Song Premiere: Rose’s Pawn Shop, “What Were You Waiting For?”

The Artist: Californian Americana group Rose’s Pawn Shop
The Song: “What Were You Waiting For?” from Gravity Well, out September 9.
Fun Fact: The band got its name from an unfortunate incident when lead singer Paul Givant’s ex-girlfirend, Rose, stole the band’s gear and instruments and sold them to a local pawn shop.
Songwriter Says: “A lot of this song was written pretty quickly by the band in our moving tour bus on the way home from finishing a string of shows in the Pacific Northwest. The melody and chanting idea just kind of arose spontaneously and we built on it. It’s about getting to the point in a troubled relationship that you know the other person just isn’t going to change, and it’s time to cut your loses and let go. It’s also kind of a “tell off” song, kind of in the tradition of Bob Dylan tunes like ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and ‘It Ain’t Me, Babe’ and ‘Positively 4th Street.'”

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Tour Dates:
7/24: Novato, CA at Hopmonk Tavern
7/25: Lake Tahoe, CA at Lakeview Loft
7/26: Portland, OR at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon
7/27: La Pine, OR at Newberry Event: Music & Arts Fundraiser
9/13: Chicago, IL at Riot Fest
9/14: St Louis at The Demo
9/16: Columbia, MO at Mojos
9/17: Lincoln, NE at Duffy’s
9/18: Wichita, KS at Rock Island Live
9/19: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
9/20: Ft Collins, CO at The Whiskey
9/23: SLC at Kilby Court
9/25: Las Vegas, NV at Container Park
9/26: Pioneertown, CA at Pappy & Harriets
10/8: Los Angeles, CA at Satellite
10/15: Ozark, AR at Harvest Fest
10/16: Ozark, AR at Harvest Fest


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