Rosebud Signs The Bad Plus for Exclusive Worldwide Representation
We are proud to announce that The Bad Plus, comprised of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King, have signed with The Rosebud Agency for exclusive worldwide booking representation. The Bad Plus are three post-modern jazz iconoclasts who combine keen wit, dynamic musical contrasts, and an original sensibility in what's been called "the loudest piano trio ever." Their major label debut on Columbia Records entitled "These Are The Vistas" has received rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly ("What's Rocking Our World feature"), Rolling Stone ("4 stars"), JazzTimes ("one of the most important jazz albums to appear in more than a decade"), Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Billboard and Newsweek, among many others. Catch The Bad Plus on tour throughout 2003 -- see tour dates.
The Blind Boys of Alabama Inducted Into Gospel Music Hall of Fame
The Blind Boys of Alabama were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame in a ceremony held April 10 at the 34th annual Dove Awards. They also received the Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year for their latest release "Higher Ground". The ceremony was carried live on more than 60 radio stations nationwide and featured performances by The Blind Boys of Alabama, Amy Grant with Vince Gill, Sixpence None the Richer and Cece Winans, among others. The Trinity Broadcast Network will re-broadcast the show on April 25 and April 26. Please check your local listings for broadcast times.
Rosebud Founder, Mike Kappus, Recognized As Humanitarian At Celebrate A Legend Event
Rosebud founder, Mike Kappus, was recognized with an award as a humanitarian by Congresswoman Barbara Lee at the Celebrate A Legend event on April 11, 2003. Other award winners honored at the event included long time Rosebud client, the late John Lee Hooker, Fantasy Records owner Saul Zaentz, jazz legend, Jimmy McGriff, blues great Gatemouth Brown, blues artist and author of the B.B. King hit, The Thrill Is Gone Jimmy McCracklin, lap steel virtuoso, Sonny Rhodes, Zydeco royalty, Queen Ida, and New Orleans Legend, Eddie Bo, among others.
Charlie Musselwhite Honored by The Blues Foundation and Chicago Blues Festival
Charlie Musselwhite has been selected as the 2003 recipient of The Howlin' Wolf Award by The Blues Foundation and the producers of The Chicago Blues Festival. The annual Howlin' Wolf Award celebrates the migration of the Blues out of the Delta to Chicago and is named in honor of the late Blues Pioneer, the legendary Howlin' Wolf. The award presentation will take place on the bandshell stage immediately following Charlie's performance at the Chicago Blues Festival on May 30. Past award recipients include Sam Phillips, Rufus Thomas and Son Seals, among others.
Mavis Staples and Bob Dylan Duet on Rolling Stone's Hot List
Rolling Stone editors selected Mavis Staples & Bob Dylan's "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for their Hot List in the May 1, 2003 issue. The Hot List is Rolling Stone editors' favorite albums, singles and videos featured in each issue. Rolling Stone noted "Dylan and the gospel queen duet and trade jokes on a front-porch remake of the 1979 track" and called the song "the highlight of the new Gotta Serve Somebody Dylan gospel tribute". Look for Mavis performing at festivals across the country in 2003 - see tour dates.
Marcia Balls "So Many Rivers" to be released April 22
Marcia Balls new CD So Many Rivers will be released on April 22. The CD is the much anticipated follow-up to "Presumed Innocent", the 2001 WC Handy Award winner for "Blues Album of the Year" and the best selling CD of Marcias career. On the new CD Marcia mixes her energetic brand of New Orleans piano boogie with Texas Roadhouse Blues and R&B. The new CD is the 10th of Marcias career and second consecutive for Alligator Records. Look for Marcia Ball on tour throughout 2003 see tour dates.
Kaki Kings debut "Everybody Loves You" to be released April 22
Kaki Kings debut CD Everybody Loves You will be released on April 22 by The Velour Music Group (Red/Sony), the company that launched Soulive. The LA Weekly says the album is "one of the most astounding pleasures in recent memory". Kaki is a self-taught guitarist with an aggressive, individual style that includes thumping basslines and tapping melodies. Look for Kaki King on tour throughout 2003 see tour dates.