Loudon Wainwright III To Co - Star In New Fox/Dreamworks TV Series
Loudon Wainwright III is about to begin filming his co-starring role in a yet to be titled Fox / Dreamworks TV series. Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks, The Larry Sanders Show) has signed Loudon along with Freaks' Seth Rogan, as well as Charlie Hunnam (Queer As Folk), Carla Gallo (The 24-Hour Woman), Jay Baruchel (Almost Famous) and Timm Sharp. Monica Keena (Dawson's Creek) will also star in the half-hour show.
Rosebud Founder Mike Kappus Featured In Pollstar Executive Profile
Rosebud founder Mike Kappus is featured in a four page Executive Profile in the just released 2000 - 2001 edition of Pollstar's Agency Rosters. Kappus' career is profiled from his start in Northern Wisconsin in 1970, through the founding of The Rosebud Agency in 1976 to the current makeup and future plans for the company in 2001, Rosebud's 25th anniversary year.
Duke Robillard's Non - Stop Year 2000
Duke Robillard's versatility has put him in great demand as we begin the new millennium. Duke and his band have been tapped as the core band for the new W.C Handy All Stars touring aggregation. Duke won the W. C. Handy Award earlier this year for Best Blues Guitarist. He and his band were also nominated for Blues Band of The Year. As a bandleader he has been busy touring the country in support of his Shanachie release, Explorer, but there's much more.
Earlier this year Duke co-starred on new CDs including Conversations In Swing Guitar, the historic instrumental sessions with Duke and Herb Ellis as well as the last recording by the late Jimmy Witherspoon with The Duke Robillard Band. Duke also produced and performed, with his band and special guest Carey Bell, on the latest release from Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Reservation Blues.
Duke also produced and played with his band on the just released Memphis Tennessee CD, the comeback album from Rosco Gordon. Duke also contributed to six tracks on the new compilation, Stony Plain's Christmas Blues. Duke's opening instrumental, Duke's Christmas, is followed by tracks by Maria Muldaur, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Rosco Gordon and Billy Boy Arnold, each of which Duke either produced and/or performs on.
In addition, Duke produced and played on Stony Plain releases scheduled for 2001 by Billy Boy Arnold, Jay McShann (Duke's third with Jay) and a follow-up to his recording with Herb Ellis. And in his "free time", Duke moonlights as one of the featured players in the New Guitar Summit along with Jay Geils and Gerry Beaudoin.