That’s so Raven

Raven Rose. Photo by Leon Laing.

It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon in late November, but it’s cozy at District Bar & Lounge. Inside the Midtown, Harrisburg-based bar, proprietor Chad Scott and bartender Chanika Brown deck the halls while soulful Christmas music plays in the background.

Raven Rose, née Gabbriella White, is sipping on cranberry juice at the District. The local singer plans to drop her debut project, Emerge, sometime in 2019. In the meantime, you can see Rose perform on Dec. 29 at a local artist showcase at Bridges Social Club in Downtown. Doors open at 9 p.m. You can also hear her rich voice on her Instagram page.

When she’s not singing, she’s working full time at Professional Studios in Harrisburg. She handles everything there from booking appointments to marketing the studio on social media. Want to know more about Rose?

Age: 27.
Hometown: Harrisburg.
Received her high school diploma from: Susquehanna Township High School in 2009.
Musical benefits from working at Professional Studios: “[The studio is] helping me with my writing because now I don’t write at all. I just go in there and whatever I feel, is what I give.”
Some of her favorite local artists: Mazon, Thelonious, Cordell, Cool Davis and Eskimo Jones.
Some of her favorite celebrity artists: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Tori Kelly and Elle Varner.
Her thoughts on the current state of music in Harrisburg: “It’s our time to emerge right now … I’m excited about my music, but I’m also excited about everybody else’s music.”
One of her goals: “Five years from now, I see myself already Grammy nominated. I’m speaking the Grammys into existence …”

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