“The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”—Ernest Hemingway (born today in 1899)
I’m not generally one to recommend a book before I’ve finished it. That said, I’m only nine pages into Percival Everett’s “The Water Cure” and every couple paragraphs I have to stop to collect myself and absorb what I just read. This guy is a titanically gifted writer.
Raised in the United Kingdom and Canada, Wilsen (formerly known as Tamsin) describes her music as influenced by the “warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist.” The Brooklyn-based songwriter is preparing to release her first album, Sirens.
According to longtime Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse, 2011 alumna Shea Rose is “that rare artist who can bridge diverse styles such as soul, funk, rock, rap, and jazz—and bring her unique stamp to each.”
Rose has won awards ranging from R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards to the SESAC Performance Activity award, and was even featured on Terri Lyne Carrington’s 2011 Grammy Award–winning jazz album The Mosaic Project. Rose was chosen by Queen Latifah to be the spokeswoman for CoverGirl’s 2010 Ignite Your Persona campaign and in 2012 she won the Red Bull Soundstage fan-driven contest to perform as part of the Universal/Red Bull showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
Shea Rose will be performing live at Berklee Summer in the City on Wednesday, July 18, at 5:45 p.m. on Children’s Wharf, 308 Congress Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.