Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave – a collection of gritty, sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world.
The band’s 2018 sophomore record, Ms. Behave, remained in the Top 10 US folk music charts for 17 weeks, peaked at #3 on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, and was featured in publications such as Parade Magazine, Pop Matters, No Depression and Rolling Stone Country. With songs addressing sexual assault, the gender pay gap, and the policing of women’s behaviour, it’s clear why Billboard Magazine called them, “powerful and daring.”
“Rosie & the Riveters never fail to give their audience an astounding show. The songs are great, the harmonies tight, and the performance has so much humor, edge and honesty that each audience member feels that the show was made just for them. One of my favorite new acts to play the club in the past several years!” – Matt Smith, Club Passim Cambridge, MA
“Rosie and The Riveters are a trio of incredibly empowering women. Their show is bold, unapologetic, nuanced, powerful, and sensitive, and their banter is witty, relevant, and undeniably engaging. They deliver a great show with an important message.” — Gillian Moranz, Wise Hall Vancouver , BC
Rosie & the Riveters believe women are the world’s greatest untapped resource which is why they invest 20% of merchandise profits in micro-finance initiatives through KIVA.org. They’ve helped women like Alice in Kenya expand her horticulture farm and Maria in Ecuador purchase a sewing machine for her tailoring business. To date, they’ve contributed more than $12k to over 250 projects around the world.
“… The show was amazing! We received a ton of positive feedback… they were extremely easy to work with. Very professional… very polished… very personable.” — David Mitchell, Kent State University at Tuscarawas
“… a complete pleasure to have on our stage! Their contagious energy and positivity are matched only by their fantastic songs and a unique connection to the audience.” –Bethany Stout, Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB
Listen closely to hear playfully defiant lyrics and confident talk-back harmonies. Every word, note, and movement in Rosie & the Riveters live show is done purposefully to empower and challenge.