Celia Rose, originally from Alabama, has spent the majority of her music career performing outside the U.S. Over the years, her simple tunes have been transformed through the experiences she has shared with musicians from around the world. In March of 2000, she completed her debut album Celia Rose, produced by Watertown Music. From 2001-2002, Celia lived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she performed regularly with a local jazz band as well as with several well-known Haitian bands such as RAM, Boukman Eksperyans and Strings. During her time in Haiti, her music received airtime from major radio stations and Celia did numerous radio and televised interviews.
Celia moved to Paris, France in early 2003, where she joined Johannah Cantwell in forming the band, Wrapped in Rain. This female duo hit the Paris scene with full force and has been praised for stunning harmonies and powerful stage presence. They performed around Paris at L’Entrepot,Le Baiser Sale, Reservoir and their album Butterfly came out in 2005. WIR performed alongside Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, Namibian singer Sharon Van Rooi and many other well-known African artists. Wrapped in Rain has toured throughout Europe as well as five times in Africa traveling throughout South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Togo, Morocco, Rwanda and Burundi as Cultural Ambassadors for the U.S. State Department.
Celia moved to New York City in 2007 where she worked as a songwriting teacher for Harlem Children’s Zone. She also received a master's degree from NYU's Gallatin program where she studied the use of songwriting to benefit at-risk youth. Celia recently completed her new album, Stories, and her music video for the song, Little.