "I think I leaned into rock because it was the place he was the most unknown and where people were indifferent to him," explains Rose, who as a child sang on demos for her father and has "a deep respect for what he does."

Nevertheless, she adds, rock "was the place I was respected for ME. When people heard the last name Menken, it wasn't associated with him." But with The Light Between, Rose "kinda took a step back from what my ego was telling me to do and started going with what my spirit was telling me I should be doing." Rose telegraphed the move with her February single "Nobody Knows I'm Here," which was featured on a March episode of NBC's This Is Us, and followed by subsequent singles "Sucker Puncher", "The Chariot", and "Broken Is Beautiful".

Past Shows


Oct
11
th
2019
7th St Entry
Oct
11
th
2019
7th St Entry

Austin Plaine

with Anna Rose

More Shows

Nov
13
th
7th St Entry
canceled

Jordan Mackampa

with Babeheaven
Jun
14
th
Fine Line

Joywave

May
22
nd
7th St Entry
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

Jan
8
th
First Avenue
Sold Out

Doomtree