Rosebud Artists Nominated for 10 Blues Music Awards
Duke Robillard, Tommy Castro, Bettye LaVette and Ruthie Foster have been nominated for a total of 10 Blues Music Awards. The 31st Blues Music Awards will take place at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN on May 6, 2010. Rosebud artist nominations are as follows:
Duke Robillard and Tommy Castro both have four nominations each. Duke is nominated for Album of the Year for Stomp! The Blues Tonight, Band of the Year, Best Instrumentalist - Guitar and Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year. Tommy is nominated for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Band of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for Hard Believer and Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. Bettye LaVette and Ruthie Foster are both nominated for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year. In addition, Duke produced 10 of the 12 tracks and guests on one song on Album of the Year / Contemporary Blues Album of The Year nominee Between a Rock and the Blues by Joe Louis Walker.
Other Rosebud related nominations are, in the Instrumentalist - Horn category: longtime Tommy Castro Band saxophonist Keith Crossan and Deanna Bogart, who plays in the Rosebud booked Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue with Tommy Castro. Nominated in the Historical Album of the Year category are: Muddy Waters' Authorized Bootleg and Little Walter's The Complete Chess Masters, featuring hit compositions by Willie Dixon. Both Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon were Rosebud artists until their passing. Nominated in the Acoustic Album of the Year category is: Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the music of the Mississippi Sheiks, which features songs by Rosebud artists John Hammond and Bill Frisell.
Congratulations to all the nominees!
Bill Frisell, Mavis Staples, Allen Toussaint CDs Recognized Among Best of the 2000's by Downbeat Magazine - Frisell #2 Jazz CD of the Decade Per London Times
CDs by Bill Frisell, Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint have been recognized among Downbeat Magazine's Best of the 2000's, published in their January 2010 issue. Bill Frisell has four CDs on the list: Ghost Town (2000), Blues Dream (2001), East/West (2005) and History, Mystery (2008). Also honored are Have A Little Faith (2005) by Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint's GRAMMY nominated The Bright Mississippi (2009). The list also names two historical releases featuring future Rosebud artists: Stax/Volt Revue Live In Norway 1967 DVD featuring Booker T. & the MGs and Newport Folk Festival: Best of the Blues 1959-1968 Box Set, which features performances by Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, who were both Rosebud artists until their passing.
Bill Frisell's East/West was honored with similar praise from the London Times, where was rated #2 on their "Best Jazz Albums of the Noughties" list.
Bill Frisell Original Music Featured On Buster Keaton DVD, New Frisell Solo DVD
Also new from Frisell is Solos: The Jazz Sessions, a Bill Frisell solo DVD recording session filmed at the Berkeley Church in Toronto, Canada by director Daniel Berman. In this rare solo session, Bill performs original tunes as well as classics by Bob Dylan, Hank Willams, George and Ira Gershwin, and traditional Americana songs. Solos features an intimate look into his electric guitar and looping wizardry, and includes an exclusive interview with Bill.
Catch Bill Frisell performing live on stage in a variety of formats, please see Tour Dates >>
Bill Frisell Honored As Guitarist Of The Year & Other Rosebud Artists Score In Downbeat's 57th Annual Critics Poll
Other Rosebud Artists also scored top ten rankings in the poll including Marcia Ball in the category of Blues Artist - Rising Star, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews for Trombone - Rising Star, and Bettye LaVette as one of the top Blues Artists.
Congratulations to all!
Bill Frisell, Duke Robillard and Marcia Ball NPR Features
Bill Frisell's new album, Disfarmer, out July 21 on Nonesuch Records, was chosen as an Exclusive First Listen on NPR's website. Recently named Guitarist of the Year for the second year in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, Bill's new CD showcases "evocative original themes and motifs here, surrounded by backgrounds sounding distant echoes of country, bluegrass and old-time mountain music" per NPR's Patrick Jarenwattananon. The Disfarmer project began as a touring multimedia work, with Bill scoring a slideshow of images from photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959). Bill is joined on the CD by Greg Leisz (steel guitars, mandolin) Jenny Scheinman (violin) and Viktor Krauss (bass).
