JULY 2013: 10 Rosebud Artists Recognized In DownBeat's 61st Annual Critics Poll, Including Wins For Bill Frisell And Trombone Shorty

Bill Frisell, Allen Toussaint, Charlie Musselwhite, Duke Robillard, Marcia Ball, Jon Cleary, Trombone Shorty, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Dirty Dozen's Roger Lewis and Muddy Waters have all been recognized in DownBeat magazine's 61st Annual Critics Poll (August 2013 issue).

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DECEMBER 2012: Rosebud Artists Nominated For 13+ OffBeat Magazine 2012 Best Of The Beat Awards

Rosebud Artists have been honored with a total of thirteen nominations for OffBeat Magazine's Best Of The Beat Awards. The 2012 awards mark the publication's 25th anniversary and its long history of promoting and spreading the music of Louisiana, which Rosebud artists have played a key role in over the years. This year, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band garnered four nominations including a nomination for Best Brass Band Album for Twenty Dozen. Members Roger Lewis, Kirk Joseph and Terrence Higgins were nominated for Best Saxophonist, Best Tubaist/Sousaphonist and Best Drummer respectively. Trombone Shorty was nominated in four categories as well: Artist Of The Year, Best Trumpeter, Best Trombonist and Best R&B/Funk Artist. Shorty has scored wins in each of these categories in the past, with multiple wins for Artist Of The Year, Best Trumpeter and Best R&B/Funk Artist. Additionally, Preservation Hall Jazz Band's St. Peter & 57th Street (recorded live at Carnegie Hall) on which Shorty performs, was nominated for Best Traditional Jazz Album.

Jon Cleary proves himself again to be a master of taste. In addition to his Occapella CD project (based exclusively on Allen Toussaint compositions) being nominated for both Album Of The Year and Best R&B/Funk Album, his regular collaborators from Jon Cleary's Philthy Phew are each up for an award on their own instruments. Philthy Phew members James Singleton and Matt Perrine, who alternate playing bass in the group, are both nominated for Best Bassist, and Doug Belote is nominated for Best Drummer. Jon himself is nominated for Best Pianist/Keyboardist for the fifth year in a row. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet was nominated for Best Cajun Artist, a category that the band has won an astounding fifteen times previously. And Michael Doucet was also nominated for Best Violinist/Fiddler, a category he has also won in past years.

The Best Of The Beat Awards Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat Magazine and voted on by the public. To vote and for more information click here. The Best Of The Beat Awards ceremony will take place January 18, 2013 at Generations Hall in New Orleans.

To Catch All The Rosebud Nominees Live, See Tour Dates >>


NOVEMBER 2012: Rosebud Artists Score High In DownBeat Readers Poll

A number of Rosebud artists made impressive showings in the 2012 DownBeat Readers Poll. In addition to Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' win in the Trombone category and his record, For True, ranking in the Top Ten Jazz Albums of the Year, other Rosebud artists scored high in the poll.

Bill Frisell came in second as Best Guitarist (he won the category overall in the recent Downbeat critics poll - for the fourth consecutive year and 11th time in the past 15 years!) and ranked high in Best Jazz Artist of the Year and Composer categories, while his CD All We Are Saying... scored among the top dozen Jazz Albums of The Year. Allen Toussaint ranked in the top five in the Arranger category, while Bettye LaVette was listed among the top artists in the Blues Artist or Group category. Meshell Ndegeocello ranked high in the Beyond Artist or Group category, and her recent release Weather was ranked among the top choices in the Beyond Album category. Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band also ranked among the best in the Baritone Saxophone category.

Muddy Waters, a Rosebud artist until his passing, was ranked among the top readers choices for the DownBeat Hall of Fame.

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

 
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JULY 2012: Allen Toussaint, The Dirty Dozen and Jon Cleary - Legends Of New Orleans - The Sydney Opera House Pays Tribute

On September 28, 2011, Legends Of New Orleans - Allen Toussaint, The Dirty Dozen and Jon Cleary sold out the Sydney Opera House in their triumphant first major concert together Down Under. In this recently released video clip, the Sydney Opera House pays tribute as each of these singular artists describes their relationship to the city and the musicians that nurtured their music - New Orleans.


 
MARCH 2012: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Celebrate 35th Anniversary With New Album TWENTY DOZEN - Out May 1st

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are celebrating their 35th Anniversary with their new album Twenty Dozen, due out on May 1, 2012. The Dozen have become a New Orleans institution, responsible for revolutionizing the brass band sound by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional style. They led the way in a brass band resurgence while touring around the world. Originally formed as the house band of the Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in 1977, the Dozen have collaborated with artists including David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Dr. John, the Black Crowes and Widespread Panic among others.

