Rosebud Artists Honored on Amazon's Best Music of 2007"
December 2007, Rosebud News has released their annual picks for Best Music of the Year and Rosebud artists Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples, John Hammond, Loudon Wainwright III and Bill Frisell are among those honored. Bettye LaVette's The Scene of the Crime was recognized as the #2 CD of the year in the R&B category, while Mavis Staples' We'll Never Turn Back (produced by Ry Cooder) was selected as the #5 CD of the year in the Gospel category. Mavis also makes an appearance with her family The Staple Singers on the #3 R&B CD of the Year The Stax 50th Anniversary Collection, which also features songs by Rosebud artist Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & the MG's). Loudon Wainwright III's Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up was named the fifth Best Soundtrack of the year. And John Hammond's Push Comes To Shove and Richard Thompson's Sweet Warrior (Rosebud is booking Richard's 1000 Years Of Popular Music tour) made the Top Ten lists in the Blues and Folk categories, respectively. Bill Frisell's studio project Floratone (featuring Lee Townsend, Matt Chamberlain and Tucker Martine) was named the #5 Jazz CD of the year.

Congratulations to all. To purchase the CDs and help support Music In Schools Today at no extra cost, please click here. Best Music of the Year 2007 >>

Rosebud Artists Score In Downbeat Critics Poll
July 2007, Rosebud News

Bill Frisell was named Best Guitarist for the fourth year in a row (and seventh in 10 years) in Downbeat's Critics Poll. Several frequent Frisell collaborators were also honored: Sam Yahel was on top in the Rising Star Organ category and Jenny Scheinman was named #1 Rising Star Violin, while producer (and Frisell manager) Lee Townsend, drummers Brian Blade and Joey Baron, and violinist Eyvind Kang were among the honorees in their respective categories.

Bettye LaVette and Charlie Musselwhite both placed in the top 10 for Blues Artist/Group, and Tommy Castro was among the Rising Star Blues Artist/Group honorees. The Blues Album category included JJ Cale & Eric Clapton’s "The Road To Escondido" as well as Musselwhite’s "Delta Hardware". Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint’s "The River In Reverse" and Richard Thompson’s "The Life And Music Of Richard Thompson" were honored in the Beyond Album category.

Congratulations to all the honorees!

Rosebud Signs Richard Thompson's 1000 Years of Popular Music
November 2006, Rosebud News >>

The Rosebud Agency is proud to announce the signing of Richard Thompson's "1000 Years of Popular Music" for booking representation for performing arts in North America.  In the show Richard Thompson, the iconic British folk-rock legend, has been known to include "Summer is Icumen In", the oldest known song in the English language, and continue through time from madrigals, ballads, sea shanties, British Music Hall, Broadway tunes, garage rock and even today's top pop hits. Rolling Stone says "this show proves two things: Richard Thompson can play anything, from thirteenth-century rounds and minersí ballads to Squeeze and Abba; and he can make anything rock." We are proud to be working with Thompson and are actively booking this show for performing arts centers in 07/08 now.