Roses & Cigarettes’ music is an eclectic blend of Roots, Rock, Americana, Country and Pop – the perfect recipe for the classic California sound. The band has performed to sold out crowds at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica and Second Stage at Hotel Café in Hollywood and headlined Pappy & Harriet’s in the high desert. Their music has been featured on KLOS FM and KCSN FM in Los Angeles, and Pagliaro and Petrilli have endorsements from Fender Guitars, Martin Guitars and D’Addario guitar strings.
The music of Roses & Cigarettes is bold, dynamic and sensual, bluesy and just a little rebellious with a “down Home” feel to the guitar and vocal balances. their music is truly from the heart, and knowing their story only makes their music more crucial to know and love.
Roses & Cigarettes, whose name was inspired by the Ray LaMontagne song of the same title, formed in Los Angeles in 2013. At that time Jenny Pagliaro was a vocalist in a local cover band who auditioned Angela Petrilli for a vacant guitar position. Pagliaro and Petrilli immediately bonded over a common desire to create and perform original material and a new band was born!
Roses and Cigarettes released their debut album in May of 2015 with a promotional tour slated for the Fall of that year. Unfortunately those plans were interrupted when Pagliaro was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer, and immediately began a tumultuous round of treatment. A year later, and with another tour in the works, Pagliaro was again handed bad news- the cancer was back and it was Stage IV. Despite this latest news and another round of new and grueling treatments for Pagliaro, the band hit the road and completed a successful tour.
Since then Pagliaro has stunned both doctors and fans with major health improvements. While she does credit the new treatment for some of the healing she feels that making music with Roses is the best medicine of all.
“I have to take care of myself and stay healthy – that’s my priority, but my music and the band will be an important part of that healing process.”
Roses and Cigarettes has opened for Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, Jim Lauderdale, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, Radney Foster, Elizabeth Cook, The Record Company, Amanda Shires and others. The band continues to open to growing audiences. They released an acoustic EP in April and are set to release their second full album later this year.
Roses and Cigarettes’ self-titled debut album and acoustic EP ‘Acoustic Sessions’ is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and most other digital outlets as well as their website www.rosesandcigarettes.com.
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