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JJ Cale Adds First Live Shows In Over Five Years

JJ Cale has set tour dates for the first time in over five years. The new dates are solo performances but watch for special guests to show up on a regular basis. More dates are being added regularly so watch for Cale to cover much of the US before the summer is over.

The Rosebud Agency Welcomes Johnny A

The Rosebud Agency is proud to announce exclusive agency representation for Johnny A. Johnny's "Sometime Tuesday Morning" CD on Steve Vai's Favored Nations label has spawned the AAA hit, "Oh Yeah", the most successful instrumental track in the history of the AAA radio format.

Rosebud Congratulates our 2002 W. C. Handy Award Nominees.
Marcia Ball tops all contenders with 5 W. C. Handy Awards Nominations. John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite and Duke Robillard also score Handy nominations

Marcia Ball's Handy nominations include nods for Blues Entertainer of the Year, Contemporary Blues-Female Artist of the Year, and Blues Instrumentalist - Keyboards as well as Contemporary Blues Album of the Year and Blues Album of the Year for her Presumed Innocent CD.

John Hammond, whose Tom Waits produced Wicked Grin CD has been collecting accolades all year, hauls in three nominations including Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, Blues Album of the Year, and Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year.

Duke Robillard who was named #1 Blues Guitarist in 2000 and 2001 returns once again as a nominee in the same category in 2002. Charlie Musselwhite, already a ten time W. C. Handy Award winner, brings in yet another nomination for Blues Instrumentalist - Harmonica. Charlie's song, "Charlie's Old Highway 51 Blues", also got a nod for Blues Song of the Year.

Rosebud Artist, the late Muddy Waters, was also honored in the Historical Blues Album of the Year category for his Fathers and Sons album.

The Blind Boys of Alabama Triumphs Continue To Pour In - NAACP Image Award Nomination, Grammy Nomination, Featured Collaborations, More Top 10 placings and Award Nominations

The Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Clarence Fountain continue to gain impressive fans, in particular for their Spirit of The Century CD. The group has just been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Gospel Artist - Traditional - this on the heels of their Grammy nomination. Year End Top 10 placements continue to pour in including topping the list at the Washington Post as well as being #1 Customer's Pick for gospel on and being named named an album of the Year by Wanderlust magazine(UK). Other award nominations include: the Virgin Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement, Best of 2001 Editor's Pick on, and BBC3 Awards (UK). Watch for some very special collaborations to be released in 2002 including projects with Lou Reed - on his upcoming album, Poetry, with Ibrahim Ferrer - on his upcoming album produced by Ry Cooder, as well as on Peter Gabriel's upcoming album and a track with Robert Plant for a movie soundtrack! In the meantime, The Blind Boys with The Spirit Band (including Charlie Musselwhite, David Lindley, John Hammond as well as Danny Thompson and Michael Jerome from Richard Thompson's band) just performed a series of shows on the West Coast to sold out ecstatic houses at The Fillmore and UCLA's Royce Hall among others.

Loudon Wainwright III On Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn January 14 & More

Watch for Loudon Wainwright III on the Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn on Monday January 14. Loudon will be performing "Living Alone" from his current CD, Last Man On Earth. Watch for a feature segment on Loudon and Leonard Cohen later this month on CBS News Sunday Morning. Conan O'Brien will also re-run their show with Loudon as guest on February 25. And on March 3 Bravo will air Broadway's Best with Loudon featured performing two songs amidst an all star cast.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Medicated Magic Due April 23

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Medicated Magic CD is due out on Ropeadope Records on April 23. The CD features guest artists Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Olu Dara, Robert Randolph, Nora Jones, and DJ Logic. The project was produced by Craig Street who has worked with Lucinda Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Madonna, Joe Henry and more. Watch for The Dozen on tour in the meantime.

The Robert Cray Band's "No One Special" Video In Moondance Film Festival

The Robert Cray Band's "No One Special" video is one of only two music videos to be featured at the upcoming Moondance Film Festival, January 25-27, 2002 in Boulder, CO. Produced and directed by Susan Turner Cray, the video has seen significant play in the US and overseas. The song, "No One Special" is featured on the latest Robert Cray Band CD, Shoulda Been Home.

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Grammy Nomination for The Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Clarence Fountain

The Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Clarence Fountain were nominated in the Best Traditional Soul category for their acclaimed Spirit of the Century CD. The Spirit of the Century Band also includes Rosebud artists John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite and David Lindley, as well as Richard Thompson rhythm section Danny Thompson and Michael Jerome.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Score 9th Grammy Nomination

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet have been nominated in the Traditional Folk category for their Looking Back Tomorrow: BeauSoleil Live! CD. This is the group's 9th nomination; their L'Amour Ou La Folie CD won the Grammy for Traditional Folk in 1998.

Loudon Wainwright III and John Hammond on Grammy Nominated Washington Square Memoirs

Loudon Wainwright III and John Hammond are both featured on the Grammy Nominated Washington Square Memoirs Box Set in the Best Historical Album Category. John Hammond is featured performing "Drop Down Mama". Loudon Wainwright III is featured performing his original song, "School Days".

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