DECEMBER 2013: Rosebud Artists Score 8+ Grammy Nominations!

..Charlie Watts scored with the Rolling Stones' three nominations in the Best Rock Song, Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, and in the Best Historical Album category for Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965.

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NOVEMBER 2013: Rosebud Artists Place High In DownBeat Readers Poll, Trombone Shorty Wins Best Trombonist, Bill Frisell #2 Best Guitarist

Ten Rosebud artists were ranked among the best musicians in the 78th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll (December 2013 Issue). Trombone Shorty won the Trombone category outright for the second year in a row, and he and his band, Orleans Avenue, placed in the top artists ranked for the Jazz Group category. Bill Frisell came in second in the Guitarist category (he won the category overall in the recent Downbeat critics poll for the fifth consecutive year and twelfth time in the past sixteen years!) and placed high in three additional categories: Jazz Artist, Composer, and Jazz Album of the Year (for Big Sur). Also scoring high in a variety of categories this year were some of Bill's recent collaborators including John Zorn, Gary Peacock, Kenny Wollesen, Brian Blade, Joey Baron, Eyvind Kang, Jenny Scheinman, Jason Moran, Charles Lloyd and Lee Konitz.

Multiple Rosebud artists took prominent spots in the Blues Artist or Group category, with Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball and Duke Robillard as top contenders this year. Charlie also ranked in the top ten in the Blues Album category for Get Up!, his recent collaboration with Ben Harper. Also scoring in the Blues Album category was Jon Cleary for his album, Occapella, a collection of songs written by Rosebud artist Allen Toussaint. Toussaint himself was named in the Best Arranger category for the fourth consecutive year.

Meshell Ndegeocello was ranked in the Beyond Artist or Group category for the second year in a row as well as in the Electric Bass category, along with Robert Glasper Experiment bassist, Derrick Hodge, who Meshell appeared with on Glasper's album, Black Radio (2012).

Muddy Waters, a Rosebud artist until his passing, was ranked twice among the readers' top choices in the Historical Album of the Year category for his own album, You Shook Me: The Chess Masters, Vol. 3, 1958 To 1963, and for his collaboration with The Rolling Stones, Live At The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981, which also features Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who Rosebud represents for his rare jazz performances.

Congratulations to all the artists. To Catch Them Perform Live On Stage, See Tour Dates >>

JUNE 2013: Rosebud Artists Nominated For Thirteen 2013 Living Blues Awards - Vote Now

Rosebud artists have been honored with an impressive total of thirteen nominations for the 2013 Living Blues Awards presented by Living Blues Magazine.

Marcia Ball and Charlie Musselwhite were each nominated for awards for Blues Artist of the Year and Most Outstanding Musician (for their respective instruments). Marcia has won both of these categories three times since 2009 with additional wins for Most Outstanding Musician in 2007 and 2008, and Charlie has won the Most Outstanding Musician category a total of nine times.

Also nominated for Most Outstanding Musician this year were Jon Cleary, Duke Robillard, and James Cotton for keyboard, guitar, and harmonica, respectively, while Mavis Staples was nominated for Most Outstanding Blues Singer.

Ruthie Foster scored two nominations for Blues Artist of the Year (her third year in a row) and for Best Blues Album of 2012 for her 2013 Grammy-nominated album, Let It Burn. Bettye LaVette garnered a nomination in the Best Blues Book of 2012 category for her tell-all, unapologetic biography with David Ritz, A Woman Like Me.

Elvin Bishop was nominated for Best Blues DVD of 2012 for That's My Thing, and Muddy Waters, a Rosebud artist until his passing, was nominated in the same category for his collaboration with The Rolling Stones, Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981. Live at the Checkerboard Lounge 1981 also features Stones drummer Charlie Watts who Rosebud represents for his rare jazz performances.

Voting is now open to the public until July 15, 2013. Please vote at

Congrats to all of the nominees!

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APRIL 2013: The Rolling Stones Announce "50 And Counting" North American Tour Dates

Charlie Watts (who The Rosebud Agency represents for his Jazz projects) and the rest of The Rolling Stones have announced the tour dates for their "50 And Counting" North American Tour. The tour, beginning May 5, will move west to east across North America, leading up to their anticipated June 29 Glastonbury Festival and July 6 Hyde Park plays in the U.K. More dates will likely be revealed in the coming weeks as currently only nine of the confirmed eighteen dates promoted by AEG Live have been announced.

