The Rosebud Agency
650 Delancey Street
Suite 309
San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone: 415-386-3456

For JJ Cale related info

Rosebud Artists over the years

Mike Kappus credits

Rosebud website archive

Some of the organizations we support

The Rosebud Agency ceased booking activities as of January 2014 but we're still working on ongoing and special projects.

We're still consulting on music related business for the estate of the late Captain Beefheart and the estate of the late JJ Cale.

We're currently involved in coordinating a new JJ Cale album of previously unreleased songs, which will be released in 2019. More details coming soon.

Mike Kappus has been involved in John Lee Hooker's 100th birthday celebrations supplying memorabilia to the "John Lee Hooker: King of the Boogie" exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Kappus has also contributed supplementary liner notes to the new Craft Recordings 100 song box set, John Lee Hooker – King of The Boogie. This, in addition to collaboration with a documentary film crew for a feature on Hooker for airing, initially on the BBC, in 2018.

We're also very busy sorting and documenting materials from our 40 year history (including 45,000 contracts alone) for archiving at the Southern Folklife Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Mike Kappus has recently been named an Independent Board Director for the Jonathan Logan Family Foundation as well as joining the board of directors for the Arhoolie Foundation.

Thanks to the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame Museum for hosting the exhibit on our work entitled "Mike Kappus and The Rosebud Agency: 45+ Years Sharing the Music" which was on display from May 10, 2017 through March 2018. Parts of the exhibit moved on to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles as part of their recent exhibit on John Lee Hooker and there are plans in the works for further displays of the exhibit to be confirmed.

Thanks as always to all our collaborators since 1976, with special appreciation for our intentionally short list of Rosebud artists who, during their time with Rosebud, earned:

  • 116 Grammy nominations and 28 Grammy wins
  • 9 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions
  • 7 Grammy Lifetime Achievement or Trustee Awards
  • 20 Blues Hall of Fame inductions (plus a 2014 induction for Rosebud Founder, Mike Kappus) and for an unprecedented 4 Blues Foundation awards for Manager / Agency of the year
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A sincere THANK YOU to all the presenters, managers, agents, record labels, media, Rosebud staff and all those associated with The Rosebud Agency over the years.

And a very special thanks to the select group of artists we have represented including:

Johnny A. Luther Allison Mose Allison Antibalas Brian Auger The Bad Plus Marcia Ball BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Elvin Bishop Rubén Blades The Blind Boys of Alabama Michael Bloomfield Blues Hall of Fame Tour Anthony Braxton Charles Brown Pieta Brown Ruth Brown T Bone Burnett JJ Cale Captain Beefheart Tommy Castro Jon Cleary Albert Collins Paolo Conte Ry Cooder Larry Coryell James Cotton Robert Cray Ron Crick ¡Cubanismo! Geno Delafose The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Willie Dixon Dr. John Ellis/Liebman Band Mimi Fariña Fiddlers 4 Ruthie Foster Bill Frisell Davíd Garza The Gospel at Colonus Great Guitars: Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd and Barney Kessel The Jan Hammer/Tony Williams Group John Hammond Ben Harper Eddie Harris Eddie Henderson John Hiatt John Lee Hooker Cornell Hurd & His Mondo Hotpants Orchestra Booker T. / Booker T. & The MG's Kaki King Femi Kuti Peter Lang Jim Lauderdale Bettye LaVette Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue Adrian Legg David Lindley Ivan Lins Latin Playboys Los Lobos Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers John Lurie John Mayall Lonnie Mack Pedrito Martinez Coco Montoya Charlie Musselwhite Meshell Ndegeocello Tracy Nelson The Neville Brothers Newport Jazz Millennium Celebration The Nighthawks NRBQ Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Duke Robillard Tabu Ley Rochereau Carrie Rodriguez Roy Rogers The Savoy Doucet Cajun Band Steve Seskin Ben Sidran Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars The Skip Castro Band Solas James Lee Stanley Staple Singers Mavis Staples Pops Staples The Stone Foxes Bill Summers Howard Tate Irma Thomas George Thorogood & The Destroyers Daby Touré Allen Toussaint Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Loudon Wainwright III Muddy Waters Charlie Watts Wavy Gravy The Weepies Tony Williams Zap Mama

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9 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions
2015 - Elvin Bishop as original member of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
2011 - Dr. John
1999 - The Staple Singers
1998 - Allen Toussaint
1994 - Willie Dixon
1993 - Ruth Brown
1992 - Booker T. & the MG's
1991 - John Lee Hooker
1987 - Muddy Waters

7 Grammy Lifetime Achievement or Trustee Awards
2016 - Ruth Brown
2009 - The Blind Boys of Alabama
2009 - Allen Toussaint (Trustee Award)
2007 - Booker T. and the MG's
2005 - The Staple Singers
2000 - John Lee Hooker
1992 - Muddy Waters

20 Blues Hall of Fame inductions (plus a 2014 induction for Rosebud Founder, Mike Kappus) and for an unprecedented 4 Blues Foundation awards for Manager / Agency of the year
2018 - Pops Staples
2017 - Mavis Staples
2016 - Elvin Bishop
2016 - John Mayall
2012 - Allen Toussaint
2012 - Michael Bloomfield
2011 - Robert Cray
2011 - John Hammond
2010 - Charlie Musselwhite
2009 - Irma Thomas
2007 - Dr. John
2006 - James Cotton
2002 - Ruth Brown
1998 - Luther Allison
1996 - Charles Brown
1991 - Sunnyland Slim
1986 - Albert Collins
1980 - Willie Dixon
1980 - Muddy Waters
1980 - John Lee Hooker