Duke Robillard's performance at the Mountain Stage radio show in Charleston, WV is scheduled to be broadcast beginning the weekend of July 24-26. It will also be archived in it's entirety. For a complete list of stations that carry Mountain Stage please click here. Duke, four-time Best Blues Guitarist winner at the Blues Music Awards, recently released Stomp! The Blues Tonight, which he describes as "Blues / classic-rhythm-and-blues, basically where I started in my Roomful of Blues days."
Marcia Ball will appear live on Mountain Stage on August 9, 2009 at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV. For detailed information, please click here. Also on the bill are Hill Country Revue, Cracker, Other Lives and Maia Sharp. Marcia, a four-time Grammy nominee, won her fourth Pinetop Perkins Best Piano Player Award in the past five years at the Blues Music Awards. Marcia was also recently nominated for Most Outstanding Musician, Keyboard in the upcoming Living Blues Awards, a category she has won the last two years.
Bill Frisell Repeats As Guitarist of the Year In Jazz Journalists Association Poll
Bill Frisell was honored as Guitarist of the Year for the second year in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association. The Jazz Award ceremonies were held in New York City June, 16 2009. Frequent collaborator Brian Blade won the award for Drummer of the Year. The Grammy Award winning artist is preparing to release his new album, Disfarmer, on July 21,2009 through Nonesuch Records. Frisell is joined on the record by long-time musical collaborators Greg Leisz (steel guitars, mandolin) Jenny Scheinman (violin) and Viktor Krauss (bass). Catch Bill Frisell on tour throughout the year - please see tour dates>>
Bill Frisell's Disfarmer Set for July 21 Release
Grammy Award-winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Bill Frisell will release his new CD Disfarmer on July 21, 2009 (Nonesuch Records). The album is inspired by the artist and photographer known as Disfarmer, who recorded stark black-and-white photographic portraits of his fellow townspeople in the rural community of Heber Springs, Arkansas, during the 1940s-1950s. Decades after the photographer’s passing, a cache of work made by this solitary and oft-reviled man was rediscovered, and he has come to be regarded as an important outsider artist. Frisell himself says "I was blown away when I saw his photos for the first time and started to learn a little about his life. What a fantastic story...I try to picture what went on in Disfarmer’s mind. How did he really feel about the people in this town? What was he thinking? What did he see? We’ll never know, but as I write the music, I’d like to imagine it coming from his point of view. The sound of him looking through the lens." Frisell is joined on the record by long-time musical collaborators Greg Leisz (steel guitars, mandolin) Jenny Scheinman (violin) and Viktor Krauss (bass). Catch Bill Frisell on tour throughout the year - see tour dates >>
The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs Out February 24
The Best of Bill Frisell, Vol. 1: Folk Songs will be released by Nonesuch Records February 24, 2009. This first release in a series of compilations drawn from Bill Frisell's catalog spotlights his idiosyncratic excursions into country and traditional folk. "It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell," says the New York Times. The collection features appearances by frequent collaborators Viktor Krauss, Wayne Horvitz, Kermit Driscoll, Joey Baron, Kenny Wollesen, Jim Keltner and Ry Cooder. In late January 2009, Bill was the subject of a feature article in the The New Yorker, which describes him as "the fearless and adaptable guitarist Bill Frisell, whose varied endeavors have drawn him into free-form extemporizations, symphonic collaborations, hard and soft rock, country, and accompaniments for Buster Keaton silent films ..." Watch for Bill on tour in his ever varied presentation formats.
Bill Frisell New Releases Including Download Series and Live DVD
Bill Frisell has initiated a unique monthly download series of live recordings available on Bill's website. The first offering was recorded at the Ruhr Triennale Festival in Bochum, Germany on May 22, 2004. The second in the series has just been released, a classic solo performance from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco recorded on
Bill has also released a DVD of a 2004 solo session from the atmospheric Berkeley Church in Toronto. The film is beautifully shot by Director Daniel Berman.
In other recording news, Bill collaborates with one of his musical mentors, the legendary guitarist Jim Hall on the recently released Hemispheres, a double CD on the Artist Share label. One CD showcases Bill and Jim's duo collaboration while the other disc features the two artists in a quartet format with Scott Colley on bass and Joey Baron on drums.
