How to end an “indefinite hiatus”
Alicia J. Rose is no stranger to the big music scenes between Northern California and British Columbia. From her home base in Portland, Oregon, she’s worked with many of the best bands in the region. And yet most of her friends are surprised to learn that she herself is a musician. That’s because for the last decade Rose has been working mostly behind-the-scenes — as a concert promoter, band photographer, and music video director.
But this Sunday, when she headlines the closing night of The Accordion Noir Festival in Vancouver BC, it’s safe to say that Alicia Rose will be fully out of musical retirement. She’s been dusting off a set of the experimental accordion songs that helped her get her start back in the 90′s — and she’s also re-releasing her back catalog into the digital realm via CD Baby.
What’s it like to end an indefinite hiatus? How do you promote music that is being released for the second time around? I asked Alicia about getting back into the gigging, recording, and promotional games after many years away.
An interview with Miss Murgatroid
For anyone like me that first knew you as a photographer, videographer, director, and talent buyer, who is Miss Murgatroid?
Miss Murgatroid is my accordion wielding alter-ego.
And why has she been away so long?
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