Dawn Rose - Dawn Rose Band - Sweet Burgundy

Dawn Rose


Dawn Rose is a northern California singer-songwriter with two all original CD’s - “Step by Step” and “These Days.” Blending alt-rock, folk, and blues she writes about life, love and the world. She showcases her songwriting with live shows, a Dawn Rose Pandora station, permanent song placement on Songvault.fm and has been a member of the West Coast Songwriters Association. 

Dawn has lived in the Napa Valley since 1992, where she performs at wineries and events with the group “Sweet Burgundy” and rocks her original music with the "Dawn Rose Band" or intimate solo shows. In January 2021, while performing was still on hold,  she released the single, "Happily Whatever After" followed by the music video. In February she released a protest song dealing with the actions of our former President, only on video called, "Stand Up."

Here's hoping 2022 is a better year for performing and politics!


Sweet Burgundy

With intricate harmonies, dueling acoustic/electric guitars and rocking bass lines, this four piece group plays amazing versions of acoustic rock, blues and pop favorites – from the 40’s to the present, plus their own rock and blues originals. Dawn Rose and Kathleen Potthoff have been together since 2004, adding Lynda Amen Castell-Blanch a couple years later. The band has recorded three CD’s - “Tattooed Melodies,” “The Second Glass,” and “Sweet Burgundy.” In 2016 Mark Larson was added to the line up, playing lead guitar and adding to the vocal harmonies. They perform mostly in the wine country (Napa and Sonoma counties,) but have traveled as far away as the Cayman Islands for special clients. 



Solo Performances

As a solo act, Dawn can go full singer-songwriter playing all original music or a blend of classic to current acoustic-rock covers and her own tunes. She plays clubs, parties, wedding ceremonies, sailboats, campfire sing-a-longs, you name it! She is more than willing to learn that special song for your event with advance notice. She usually works with guitar but does also play piano.