I saw Rose Melberg tonight! I even met her and shook her hand. For those not in the know Rose was in the Softies, and is one of my very favorite songwriters and singers. Top 5 favorite. Rose is in the middle of her first tour in a long time, and tonight she was in Olympia. It sounds like she’ll be recording a new record sometime next year — check out this site for more. She played a bunch of new songs and a few old ones. If you’re in Portland tomorrow or Anacortes Tuesday you shouldn’t miss her.