The Dozen are anchored by original members Gregory Davis (trumpet, vocals), Roger Lewis (baritone, soprano sax), Kevin Harris (tenor saxophone), Efrem Towns (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Kirk Joseph (sousaphone). Rounding out the band are Terence Higgins (drums) and Kyle Roussel (keyboard). Former member Jake Eckert (guitar) is featured throughout the new album as well.

The Dirty Dozen's upcoming dates include a three night BAM residency in Brooklyn with Dr. John and a series of shows at and around New Orleans Jazz Fest. These include a special album release/35th Anniversary reunion show at the Temple on April 28th, a featured set at the Fest itself on May 3rd as well as shows at Tipitina's 4/26, House of Blues 4/29 (with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue) and d.b.a. 5/4. Catch the band on a stage near you, please see Tour Dates >>


 
MARCH 2012: Jon Cleary, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Dr. John Featured on HBO's Treme Season Two Soundtrack Out April 17, 2012

Jon Cleary, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Dr. John are all featured on the album Treme, Music from the HBO Original Series, Season Two, which will be released April 17, 2012 on Rounder Records. Each of these artists were also featured playing themselves on the show, performing the songs on the soundtrack.

Jon Cleary was prominently featured performing "Frenchmen Street Blues" in episode ten, playing it for main characters Annie and Davis in memory of their slain friend. In the first episode of the season, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band were featured performing with Galactic and Juvenile at Tipitina's, playing "From The Corner To The Block." Other music by The Dozen was featured in later episodes and Dozen tuba player Kirk Joseph also plays a member of a band on the show, Brassy Knoll.

Dr. John (who Rosebud represents for International booking representation outside the U.S. and Canada) became a central character in the show for a recording project by the Delmond Lambreaux character with his father Chief Lambreaux. Dr. John's music was heard many times during the season and his performance of "You Might Be Surprised" is included on the soundtrack.

Check out Jon Cleary, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Dr. John performing individually live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


   
   

FEBRUARY 2012: Loudon Wainwright III Featured on 2012 GRAMMY Winning Soundtrack PLUS Dirty Dozen Brass Band Members and Trombone Shorty Contribute to GRAMMY Winners and More

Loudon Wainwright III is featured on the 2012 GRAMMY Winner for Best Compilation Soundtrack - Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 - performing the Irish folk song "Carrickfergus." Also contributing to this year's GRAMMY Winning Albums are The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Gregory Davis (Trumpet) and Roger Lewis (Saxophone) and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. Gregory and Roger are featured on Tinariwen's Best World Music Album, Tassili, and got a shout out from the GRAMMY stage during the pre-telecast award ceremonies. Trombone Shorty wrote the song "AP Touro" for the Rebirth Brass Band's Best Regional Roots Music Album, Rebirth Of New Orleans.

 
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In addition, a GRAMMY tribute to Glen Campbell included Blake Shelton singing "Southern Nights," written by Allen Toussaint (and later recorded by Campbell). Congratulations as well to Marcia Ball and Jim Lauderdale on their nominations.

And congratulations to our good friends at Arhoolie Records - Adam Machado for writing GRAMMY Winning liner notes for Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s. And a heartfelt Congrats to Bon Iver on his two major wins (Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album) and for Thanking his native Eau Claire, WI - also the hometown of Rosebud Founder/President Mike Kappus.

Congratulations to all involved!


DECEMBER 2011: Trombone Shorty Leads In Best of The Beat Awards With 8 Nominations. Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Michael Doucet and More Honored

Rosebud Artists have once again been honored with a plethora of nominations in the Best of The Beat Awards. The awards are presented by OffBeat magazine, recognizing the best of New Orleans music. Trombone Shorty lead all other artists with 8 nominations, including Artist of the Year; Album of the Year for For True; Song of the Year for "Do To Me"; Best R&B/Funk Artist; Best R&B/Funk Album for For True; Best Trombonist; Best Trumpeter and Best Music Video for "Do To Me." Last year Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue were honored with awards in 5 of these categories for both Artist (their 3rd) and Album of the Year as well as both Best R&B/Funk Artist (also their 3rd) and R&B/Funk Album in addition to Best Trombonist honors for Trombone Shorty. He has also received 2 previous awards for Best Trumpeter.

Irma Thomas is nominated once again for Best Female Vocalist. She won this award last year for the third year in a row. Irma is also one of the writers and a featured performer on Song of the Year nominee "Could Have Been Worse". The song is on the album Nine Lives - A Musical Adaptation by Colman DeKay and Paul Sanchez. Allen Toussaint is also featured on Nine Lives, which received additional nominations including Album of the Year and Best Roots Rock Album. Jon Cleary is nominated for Best Piano/Keyboardist for the fourth year in a row. His frequent band members James Singleton and Matt Perrine were also nominated for Best Bass Player and Best Tuba / Sousaphonist respectively.

