Kaitlin Rose was chosen as one of the Top 10 Bands to Watch (and Listen To) in the annual music issue of Revue Magazine, by Eric Mitts…saying, "A storyteller in the purest sense of the term, Rose bares her buoyant soul with songs of personal struggle and strife, set aloft by her powerful voice. A gem and fixture in Kalamazoo's music community..."
"The Other Side," by Kalamazoo's Kaitlin Rose, displays story-telling at its finest, be it a hushed ballad, a traditional-sounding folk tune or a country-tinted, rollicking jam. Combined with near musical perfection and dynamic, intricate songs, Rose delivers a powerhouse of a debut. Each of the 13 tracks on the record leave her confident vocals free to wander wherever they please, much to the listener's delight." - Ricky Olmos, Local Spins, review of “The Other Side.” Read the entire review here.
"...if you’re successful, capturing that live performance can be a defining moment in an artist’s career. With two sets in front of a live studio audience that seemingly did just that, Rose walked away with her sixth LP, and first since 2015, nearly finished. The end result? Sixteen tracks that encapsulate not just what it felt like to sit and listen to that performance as it unfolded, but where Rose is at in this point of her career...“Live Enough” proves as much more than simply a live album, but a true snapshot of, and the completion of, another chapter in the canon of Kaitlin Rose." - Ryan Boldrey, Local Spins, review of “Live, Enough.” Read the entire review here.
"Kaitlin Rose’s music overflows with talent, passion, personality, and (most importantly) soul. She has the songwriting skills and stage presence of a seasoned performer, but the kind of energy and freshness that commands the room. With a smooth, captivating voice and dynamic, powerful guitar playing, Kaitlin’s music is the real deal. In a world full of singer/songwriters, she really stands out to me as a step above most.” - Ian Gorman, recording engineer/producer, La Luna Recording and Sound
“Kaitlin Rose is talented singer and songwriter with a lot of heart. Earthy and original, she commands a room with her velvety vocals, rootsy originals and well chosen cover songs. A modern classic.” - Phil Barry, songwriter/guitarist
"Kaitlin Rose is a beautiful singer/songwriter who continues to bloom into an incredible artist. She is captivating on stage with every performance." – Brian Koenigsknecht, songwriter
“With a seasoned finger-picking style in the time-honored tradition and a husky honey voice that balances between a sultry coo and a fiery wail, Kaitlin Rose is a treasure among the American Folk Greats.” - Fiona Dickinson, songwriter
“Kaitlin Rose is what a singer songwriter should strive to be. Taking her life journeys, Kaitlin finds away to lyrically express even the mundane. Her stage presence, whether acoustic or live, makes you live every verse.” – Kody Mac, WIN 98.5
“Kaitlin’s music is delivered with both intensity and gentleness. The songs and performances are genuine and heartfelt. It is apparent the subject matter is close to her heart, yet universal. Her vocals stylings have roots of traditional blues and folk from the traditional schools of music (such as Elizabeth Cotton and Joan Baez), performed in the modern context, with shades of Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and Brandi Carlile).” - Matthew Borr, songwriter/guitarist