how to contact
make an offer

Euro availability

packages for
performing arts

company news

Rosebud is music industry's first Solar Powered facility >>

buy CDs via and help music charities >>

Certified Green - The Rosebud Agency has been named among the first San Francisco businesses to become officially certified as a Green business. >>

Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama to Perform at Grammys

Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform on the 47th annual Grammy Awards telecast at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13. Performing with Mavis and the Blind Boys will be multiple-nominee Kanye West and R&B newcomer John Legend. Staples, as a member of The Staple Singers, is also being honored this year with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also received a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Performance for her collaboration with Dr. John on the song "Lay My Burden Down," from Dr. John’s "N’awlinz Dis Dat Or D’udda," and is the featured artist performing "Hard Times Come Again No More" from the album "Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster" which has been nominated for Best Traditional Folk Album. The Blind Boys Of Alabama are nominated for both Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album for their collaboration with Ben Harper on "There Will Be a Light" and for Best Gospel Performance for the title track from that album. Catch Mavis Staples and The Blind Boys of Alabama on tour throughout 2005 -- see tour dates.

¡Cubanismo! Now Exclusively Represented by Rosebud Worldwide

The Rosebud Agency has been proud to represent ¡Cubanismo! in North America for the past seven years and now the group has signed for exclusive booking representation with Rosebud worldwide. Their 1996 debut on Rykodisc/Hannibal, ¡Cubanismo!, was initially intended as an all star recording project but it created demand for the band as a touring entity which helped launch the breakthrough of Cuban music into mainstream America. Taking inspiration from the horn-driven Cuban big-bands of the 1940's and mixing it with a fresh and modern style, ¡Cubanismo! wow audiences worldwide, cementing their reputation as one of the tightest and most dynamic of the island's touring groups. -- see tour dates.

BeauSoleil and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Honored at New Orleans' 2005 Best Of The Beat Awards

Once again, Rosebud artists were honored at offBeat Magazine's Best Of The Beat Awards in New Orleans on January 21, 2005. BeauSoleil extended their rule in the Best Cajun Band category and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band repeated their dominance at last year's ceremony with two more wins in the Brass Band category for Best Band and Best Album for their latest on Ropedope Records, "Funeral For A Friend".

Honors Pour In For Mavis Staples, New CD, Staple Singers

The honors keep pouring in for Mavis Staples' Alligator debut, Have A Little Faith. Her first solo CD in ten years has critics everywhere featuring the CD on their year end "Best Of" lists including Paste Magazine (#14 on Top 20 CDs of 2004) and Mojo Magazine (#19 on Top 40 CDs of 2004). In addition, Mavis was named a Chicagoan of the Year in a major feature piece in the Chicago Tribune and special guests on Dr. John's Grammy nominated, "N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'Udda" which was editors' #1 Blues CD of 2004. One of the two tracks on which Mavis guests, "Lay My Burden Down," (which also features The Dirty Dozen Brass Band), was also nominated for Best Gospel Performance. Mavis can also be seen on the Nov/Dec cover of Living Blues Magazine highlighted with a 12 page feature article, excellent CD review and #1 listing on the Living Blues radio charts for two consecutive months. Rolling Stone also recently included two Staple Singers classics ("I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself") on their list of the Top 500 songs of all time. The Staple Singers will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards ceremony to take place on February 13 in Los Angeles.

Rosebud Signs Daby Touré

The Rosebud Agency is proud to announce the exclusive representation of Daby Touré worldwide, except Europe and Africa. Daby Touré is a rising star in the world music realm and makes his CD debut on Real World Records with the release of Diam (Peace) which combines his strong African roots with singer-songwriter pop fusion. Last summer he won over audiences with his charismatic performances while touring Europe with Peter Gabriel. Billboard raves that Touré, who grew up in Mauritania, Senegal and Paris, "is a rising star" and The BBC proclaims that "his approach is perfect for global music crossover success..." Watch for tour dates to be added to our website in the coming weeks.

BeauSoleil - Live From The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
available 1/25/05 on DVD!

(from ... 30 years into his career, BeauSoleil’s Michael Doucet is Cajun music to most people. The fiddler, singer and songwriter plays dozens of gigs with BeauSoleil every year, gets massive exposure on NPR - including a long-running relationship with A Prairie Home Companion - and has won a GRAMMY for Best Traditional Folk Album. His band, which mixes traditional Cajun music with folk-rock, zydeco, New Orleans jazz, Tex-Mex, country and blues, is just as accomplished. Despite their success as an album act, they are truly in their element on stage. And there’s no better way to experience them live than at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

This DVD, BeauSoleil’s first,captures the band’s electrifying performance at the 2002 JazzFest and is a must-own for fans of Cajun and roots music.

More about Live From The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at >>
Buy Live From The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at >>

Grammys to Honor Staple Singers with Lifetime Achievement Award

The Staple Singers will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards ceremony to take place on February 13 in Los Angeles. Their rich career took them from humble beginnings as a local Gospel quartet through the folk-rock era to the top of the pop charts. The Staple Singers, led by the late Pop Staples with daughters Mavis, Yvonne, Cleotha and son, Pervis, brought message songs to the mainstream with their hit recordings including "Respect Yourself", "I'll Take You There", and "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)". The Staples also appeared in the films, Wattstax and Soul To Soul and worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King as musical pillars of the civil rights movement. Mavis Staples carries on the family tradition as a solo artist currently visible on tour and in the Martin Scorcese film, Lightning In A Bottle. Press Release "Staple Singers to receive the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award" >>

<< previous       next >>