Rosie Flores and Marti Brom
Award-winning Girl of the Century, Working Girl with Guitar Rosie Flores took flight in Southern California, and has been a major figure in the Los Angeles, Austin and Nashville music scenes ever since. Signing with Warner's Reprise subsidiary in 1987 as a solo artist was her first major break. Yet it was 1995's Rockabilly Filly that received the most attention, as it reintroduced rockabilly pioneers Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin to audiences worldwide through their duets with Rosie and a successful 1995 tour with Jackson.
Rosie continues to remain head at work. Recently, Rosie produced Janis Martin's soon to be released record on Cow Island Records. In 2011, Rosie released Girl Of The Century (Bloodshot Records) and is half way into a brand spanking new record, Working Girls Guitar.
Working Girls Guitar, slated for a Fall 2012 release on Bloodshot Records, marks a first for Rosie as she takes center stage not only with her songwriting, but also as the only guitar player on the record. Twanging between a rock and a surf place, Rosie fires up the big chord guns on songs that tell some hard earned tales. The title track is a chiming stomper that resonates with miles of grit, grace and determination; while Yeah, Yeah, a tribute to her late great fellow twang master Duane Jarvis, shines with a light that glows through the tears.
Critical raves from prestigious publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Guitar Player magazine, an LA Weekly Music Award for Best Rockabilly Swing Artist, a 2007 cover story in the Austin Chronicle, and the proclamation of Rosie Flores Day in August 2006 by Austin Mayor Will Wynn was topped off by an induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2007. She was recently voted as one of the "Top 75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time" by Venuszine.
Rosie's talent and hard work have earned her appearances on "Austin City Limits" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," as well as in the documentaries Every Night is Saturday Night: The Story of Wanda Jackson and Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice. Flores also received a Peabody Award for her narration of the documentary Whole Lotta Shakin. Rosie's solo recordings have found homes on both the Billboard and Gavin charts and have been featured in seven motion pictures. Her revved-up live performances from California to New York – as well as in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand - have won legions of fans.