Soulful Nashville singer-songwriter Maggie Rose has released her anticipated third studio album, Have a Seat, an eleven-track set of soulful gems that seek to capture the tension of the times.

Have A Seat was produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes at the iconic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. In a series of pre-pandemic sessions, Maggie Rose recorded the album live with a lineup of heavy-hitters that includes bassist David Hood of the Swampers (the group of session musicians who played on records from legends like Aretha Franklin and Etta James) and guitarist Will McFarlane (Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm), along with her longtime bandmates/collaborators Larry Florman (background vocals/percussion), Alex Haddad (guitars), and Sarah Tomek (drums) of Them Vibes. The album also features a guest appearance by Marcus King.

Like any great soul singer, Rose captures the tensions of the current moment on Have A Seat, presenting her pensive social commentary while providing much-needed reprieve from the everyday chaos.

“These songs were written during a contentious time, and there are undertones to the lyrics that are influenced by the state of our world politics and the politics of the music industry,” Rose says. “The title Have a Seat is responsorial, placing an emphasis on inclusivity — like, ‘Here, sit down. Let’s try talking to each other.’”

Rose continues, “One of the most loving things we can do is listen and make others feel heard — give people the space to speak their mind and be themselves. However, there’s also an intended meaning to the title that points to the power in occupying the seat that’s designated to you: I am claiming a seat I believe is rightfully mine, and I want others to do the same.”

The album’s release was preceded by a “trilogy” of music videos for singles “What Are We Fighting For”, “Saint”, and “For Your Consideration” directed by Ford Fairchild.

Listen to Have a Seat, the new album from Maggie Rose, on the platform of your choice here or stream it via Spotify below. You can also order your vinyl copy here.

Maggie Rose – Have a Seat – Full Album

Maggie Rose has a busy schedule of 2021 tour dates on the books in support of Have a Seat. For a full list of upcoming shows, see below. For ticketing details and more information, head here.

Maggie Rose On Tour 2021

8/21 @ Summer Camp Music Festival | Chillicothe, IL
8/27 @ Club Dada Dallas | Dallas, TX
8/28 @ Antone’s | Austin, TX
8/29 @ Dosey Doe Big Barn | The Woodlands, TX
9/4 @ The Grey Eagle | Asheville, NC
9/5 @ The Cottage | Atlantic Beach, NC
9/10 @ Hi-Fi | Indianapolis, IN
9/11 @ Zanzabar | Louisville, KY
9/14 @ The Echo | Los Angeles, CA
9/15 @ Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub | Sacramento, CA
9/16 @ Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA
9/19 @ Whetstone Wine Cellars | Napa, CA
9/29 @ World Cafe Live | Philadelphia, PA
9/30 @ Musikfest Cafe |Bethlehem, PA
10/1 @ Flood City Music Festival | Johnstown, PA
10/2 @ Gigs Courtyard | Kensington, MD
10/5 @ Mercury Lounge | New York, NY
10/15 @ Songbirds | Chattanooga, TN
10/16 @ Standard Deluxe Inc | Waverly, AL
10/31 @ Suwannee Hulaween | Live Oak, FL
11/11 @ Beachland Ballroom | Cleveland OH
11/12 @ Thunderbird Cafe | Pittsburgh, PA
12/8 @ Asbury Lanes | Asbury Park, NJ
12/9 @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn | Brooklyn, NY
12/10 @ Birchmere | Alexandria, VA
12/15 @ Knuckleheads Saloon | Kansas City, MO
12/16 @ Shank Hall | Milwaukee, WI
12/17 @ 7th Street Entry | Minneapolis, MN
12/18 @ SPACE | Evanston, IL

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