Interview with #Petaluma’s Rising Star! Singer/Songwriter Em Rossi

UPDATE July 18, 2015: Em Rossi featured in Petaluma Star YOUNG PETALUMA MUSICIAN LAUNCHES BIG CAREEROur interview her her below is mentioned and linked from the star piece.

UPDATE July 16, 2015: Just 6 days after we published this post and our interview below of Em Rossi, the Petaluma Argus Courier publishes this July 16, 2015 article: Em Rossi singing her way to a career in music by Kate Hoover, Argus-Courier Intern.  We wish Em the best and look forward to her songs hitting the music charts.


Many good things come out of Petaluma and up-an-coming singer/songwriter Em Rossi is primed to be one of them. A Petaluma native, Rossi’s music is her passion and form of expression. It’s what she does to brighten a dreary day and to make the good days even better. Rossi attends Petaluma High School and at 17 years old will be a senior in the fall. Her recently release debut single, “MADNESS”  below will be playing on KSRO 1350 and FM 103.5, where Rossi is scheduled to be interviewed on August 4th.

Here is her latest single called “Madness”:

Ashley Collingwood: How did you get started singing?

Em Rossi: Singing was just kind of something that came naturally to me. From a young age my parents always said that I just made noise around the house—I would sing to the radio, I’d sing to the music being played everywhere—so around eight years old they finally decided “okay, put her in music lessons.” So after that I started being a little bit trained and then it just kind of went on from there.

Em Rossi-5
Photo By Ashley Collingwood

Ashley: What inspires your music?

Em: I would say what inspires my music is just my life experiences in the past year. You know my father passed away unexpectedly so that was a major personal change in my life. So with this new album I just focused on using that as my vent to really express the thoughts and emotions that were going through my head and just get out what I needed to say and wanted to share to people.


Help to get the word out on this young Petaluma artist by sharing it on your timeline and feeds by clicking the social media icons provided below

#Petaluma Musician/Composer Chooses Chicken Farm Over Big City

William Ryan Fritch Standing Outside His Rustic Farmhouse, Photo By Nathaniel Wood
William Ryan Fritch Standing Outside His Rustic Farmhouse, Photo By Nathaniel Wood

In a recent article by Chris Martins on January 19, 2015 in the Modern Farmer Country Roads: City Musicians Are Going Rural, he writes about musician and artist William Ryan Fritch who composes and creates his music in a century old Petaluma chicken farm.  He and his wife have a master bedroom in a rustic converted water tower.

His talent for creating music is incredible and his collection of music making instruments and toys are impressive. He records his music in a converted tractor garage insulated for heat and soundproofing.

William Ryan FritchAccording to his website, he said that in his more recent recordings (Revisionist) you might even hear farm sounds like roosters from the next farm which is quit alright with him.  He states that he finds those sounds more enjoyable than the ones he creates. While he is not making sound he and his wife garden and grow veggies.


Wolfman Jack meets Louis Armstrong at Lagunitas Tap Room

First of all, Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there.

Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding is songwriter, singer, guitarist, composer and performance artist according to his wikipedia page. He has an unusual talent to mimic the sound of brass instruments with his mouth and incorporate them into his live musical performance.  Hence his name is a contraction of Lip and Trombone – “Lipbone”.   His southern upbringing gives him a background for one of the oldest forms of music found in a variety of cultures today.

In this performance at the Lagunitas Brewing Company Tap Room, at the beginning and end he gives credence to Positively Petaluma.  Thanks Lipbone!

Click here for more Positively Petaluma videos.