Working Girls Guitar, an album she states, “is one of the best records I’ve ever recorded,” was a first for Flores as she is not only the producer, but is the only guitar player, which garnered feature stories in Guitar World, Premiere Guitar, and Guitar Player.
Flores’ most recent album, A Simple Case of the Blues, topped blues charts upon its release in 2019, even advancing above the great Joe Bonamassa for a time. “This album felt like a gift to me from the people around me who have shown me so much support,” shared Flores. “I don’t think I’ve ever sang like I did on this album; it’s a different voice. Kenny Vaughan (long-time member of Marty Stuart’s supporting band, The Fabulous Superlatives) and I trade guitar solos. Charlie Sexton (guitarist for Bob Dylan’s backing band) came in and produced all the over dubs. There are eleven tracks on it that I am really proud of.”
During the pandemic, she released a wonderful single under Rosie Flores and the Talisman, “So Sad,” a tribute to the Everly Brothers. On the “B” side, she recorded one of her previously recorded songs, “I Got a Right to Cry.”
It must be in her blood to support other women in the business because she proudly shared that she was producing two female artists. Bonnie Montgomery, an amazing Austin singer/songwriter with award-winning beginnings in Arkansas, and Laura Cantrell “who has this lovely sweet voice,” shared Flores, “but we got her rockin!”
I asked Rosie, “Do you have another record in you?”
To my glee, she replied, “At least 5.”
To be continued….