Rosebud Artists Score 5+ Grammy Nominations
Rosebud Artists captured 5 Grammy nominations for the upcoming 51st Grammy Awards. Artists were honored in the following categories.
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Marcia Ball's Peace, Love and BBQ
Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Bill Frisells History, Mystery.
Our heartiest Congratulations and sincere Best of Luck to all the nominees.
Rosebud Artists Nominated For 2008 Roots Music Awards
The Roots Music Association has nominated four Rosebud artists in six categories for the 2008 Roots Music Awards. The awards will take place during the World United Music Festival in San Marcos, Texas November 14, 15, 16, 2008.
The Rosebud artists nominated are, for Blues Artist of the Year and for Blues Songwriter of the Year, Marcia Ball. For Folk Artist of the Year and for Folk Songwriter of the Year, Carrie Rodriguez. For Jazz Artist of the Year, Bill Frisell. For Zydeco Artist of the Year, Allen Toussaint.
You can vote for the awards here:
Bill Frisell Featured On New McCoy Tyner CD+DVD
Bill Frisell is featured on McCoy Tyner's new star studded CD+DVD Guitars. The album features McCoy and his trio mates (Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter) accompanied by some of popular music's most accomplished string specialists including Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, John Scofield, Derek Trucks and Bela Fleck. Legendary producer John Snyder oversaw the project and coined Frisell "The Phillip Glass of jazz" and "the most unassuming guitar player on this or any other planet." Frisell chose to play Tyner's "Contemplation" on the record, in addition to his own charts for "Boubacar" and "Baba Drame".
Catch Bill Frisell on tour in 2009: see tour dates>>
Bill Frisell Honored As Guitarist Of The Year At 2008 Jazz Awards
On June 18, Bill Frisell was honored as Guitarist of the Year at the 2008 Jazz Awards. The Jazz Journalists Associations 12th annual Jazz Awards ceremony took place in New York to celebrate and recognize the best in jazz and jazz journalism. Frisell beat out fellow guitarists Pat Metheny, Russell Malone and Lionel Loueke for the award winners are based on votes cast by members of the Jazz Journalists Association. Catch Bill Frisell touring throughout the U.S. this year in support of his latest acclaimed release, History, Mystery...see tour dates >>
Bill Frisell's New CD "History, Mystery" In Stores May 13
Grammy Award-winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Bill Frisells new album History, Mystery will be released by Nonesuch on May 13, 2008. This two-disc set finds Frisell performing with a large band recorded in various combinations and contexts, live and in the studio. The CD features an octet of strings, horns, and rhythm section including some of Frisells closest collaborators - Jenny Scheinman (violin), Eyvind Kang (viola), Hank Roberts (cello), Ron Miles (cornet), Greg Tardy (clarinet and tenor saxophone), Tony Scherr (bass), and Kenny Wollesen (drums). History, Mystery debuts many recent Frisell compositions as well as a few of his arrangements of favorite pieces by other songwriters, ranging in style from soul pioneer Sam Cooke, to jazzmen Thelonious Monk and Lee Konitz. Bill Frisell was named Best Guitarist for the fourth year in a row (and seventh in 10 years) in the latest Downbeat Critics Poll and is also a three time Downbeat Readers Poll winner for Best Guitarist. Catch Bill Frisell on tour throughout 2008 in various band formats...see tour dates >>
Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples And More Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll
Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette and Mavis Staples scored spots in the top 35 of Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" for LaVettes Scene Of The Crime and Staples We'll Never Turn Back. The annual poll combines ballots from 577 critics Top 10 lists to acknowledge the best albums of 2007. Additional Rosebud artists whose CDs were honored were Bill Frisell (for his work with Floratone and with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano) Loudon Wainwright III, Meshell Ndegeocello, Ruthie Foster, Pieta Brown, Ann Savoy and the late Muddy Waters. Compilations that featured Rosebud artists were Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars), Goin Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Allen Toussaint, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trombone Shorty and Marcia Ball) and Song Of America (The Blind Boys of Alabama and Bettye LaVette).
