Susanna Rose and John Delmonico


Susanna Rose and John Delmonico

Hi! I'm Susanna Rose. I write poems and then I make them into songs. 

Sometimes life is beautiful and sometimes life is a pile of dog poop. The meaning of the struggle is ambiguous, but out of it come beautiful songs if you listen for them.

I lived in London the winter of 2009, and a friend started teaching me to play guitar. I was shy then. I had made songs since I had a voice but never considered  myself a "songwriter." "All you need to do," taught my friend, "is pick a few chords and write some words that rhyme."

Suddenly I had hope that I too could be an artist. The next winter I recorded my first album, The Wishing Well, at a friend's studio in Rochester, NY. At my first house show, I handed the album out for free in brown paper bags. Then I left for South Korea to teach English.

Six years later I have many songs and stories to share. I've played throughout my home state of New York; I've guest performed with the bands of friends including the Greenbeans and Clam; and I released my second album, Snowbound, in November of 2015.


Cellist John Delmonico is a performer, teacher, and repairer of instruments, who can be found repairing and building cellos at Sullivan's Violins in Rochester, playing with the Delmonico Quartet and in the band Passive Agressives Anonymous, and teaching private music lessons.