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Guts, grit, sweet tunes, red boots! Kelsey Rottiers is a folk/pop indie singer-songwriter devoted to honest music and fighting slavery in all its forms. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and playing live shows all over. Learn more, find a show near you, or book your own!
HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BEAR HOPE
"Rottiers is a Grand Rapids Singer/Songwriter who means business, proving it with remarkable voice that at once recalls Ingrid Michaelson, Kate Bush, and Feist, while adding singularly rootsy Americana-hued, emotion drenched inflections. But on her second album Rottiers mostly means business in drawing attention to the horrors of human-trafficking, a theme linking all six tracks, in melodic, heartbreaking fashion. The Flint area transplant, known for her distinctive red boots, has long embraced the anti-trafficking cause, but few artists could translate that into such powerful songwriting, focusing on different perspectives of a crisis long overlooked here and over seas. And as the title implies, she manages to do it with an air of hope." -John Sinkevics, REVUE MAGAZINE
"Grand Rapids folk-freedom-fighter, Kelsey Rottiers, is doing something a little different with her latest release. Her new ep, entitled “Bear Hope” is lyrically focused on sex trafficking and the experiences and struggles of those currently and previously involved with this wicked trade. The disc is eye-opening and a little jarring at times, but the songs have real substance- and that is something that far too many musicians take for granted. Kelsey has been passionate about the subject for many years now, and this is a great way to use her talents to make a difference. Right now the EPs are available at shows, or you can order a physical copy from her website for $7 (shipping included) – and 3 dollars of your purchase will be donated to Women at Risk, an organization that actively fights sex trafficking and works to rescue those trapped in it.
Good music doing an even greater good. Go get you some!"
- Jacob Pauwels, LISTEN TO THE MITTEN
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