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Certified Green - The Rosebud Agency has been named among the first San Francisco businesses to become officially certified as a Green business. >>

Rosebud Artists Featured In Radio City "Salute To The Blues" Concert

Rosebud artists Robert Cray, Mavis Staples, Ruth Brown and John Hammond join Bonnie Raitt, B. B. King, Aerosmith and many more in a "Salute to the Blues" concert February 7 at Radio City Music Hall. The concert will be filmed for theatrical distribution, and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Segments of the concert will also be a part of Martin Scorsese’s "The Blues", a seven-part series of personal and impressionistic films viewed through the lens of seven world-famous directors who share a passion for blues music. "The Blues" airs nationally on PBS in Fall 2003. Salute to the Blues >>

Adrian Legg’s "Guitar Bones" Released On January 28th, 2003

Adrian Legg’s 8th CD, "Guitar Bones" is out January 28, 2003 to be followed by touring throughout the year – see tour dates. Guitar One magazine, in reviewing the CD states that "Englishman Legg serves up more dazzling diversity on acoustic for his debut on Steve Vai's label (Favored Nations Acoustic)". It’s been three years since Adrian’s last release and "Guitar Bones" returns to the raw fingerstyle guitar playing that has won him a series of awards as Best Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist.

David Lindley’s New Studio Album "Twango Bango III" Available Now

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley and ace drummer Wally Ingram have just released a new studio album entitled "Twango Bango III", David’s third in a series with Wally. The album features new songs by David and Ry Cooder, as well as guest vocal appearances from Rosanne Lindley (David's daughter) & Jorge Calderon (formerly with El Rayo X and Ry Cooder). The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, TN gave the album 4 stars and calls the release "a showcase at once funky, gritty, uncompromising and largely brilliant." You can order the CD at and you can catch David and Wally and their outrageous polyester outfits, outlandish humor, and world class musicianship on tour throughout 2003 – see tour dates.

Bettye Lavette Signs To The Rosebud Agency

Bettye Lavette has just signed to The Rosebud Agency for exclusive booking representation. Acclaimed by those in the know as the greatest unrecognized soul singer of the past forty years, Bettye’s new CD, "A Woman Like Me", has just been released on the San Francisco-based indie, Blues Express. A former Atlantic Records and Motown artist as well as being an Obie Award winner and Broadway performer, Bettye is both a soul legend and a dynamic artist of today. With a new CD, new band, new music director and powerful new show look for Bettye Lavette to also make a lot of new fans on tour in 2003.

Rosebud Artists Chalk Up 8 W.C. Handy Blues Award Nominations - Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, John Hammond and Duke Robillard named

Rosebud artists once again made an impressive showing in the 2003 W. C. Handy Blues Award nominations.

Charlie Musselwhite scored four nominations for this year's awards as his latest CD, One Night In America, was picked in nominations for Blues Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Charlie was also acknowledged with nominations for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and his perennial nomination for Blues Instrumentalist - Harmonica.

Marcia Ball, last year’s most nominated artist and 2002 winner for Blues Album of the year, had no new CD this year but she is nominated for Contemporary Blues - Female Artist of the Year as well as Blues Instrumentalist - Keyboards.

John Hammond is once again nominated for Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year - the category he won again last year.

And guitar virtuoso, Duke Robillard is nominated once again for Blues Instrumentalist - Guitar. Duke won this award in 2000 and 2001 and was nominated last year as well.

In addition to the above, Otis Taylor, who joins Rosebud artists John Hammond and Charlie Musselwhite (as well as Eric Bibb) on this year's W.C. Handy All Stars tour, snagged nominations for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year and Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year.

The W.C. Handy award ceremonies will take place in Memphis on May 22, 2003.

Rosebud's, Mike Kappus, Named Manager / Agent Of the Year By Blues Foundation For Unprecedented Fourth Time

Rosebud founder, Mike Kappus, has just been named Manager / Agent of the year by the Blues Foundation. The Blues Foundation honors recipients in various categories with a Keeping The Blues Alive (KBA) award to be presented on February 2 in Memphis, TN. Kappus is the only repeat winner of the award, this being the fourth time he has been honored by the foundation in this category since 1986. Kappus has been recognized for his work with many of the most important names in the genre from the late Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Charles Brown, Luther Allison, Michael Bloomfield, and Albert Collins to current Rosebud blues artists Robert Cray, Duke Robillard, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball and Ruth Brown.

Blues Foundation: Press Release - 2003 KBA Recipients Announced >>

Rosebud Agency Artists Score Grammy Nominations in World, Folk, Blues and Gospel Categories

Once again this year, Rosebud artists have been nominated for Grammys in a variety of categories.

Rubén BladesMundo CD has been nominated as Best World Music Album. The Blind Boys of Alabama follow their Grammy win for Spirit of the Century with a nomination for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album for this year’s Higher Ground. Charlie Musselwhite’s One Night In America is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Charlie also contributes a track to Preachin' The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell which is nominated in the Best Traditional Blues album category. Fiddler’s 4 (Bruce Molsky, Michael Doucet, Darol Anger & Rushad Eggleston) are nominated in the category of Best Traditional Folk Album for their debut eponymous CD. Also nominated in the same category is Evangeline Made produced by Ann Savoy of the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band. Ann performs a track on the CD with Linda Ronstadt as well as one with Savoy Doucet backed by a rhythm section featuring Sonny Landreth on guitar. Ann performs a track on the CD with Linda Ronstadt as well as one with Savoy Doucet backed by a rhythm section featuring Sonny Landreth on guitar. Also, Tony Bennett's "Playing With My Friends" (the title song was co-written by Robert Cray) was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Album.

The Grammys will be awarded February 23 in New York City. >>

National League Manager of the Year Drafts Robert Cray

National League Manager of the Year, Tony La Russa of the St. Louis Cardinals will feature The Robert Cray Band at his annual fundraiser for his Animal Rescue Foundation January 11 in Walnut Creek, CA. Cray joins a lineup including Chicago and past performers including John Fogerty, Chris Isaak and others in supporting the cause which matches pets with people.

Animal Rescue Foundation: Stars to the Rescue XII >>

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