See the full list of albums at: Village Voice's annual "Pazz & Jop Poll" >>
Rosebud Artists Honored on Amazon's Best Music of 2007"
Amazon.com has released their annual picks for Best Music of the Year and Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples, John Hammond, Loudon Wainwright III and Bill Frisell are among those honored. Bettye LaVette's The Scene of the Crime was recognized as the #2 CD of the year in the R&B category, while Mavis Staples' We'll Never Turn Back (produced by Ry Cooder) was selected as the #5 CD of the year in the Gospel category. Mavis also makes an appearance with her family The Staple Singers on the #3 R&B CD of the Year The Stax 50th Anniversary Collection, which also features songs by Rosebud artist Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & the MG's). Loudon Wainwright III's Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up was named the fifth Best Soundtrack of the year. And John Hammond's Push Comes To Shove and Richard Thompson's Sweet Warrior (Rosebud is booking Richard's 1000 Years Of Popular Music tour) made the Top Ten lists in the Blues and Folk categories, respectively. Bill Frisell's studio project Floratone (featuring Lee Townsend, Matt Chamberlain and Tucker Martine) was named the #5 Jazz CD of the year.
Bill Frisell's Special Project, Floratone, CD Out August 14
Floratone - a new studio project from Bill Frisell, drummer Matt Chamberlain, and producers Tucker Martine and Lee Townsend - will release a self-titled album on Blue Note Records August 14. The project, two years in the making, began when Frisell and Chamberlain got together in Seattle for a lengthy session of free improvisations. They gave the resulting tapes to Townsend and Martine, who chopped, shaped and edited the hours of recordings into an album-length disc. Bassist Viktor Krauss, cornetist Ron Miles, violin/viola player Eyvind Kang joined in to add finishing touches. "This was one of the most extreme in-the-studio projects I've ever been involved in," Frisell said. "I'm really happy with how it came out. It feels like a band type of thing. I've worked with Lee and Tucker many times, with Lee as producer and Tucker as the engineer, but never like this. They made as many contributions as Matt and I did."
Rosebud Artists Score In Downbeat Critics Poll
Bill Frisell was named Best Guitarist for the fourth year in a row (and seventh in 10 years) in Downbeat's Critics Poll. Several frequent Frisell collaborators were also honored: Sam Yahel was on top in the Rising Star Organ category and Jenny Scheinman was named #1 Rising Star Violin, while producer (and Frisell manager) Lee Townsend, drummers Brian Blade and Joey Baron, and violinist Eyvind Kang were among the honorees in their respective categories.
Bettye LaVette and Charlie Musselwhite both placed in the top 10 for Blues Artist/Group, and Tommy Castro was among the Rising Star Blues Artist/Group honorees. The Blues Album category included JJ Cale & Eric Claptons "The Road To Escondido" as well as Musselwhites "Delta Hardware". Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaints "The River In Reverse" and Richard Thompsons "The Life And Music Of Richard Thompson" were honored in the Beyond Album category.
Congratulations to all the honorees!
Bill Frisell Named One of the First United States Artists Fellows
United States Artists (USA) honored Bill Frisell and one of his long time collaborators Jim Woodring by naming the pair one of the organization's first 50 Fellows. USA was launched in September 2005 with seed funding provided by a coalition of leading foundations - Ford, Rockefeller, Prudential, and Rasmuson - in an act of unprecedented private investment in individual artists and the creative potential of America. The initial investment enables the organization to pilot the USA Fellows program, awarding $50,000 grants to fifty artists each year beginning this year. Artist nominations are made by an anonymous group of arts leaders, critics, scholars, and artists chosen by USA who are asked to nominate artists they believe show an extraordinary commitment to their craft. Congratulations to all the inaugural Fellows and for more information on United States Artists go to United States Artists (USA) main page >>.
