Thea Rosenburg

Théa Rosenburg has always been drawn to music. At age 12, she learned to play guitar but her passion for songwriting had begun years earlier.

After time spent writing songs about boys, which she admits got old fast, "grown-up life" came along, and her guitar sat unplayed. When she picked it up again and dusted it off, she began experimenting with the instrument that first allowed her to express herself.

Rosenburg says she also "likes to experiment with her voice, with her feet and hands, (her) words, (and) with every square inch of her guitar." Exploring new sounds through alternate tunings, and improvising with variations on the norm — such as using an egg-shaped shaker — increase Rosenburg’s passion for music and her appeal.

She credits her husband Mitch for his encouragement and honest opinions, and musician Shawnee Kilgore for their mutual-influence friendship.

Rosenburg's first album, "Tricks and Sirens," is soulful and charming, and you can see her perform her music at 8 tonight at the Green Frog Cafe Acoustic Tavern, 902 N. State St. She is also playing at 8 p.m. Friday at WWU's Underground Coffee House with Jenni Potts, and Saturday at Three Trees Coffeehouse’s Musicfest, 118 W. Holly St., which runs from 3 to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/thearenee or www.virb.com/thearosenburg.