Roses & Cigarettes formed in Los Angeles in 2013 when the country cover band that Jenny
Pagliaro was singing in auditioned Angela Petrilli for a vacant guitar position. Pagliaro and Petrilli
immediately bonded over their desire to perform original material and similar tastes in music –
from the classics like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Bonnie Raitt; to more contemporary artists
like Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert. It was a mutual love of singer-songwriter
Ray LaMontagne and his song Roses and Cigarettes that inspired the name of the band.