Encore Performance of The Weepies on NPR's Mountain Stage Airing September 23

The Weepies NPR Mountain Stage performance from last November will be rebroadcast on September 23, 2011. The Weepies just completed an all acoustic Coast to Coast US tour - their most successful ever. They're now back home and getting ready to write and record again. Mountain Stage is broadcast on over 170 NPR stations and has been an exceptional supporter of Rosebud artists.

Over the years, the show has featured performances by fellow Rosebud artists The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Charlie Musselwhite, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Bettye LaVette, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Marcia Ball, Duke Robillard, Ruthie Foster and Carrie Rodriguez. To find a station in your area that broadcasts Mountain Stage with local airtimes, click here. The following week you can listen to The Weepies, along with other archived Rosebud artist performances, at Check out all of these artists on a stage near you, please see Tour Dates >>

Trombone Shorty's Whirlwind Week Crowned With For True #1 Debut!

Trombone Shorty's intense work pace has been rewarded with a #1 debut on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. The record, featuring special guests Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Ledisi and Warren Haynes was released on September 13. The CD also debuted in the top 100 (#72) on the Billboard Top Pop CD chart while his Backatown CD continues at #4 on the Contemporary Jazz chart after a full 74 weeks on the chart.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are in the midst of a fast paced tour of Europe after an intense week of work in the US. The high energy band kicked off their For True album release week with a jam packed hometown show at New Orleans' legendary Tipitina's on September 12. The show was webcast live with an onstage introduction by none other than New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Featured guests from the album, joining the band onstage included Ivan and Cyril Neville, Galactic's Ben Ellman (For True and Backatown producer), 5th Ward Weebie and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' older brother and mentor, James Andrews.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue were then off to New York City, where they played a special album release show to a packed house. Just before the show, Troy sat in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The next day, the band traveled to Boston to play two nights with Widespread Panic. In addition to his own band's sets, Troy also sat in with Widespread Panic for a few songs. Next stop was the Indy Jazz Fest in Indianapolis where the band closed the show following George Benson. Early the next morning, the band flew back to New York City to play directly preceding The Dave Matthews Band, with Troy bringing DMB trumpet player Rashawn Ross onstage to join the band.

Immediately following their set, the band headed to the airport to catch a night flight to London where they taped the prestigious Later With Jools Holland TV show prior to a series of TV, Radio and live concerts in the UK, Germany, France and Spain before starting a full scale U.S. Tour in October. For more info, please see Tour Dates >>

Meshell Ndegeocello's Weather - Out November 8th

Meshell Ndegeocello is set to release her new CD, Weather, on November 8th. Her ninth album in 20 years, Weather expands upon Meshell's eclectic and iconic style with an album of intimate songwriting. Produced by Grammy-winner Joe Henry (Aimee Mann, Solomon Burke, Ani DiFranco), Weather finds Meshell experimenting with sparse, orchestral melodies paired with thoughtful lyrics, all performed by a band of fearsome musicians. The album also features all-star collaborations with the likes of Chris Connelly (ex-Revolting Cocks, Ministry), Benji Hughes, and Joe Henry. Download, listen and share Weather's latest track "Dirty World" here.


Meshell Ndegeocello is a 10 time Grammy nominee who spent the last twenty years forging a unique career that's as distinct as it is critically celebrated. One of the first artists signed to Madonna's Maverick Records, and the first woman ever featured on the cover of Bass Player magazine (Nov. 2007), Meshell has performed and recorded with the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Santana, John Mellencamp, Joan Osbourne, Alanis Morrisette, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Indigo Girls, Tony Allen, John Medeski, Billy Preston, and Chaka Khan among others.

Catch Meshell performing live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>

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