The Stones have also released two videos announcing the tour. One of the videos features interviews with each of The Stones about getting back on the road and depicts Keith Richards saying "it's very easy to restart," Ronnie Wood saying "all the magic comes back when we do get together" and Watts adding that it "feel's like yesterday [that they were on the road]." The other video features The Stones in a group Skype chat gearing up for the tour.

For more info and to check out both videos, please visit: Rolling Stones Announce '50 and Counting' North American Tour

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There are no current touring plans for Charlie Watts' Jazz Projects.

JULY 2012: The A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie's New Live CD, Jimmy Fallon Show, Rare New York Dates

The A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie just released their new live CD and made a rare trip to New York to celebrate and promote the record. First off was a special performance at Lincoln Center on June 28 as part of the Center's Midsummer Night Swing Series. An evening honoring the traditions of jazz and boogie woogie, it was the band's only US outdoor performance and it featured material from their new self-titled CD which was released on June 25 (Eagle Records). The new CD, Live in Paris, was recorded live during the band's 2010 residency at the Duc Des Lombard's Jazz Club in Paris and includes a mix of originals, improvisations and blues and boogie woogie standards.

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The band also appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as special musical guests in addition to performing a four night residency at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Future dates for The A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie will likely be even rarer as Mr. Watts heeds the call of his day job as he and his band mates will celebrate their 50th year together with a number of commemorative projects.

To watch the full episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon featuring The A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, view here >>

APRIL 2011: The A B C and D of Boogie Woogie's Ben Waters' New Album - Boogie 4 Stu - Features Band Mate Charlie Watts Along With Fellow Rolling Stones Jagger, Richards, Wood and Wyman

Ben Waters, who plays piano with Charlie Watts in The A B C and D of Boogie Woogie, has released a tribute album to Ian Stewart titled Boogie 4 Stu, which features Charlie on drums. Charlie's band mates from his other project also contribute to the album, with one track featuring Ben and Charlie, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman for a cover of Bob Dylan's "Watchin' The River Flow." Other tracks on the CD feature Charlie, Keith, Ronnie and Bill.

Ian Stewart was an original member of the Rolling Stones and despite being removed from the official lineup in 1963 by then manager Andrew Loog Oldham, he performed on every Stones studio album from 1964 to 1985 (with the exception of Beggars Banquet) and also road managed the band in the early years. Charlie Watts said, "It's a privilege to be involved. Ian was a founder of the Stones and was always a friend and champion of us. When Stu said something was so, it was. He still has an influence on us all." Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Stewart's death, proceeds from the album (released April 11 in the UK and April 19 in North America) go to the British Heart Foundation. Also contributing to the album are Dave Green of The A B C and D of Boogie Woogie, Jools Holland, PJ Harvey and Ian Stewart himself, from a performance at the Montreaux Jazz Festival with his group Rocket 88 (in which Charlie was also a member).

March 2011 saw two shows in London to celebrate the album. The The A B C and D of Boogie Woogie were joined onstage at these performances by Wyman, Wood and former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, among others. Stay tuned for news of upcoming shows for The A B C and D of Boogie Woogie featuring Axel Zwingenberger, Ben Waters, Charlie Watts and Dave Green, please see Tour Dates >>

JANUARY 2010: Rosebud Artists Recognized In Village Voice 2009 Pazz & Jop Poll

Six albums and three singles released by Rosebud artists last year are recognized in the Village Voice 2009 Pazz & Jop Poll, which calculated 697 music critics' votes for the most important music of the year.

Listed among the year's top albums are:
Allen Toussaint, The Bright Mississippi
Loudon Wainwright III, High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
Meshell Ndegeocello, Devil's Halo
Booker T., Potato Hole
Bill Frisell, Disfarmer
Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet, Alligator Purse

Listed among the year's top singles are:
Booker T., "Hey Ya" & "Space City"
Meshell Ndegeocello, "Mass Transit"

In addition, two Rosebud artists were featured band members on two albums and one single of recognition: Jon Cleary (John Scofield's Piety Street) and Jim Lauderdale (Elvis Costello's Secret, Profane & Sugarcane and the song "Sulphur to Sugarcane"). Also of note are recognition for releases by Rosebud artist Charlie Watts' other band (The Rolling Stones, Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out reissue) and Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Live at Madison Square Garden, which features three songs penned by JJ Cale.

Congratulations to all! Catch these artists live, please see Tour Dates >>