This week Stefan Aronsen is On The Air with Kate Ramsey, also known by her artist name Rose Haze. After enjoying her Instagram, new music video, and storytelling, I realized I wanted her on the podcast. We discussed growing up in Ohio, living in Kaua’, and moving to the Bay Area. After talking for thirty minutes she gives us a quick live performance on her harp. This episode was recorded on July 15th, 2020 – Stefan Aronen was in Portland and Rose Haze was in San Francisco.
Rose Haze is a progressive indie-soul-psych-rock symphonic band led by composer Kate Ramsey. Kate aka “Rose” is a rolling stone with a vast songwriting style. Her music catalog tells stories of the lone traveler experiencing blissful highs and devastating lows while on the road to nowhere, somewhere, and anywhere set to mood-oriented sonic canvases.
Kate now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and her musical coven is cultivating indie, groove, soul, psych-rock, symphonic music. Ruben Valdez Gonzales’ fuzzy textural guitar mixed with Yoko Miyakawa’s metal violin and Kristen Marie’s dark cello tones creates a sonic wall of alt-rock shoegaze. While Raul Becerra’s deep funky bass tones and Eli Popuch’s clean driving pop-rock drums give the group its rock-solid foundation. Finally, Kate adds trippy organ leads, guitar flairs, and ethereal vocals that create a unique sound that ultimately dances between all genres.