Rosie & the Riveters are fiercely talented and sassy dames from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who
perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair! Ask these spirited femmes to spin a slinky
melody, roll out glinting harmonies, or hammer down a swinging beat, and you can bet what the
answer is going to be: “We can do it! Their original songs feature sophisticated harmonies, body
percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour, and just enough ooh-la- la to keep your toes
tapping long after the show is over.
The band’s reinvention of vintage folk garnered much national attention for their debut album,
Good Clean Fun!, released in 2015. It peaked at #9 on Earshot Magazine’s national folk/roots
chart, and their single, Ain’t Gonna Bother, reached the #5 spot on the CBC Radio 2’s national
Top 20 countdown. In 2016 they won a Saskatchewan Arts Award (Emerging Artist Category)
and they also picked up nominations for a Canadian Folk Music Award (Vocal Group of the Year)
and a Western Canadian Music Award (Roots Duo/Group of the Year).
Inspired by Rosie the Riveter, the feminist icon who symbolized the women’s movement into
the workforce during WWII, the Riveters seek to empower women to be ambassadors for
change within their own communities. In support of this vision they invest 20% of their
merchandise profits in women’s projects around the world though KIVA.org.
Since the band’s formation in 2011, the Riveters have quickly taken the folk scene by storm
sharing the stage with the likes of Arlo Guthrie, Serena Ryder and Fred Penner. They have
become media darlings along the way and have been featured in numerous media outlets
including CTV’s ETalk Daily’s and were most recently called “one of the best live [acts] you’ll ever
see” by CBC Radio 2 host, Rich Terfry. It’s easy to see why these hilarious and charming women
are a force to be reckoned with!