Bill Frisell Wins Best Guitarist Title in Downbeat's Reader's Poll
After topping the 2006 Downbeat Critics Poll as Best Guitarist for the third year in a row (and sixth time in the past nine years) , Bill Frisell has again just repeated as the Downbeat Reader's Poll winner for Best Guitarist in 2006 as well. Bill also scored high in rankings for Best Jazz Artist and Jazz Album for his double live CD East/West. Several musicians who have recorded and performed on stage with Frisell this year also were recognized in the Downbeat's readers poll. Ron Carter and Paul Motian, who released the self titled CD Bill Frisell, Ron Carter and Paul Motian, scored top 5 rankings in the bass and drummer categories, respectively. Jack DeJohnette, who toured and released The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers with Frisell in 2006 was named Best Drummer in the poll. Brian Blade who also collaborates with Frisell regularly also scored a top 5 ranking as favorite drummer. Another frequent Frisell collaborator, Sam Yahel, ranked among the top players in the organ category. Congratulations to all the artists who were recognized as the best in their field by Downbeat readers! now.
Loudon Wainwright III and Bill Frisell Featured on All Star "Rogue's Gallery"
Loudon Wainwright III and Bill Frisell are both featured on Anti Record's two-CD release, "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys." The project, inspired by actor Johnny Depp and film director Gore Verbinski and produced by Hal Willner, is a collection of songs from this lost genre. Loudon contributes his version of the songs "Turkish Revelry" and "Good Ship Venus" while Bill Frisell reinterprets "Spanish Ladies" for the collection. Other artist featured on the album include Bono, Sting, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams and actor John C. Reilly.
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian CD Set for September 12 Release
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter and Paul Motian release their self titled CD on September 12, 2006, on Nonesuch Records. For two days in February 2005, guitarist Bill Frisell joined upright bassist legend Ron Carter, a member of Miles Davis' groundbreaking 60s bands, and drummer Paul Motian, part of the equally-storied Bill Evans Trio, at Avatar Studios in Manhattan to record original compositions from Carter and Frisell, a pair of Thelonious Monk tunes, and a handful of the folk-country-Tin Pan Alley chestnuts that Frisell likes to disassemble and recombine in beautifully abstract form. Catch Bill Frisell on tour in various stage formats throughout 2006 - see tour dates >>
Bill Frisell, Bettye LaVette, Marcia Ball Honored in Downbeat Critics Poll
Bill Frisell has repeated as Best Guitarist in the annual Downbeat Magazine critics poll (Aug 2006). Bill was among the very best in other categories including Best Jazz Artist and Best Jazz Album (for his East/West AND his collaboration with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano "I Have The Room Above Her"). Individual musicians from Bill's various touring bands were also recognized including Jack DeJohnette (#1 Drummer), Jenny Scheinman (#1 Rising Star Violin, Violin), Sam Yahel (#1 Rising Star Organ, Organ, Keyboard), Paul Motian (Drums), Brian Blade (Rising Star Drums, Drums) and Greg Tardy (Rising Star Clarinet). Bill's manager and producer Lee Townsend was also recognized in the Producer and Rising Star Producer categories.
Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette and Marcia Ball were also ranked among the best blues artists. Bettye was recognized in the Best Blues Artist, Best Blues Album and Best Beyond Album for her latest release I've Got My Own Hell To Raise. Marcia was also recognized in the Best Blues Artist and Best Blues Album (Live! Down the Road) categories.
Bill Frisell featured on Paul Simon CD, CD / Tour with Jack DeJohnette
Bill Frisell is featured on Paul Simon's new album Surprise. Produced by Brian Eno, the album includes guest appearances by both Bill Frisell and Herbie Hancock. Bill will also tour this Fall with acclaimed drummer Jack DeJohnette in support of their recent live album The Elephant Sleeps But Still Remembers. Watch for news on other special collaborations and unique touring plans from Bill, coming soon.
Bill Frisell New Live CD "East/West" Out August 9
Bill Frisell's new CD East/West will be released August 9 on Nonesuch Records. The double disc captures two live trio performances with drummer Kenny Wolleson and bassist Tony Scherr at New York's Village Vanguard, as well as a show with Wolleson and bassist Viktor Krauss at Yoshi's in Oakland. Beyond covers of Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," the "West" disc sports such Frisell originals as "Blues for Los Angeles," "Boubacar" and "Pipe Down." "East" contains originals "Ron Carter" and "The Vanguard" alongside covers such as Henry Mancini's "The Days of Wine and Roses," and Johnny Cash's "Tennessee Flat Top Box". The always-busy Frisell who can also be seen on the July cover of Downbeat magazine has tour dates lined up throughout 2005.
