Rossetta & Friends
Born and raised in the interior of B.C. Rossetta spent the first part of her life on a farm, her Father & Mother were her inspiration in music. Her father "Kip" played the guitar, mouth organ, & fiddle & would sing and yodel any chance he would get. Her mother and father were graceful dancers so there was always music playing. Musician friends would drop by with their instruments and a jam would start. Rossetta knew that the guitar was what she wanted to play. Around the age of 10 Rossetta started learning to play the guitar. She would watch others playing and when a neighbor next door found out that she wanted to learn to play he would show her how to make chords and pick some tunes. After about a year of fooling around on the guitar she put it down and didn't pick it up again until she was into her teen years. A friend of the family gave Rossetta a beautiful shinny black "Harmony Roy Smeck" acoustic guitar and once again she started playing. Bad luck came her way and her guitar was stolen and never recovered, it was a minor set back & very disappointing as a friend had given her this gift then another good friend came along and supported her in her music endeavors and loaned her a guitar until she could get another one. She loves to sing and never let not having a guitar slow her down. In her teen years a very good friend and neighbor by the name of Jimmy Allen would show her chords on the guitar and coach her in playing. Rossetta was a T.V. host for various local programs in the Kootenay area where she interviewed various artists who came to town to play at the live music venues. There were times when she would be asked to join them and sing a song or two. It was always a thrill to sit in. Rossetta has played in country music bands, has enjoyed the time when she was doing singles in lounges and small restaurants. She's competed in country music talent contests, played rhythm guitar with the Old Time Fiddler's at many contests & dances as well as competing in fiddle contests, Rossetta has been welcomed to sit in with country and western bands as a special guest artist. You will find her name included on other CD projects as a rhythm guitarist. On her recent CD project "Rossetta & friends" she co-wrote the first and last cuts with friends. She enjoys writing and would like to find the time to do more. This is her first project, which includes many friends who are in the music industry. Rossetta likes to share her talent by teaching others to play. Look for her appearing close to you. ABOUT THE CD: Recorded at Trax 24 Sound Studio, Williams Lake, B.C. Engineer: Dennis Manuel Producer: Randy Pokeda Photos: About Face Studio, Williams Lake, B.C. Manufactured by RDR Music Group On this CD you will find three of my very good friends who have penned their own tunes and do a wonderful job of singing them. You will hear Pat and Randy Pokeda doing their song "Whisper I Love You" with Pat Pokeda doing the lead and high harmony vocals on this track. Mark Lees singing lead & harmony vocals on his song "The Point", and Nick Weekes singing his song "Take Me Home". Here in these three songs we have traditional bluegrass all the way to rockin' country! I am very happy to have these special friends join me on this project as my "SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS." For your pleasure we have two instrumentals. A traditional bluegrass tune called "Rocky Top" (written by: F.Bryant / B.Bryant) and this one really cooks with Randy Pokeda on Dobro, Nick Hornbuckle on Banjo, Frankie Rodgers playing hot licks on the fiddle and Beaver Thomas doing some hot flatpicking on Acoustic guitar. Hold on to your seats for this one!!! One titled "Paxton Place" that I co-wrote with my good friend Art Burd. This is a lively fiddle tune that makes you just want to get up and dance. You will hear me singing "Province of B.C." which I co-wrote with Randy Pokeda, it is about this beautiful Province and how I see it. You will also hear me singing "Timeless and True Love" (written by: C.Black / A. Roberts / B.Carson) a love song from the heart, "Mexican Wind" (written by: J.Browne / P.Gallagher / R.Stebner) a beautiful song in waltz time, "One Kiss, One Heartache"