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Classical Music And Bluegrass Are A Perfect Match For Violinist Alisa Rose

Lenny Gonzalez
Alisa Rose from the duo Scroggins & Rose

Grammy-nominated violinist Alisa Rose is one-half of the duo Scroggins & Rose. Their contemporary roots music is a blend of classical and bluegrass. In this interview, Alisa talks about how her love for music has taken her from the midwest to the Bay Area.

"I love the violin. It's very vocal and it also has this tremendous quality to be rhythmic and make you dance."

Alisa's musical partner, Tristan Scroggins, is based in Nashville and plays mandolin. Scroggins & Rose latest album is called Curios.

Click the play button above to listen to the interview.


Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She hosts the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds and covers East Oakland for KALW. Jenee has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.