Bill Frisell, Mavis Staples and Bettye LaVette Named Among Best CDs of 2005 by Downbeat Magazine
Albums by Rosebud Artists Bill Frisell, Mavis Staples and Bettye LaVette were named in Downbeat Magazine's Best CDs of 2005 list. Bill Frisell, who was also named best guitarist in Downbeat's Readers and Critics Polls, was honored for both East/West and Unspeakable. Mavis Staples made the list with her album Have a Little Faith. Bettye LaVette was honored for her .album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise.
Bill Frisell Wins Best Guitarist Title in Downbeat's Reader's Poll
After topping the 2005 Downbeat Critics Poll as Best Guitarist, Bill Frisell has just won the Downbeat Reader's Poll as Best Guitarist as well. Bill also scored well in rankings for Best Jazz Artist and Jazz Album for his 2005 Grammy award winning Unspeakable CD. Jack DeJohnette, who will collaborate with Bill in the fall of 2006, was named Best Drummer in the poll. Brian Blade and Paul Motian who also collaborate with Bill regularly also both scored top 5 rankings as favorite drummers. Another frequent Frisell collaborator, Sam Yahel, ranked among the top players in both the electric keyboard/synthesizer and organ categories. The same December 2005 issue features Bill pictured with Rolling Stone (and fellow Rosebud artist) Charlie Watts and Stones saxophonist Tim Reis when they caught Bill's show at Boston's Sculler's Jazz Club. Bill will be performing in a variety of formats worldwide throughout 2006.
Bill Frisell Featured in Hit Movie "Walk the Line"
Rosebud artist Bill Frisell's music is featured in the highly acclaimed Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. Bill's song "Ghost Town/Poem for Eva" plays during the movie's closing credits. Also, under the direction of T Bone Burnett, Bill contributed to the original score for Walk the Line, laying down tracks for the different cues and often working from picture.
Bill Frisell and other Rosebud Artists Honored in Downbeat Critics Poll
Bill Frisell was voted Best Guitarist in the annual critics poll in the current issue (Aug 2005) of Downbeat magazine. Bill also ranks in several other categories including Best Jazz Artist, Best Composer, Best Arranger, Best Electric Group and Best Jazz Album for his 2005 Grammy winning CD Unspeakable. Individual musicians from Bill's various touring bands were also recognized as Jenny Scheinman was voted top Rising Star Violin and Sam Yahel was voted top Rising Star Organ. Brian Blade was also acknowledged in both the Best Drums and Rising Star Drums categories with Ron Miles ranking in Rising Star Trumpet.
Rosebud artists Mavis Staples, Bettye LaVette, Charlie Musselwhite, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Duke Robillard also ranked among the best blues artists. Mavis Staples and Bettye LaVette were recognized in the Best Blues Artist and Rising Star Blues Artist categories, respectively. The Best Blues Album category acknowledged Charlie Musselwhite (Sanctuary), Mavis Staples (Have A Little Faith), Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama (There Will Be A Light) and Duke Robillard and Ronnie Earl (The Duke Meets The Earl).
Bill Frisell On Downbeat July Cover, Relix Feature, New CD
Bill Frisell, 2005 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his Nonesuch CD, "Unspeakable", is featured on the July cover of Downbeat magazine. Bill is also profiled in a feature in the June issue of Relix magazine. One of the most sought-after guitar voices in modern music, Frisell's new live CD is due in August with constant touring in his various live formats throughout 2005.
The Rosebud Agency Signs Bill Frisell
The Rosebud Agency is proud to announce the exclusive representation of Bill Frisell in the United States and Australia. One of the most sought-after guitar voices in modern music, Frisell just won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for his Nonesuch CD Unspeakable. Frisell is a revered musician whose breadth of performing styles, formats and recordings is a testament not only to his virtuosity on the guitar, but his musical versatility as a band leader and composer as well.