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Loudon Wainwright III returns to Conan O'Brien Friday September 1st

Loudon Wainwright III returns to Conan O'Brien Friday September 1st. Actually this is a re-run of Loudon's performance earlier this year on Conan O'Brien. Loudon performs his new as yet to be recorded song, The Last Man on Earth.

John Lee Hooker Feature on CNN's Newsstand September 5

John Lee Hooker will be featured on CNN's Newsstand on September 5. B B King, Ben Harper, John Lee Hooker, and Robert Cray are interviewed and vintage as well as recent footage of John Lee performances and videos will be shown. The program airs at 10:00 pm on the East Coast and 7:00 Pacific and the show will repeat three hours following it's first airing.

Rosebud Debuts The W C Handy All Stars

The Rosebud Agency, in cooperation with The Blues Foundation, has developed a new touring entity titled The W C Handy All Stars. The W C Handy All Stars celebrate the vitality of the blues / soul scene by showcasing artists who have been chosen by their peers and fans as the best in their genre. The initial tour brings legends Little Milton, Johnnie Johnson, Charlie Musselwhite, Duke Robillard, Joe Louis Walker, and Trudy Lynn to four Northeast cities in November, 2000. A portion of the proceeds from each tour will go to The Handys Artists Relief Trust (The HART Fund), a new fund established to aid blues artists in need.

Ruth Brown Update

Ruth Brown has had to cancel a number of recent shows but is looking forward to hitting the road again soon. Ruth is on the mend and eager to start singing again but still needs a bit more time to recuperate before resuming her schedule.

¡Cubanismo!'s new CD, Mardi Gras Mambo Out August 22

¡Cubanismo!'s new CD, Mardi Gras Mambo, is out August 22 on Hannibal Records and was just featured in a CMJ cover story. Produced by Joe Boyd, the record joins Cuba's finest with some of their counterparts in New Orleans for a unique cross cultural celebration. For more details see Mardi Gras Mambo and watch for ¡Cubanismo! as they tour the US from early September through early November.

Rosebud Turns 24

The Rosebud Agency turned 24 in August of 2000. As we begin our 25th year, we'd like to thank all of the staff, artists, and talent buyers worldwide for all their support over the past 24 years. We have appreciated the opportunity to work with so many artists of such depth and integrity. In the midst of an industry that frequently focuses on the latest trends, these artists have remained true to their music and have been rewarded with Grammy Awards, gold records, lifetime achievement awards, and inductions into the Rock and Roll and other Halls of Fame. Again, we feel blessed and thank our current and previous staff members who have been so important in the success of this company. We thank the buyers for their support of these artists. And most of all, we thank the artists, current and past, who have entrusted us with this area of their career and who make the music that inspires all of us in the first place.

Marcia Ball Signs to Rosebud for World Wide Booking Representation

Singer, songwriter and keyboardist, Marcia Ball has just signed to The Rosebud Agency for worldwide booking representation. Marcia is a Grammy nominee and Handy Award winner who has performed her mix of roadhouse rock, jump-blues, second line syncopation (a la Professor Longhair, one of Ball's idols), R&B, deep soul, and ballads on some of the world's most prestigious stages including a performance last year at The White House.

Ivan Lins New CD, Carnegie Hall Tribute

Legendary Brazilian Jazz and Pop artist, Ivan Lins, will be honored this Fall with a tribute at Carnegie Hall on October 25. The event celebrates Ivan's music, as does the late September release of a new all star CD entitled, A Love Affair, featuring his music as performed by Ivan himself and some of his very notable admirers. The Carnegie Hall show comes toward the end of Ivan's US tour as part of our special touring package, Brazil Night. Artists taking part in the CD and/or Tribute concert include Vanessa Williams, Sting, Grover Washington Jr. (in his last recording), Dave Koz, Brenda Russell, Joe Sample, Leila Pinheiro, Ed Motta, and Chaka Khan. Watch for more details as they are confirmed.

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