BeauSoleil's Michael Doucet is nominated for Best Violinist/Fiddler, a category he has also won in past years. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Kirk Joseph is nominated for Best Tuba / Sousaphonist for the second year in a row.

In addition to the above, Papa Grows Funk's Needle In The Groove CD was Co-Produced by Rosebud artist, the legendary Allen Toussaint and also features "Big D" (Dwayne Williams) from Orleans Avenue. The CD is nominated for Best R&B / Funk Album. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Best of The Beat Award Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat and voted on by the public. To vote and for more information on the awards click here. The awards take place January 27, 2012 at Generations Hall in New Orleans. Catch all the nominees live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


 
 
 
   
 
   
DECEMBER 2011: Marcia Ball and Jim Lauderdale Both Nominated for 2012 GRAMMY Awards - Trombone Shorty and Dirty Dozen Brass Band Members Featured on Nominated Albums

Marcia Ball and Jim Lauderdale have both been honored with 2012 GRAMMY Award Nominations. Marcia's Roadside Attractions is up for Best Blues Album, her fifth GRAMMY nomination overall and a very impressive fourth CD in a row of hers to be nominated. Jim's Reason And Rhyme is nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. This is Jim's sixth GRAMMY nomination overall including GRAMMY wins in 2008 and 2002.

Both Trombone Shorty and Dirty Dozen Brass Band members Gregory Davis and Roger Lewis are featured on 2012 GRAMMY nominated albums. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is a featured performer on Jeff Beck's Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul (nominated for Best Rock Album). Troy also wrote the song "AP Touro" for the Rebirth Brass Band's album Rebirth Of New Orleans, nominated for Best Regional Roots Music Album. Jeff Beck and Rebirth are featured guests on Trombone Shorty's latest album, For True, along with 2012 GRAMMY nominees Warren Haynes and Ledisi. The Dirty Dozen's Gregory Davis (Trumpet) and Roger Lewis (Saxophone) are featured on the track "Ya Messinagh" from Tinariwen's album Tassili, which is nominated for Best World Music Album.

Congratulations to all the nominees! Check out Marcia, Jim, Trombone Shorty and The Dirty Dozen performing individually live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


 
 
OCTOBER 2011: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Members Join Members of Wilco and TV On The Radio as Special Guests On Tinariwen's Hit Album Tassili

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band members Gregory Davis (Trumpet) and Roger Lewis (Saxophone) are featured on the track "Ya Messinagh" from Tinariwen's new Tassili CD - which recently topped Billboard's World Music chart. The album also features guest appearances by members of Wilco and TV On The Radio. Formed in 1979 in the refugee camps of Libya, Tinariwen began gaining a following outside the Sahara region in 2001. With performances at Festival au D├ęsert in Mali winning over fans like Robert Plant, Tinariwen's popularity continues to rise. Tassili is the band's fifth album.

Over the course of their 30-plus year career, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band has evolved into a world famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. Recently featured on HBO's hit series Treme, The Dirty Dozen also joined Dave Mathews Band and fellow Rosebud artist Trombone Shorty during the NFL Opening Kickoff 2010 pre-game concert broadcast live on NBC. In addition to Tinariwen, The Dirty Dozen have collaborated with artists as diverse as Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Norah Jones, Aaron Neville, Dave Mathews Band, Modest Mouse, and the Black Crowes.

Check out The Dirty Dozen performing live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


JULY 2011: A Big Thanks To HBO's Treme For Again Featuring Rosebud Artists In Their 2ND Season: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, Jon Cleary, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Music by Allen Toussaint

A big thanks to HBO's Treme series for once again featuring Rosebud artists throughout their season. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, Jon Cleary, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and music by Allen Toussaint all played a role in the second season. In the first episode of the season, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are featured performing with Galactic and Juvenile at Tipitina's (available on iTunes video here.) The closing credits' music in that episode is Dr. John's rendition of "Accentuate The Positive." (Rosebud represents Dr. John for International booking representation outside the U.S. and Canada)

The second episode is titled "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky," named after Allen Toussaint's composition. The Dirty Dozen's version of this song plays during a Thanksgiving Day montage. In addition, The Dozen's "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" plays on the jukebox at Gigi's (the bar owned by a main character, LaDonna).

The third episode is once again named after an Allen Toussaint song, "On Your Way Down," and it can be heard playing on the jukebox as LaDonna closes Gigi's. Yet another of Allen's songs, "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley," is played in rehearsal by main character Antoine Batiste's band Soul Apostles. Also, Allen's "Tipitina and Me" is the featured music in the closing credits of the ninth episode.

In another one of the bands in the show, Brassy Knoll (the Davis McAlary character's project), Kirk Joseph of The Dirty Dozen is featured as the tuba player. Later in the season, Dr. John becomes a central character to a recording project by the Delmond Lambreaux character with his father Chief Lambreaux.

Jon Cleary is prominently featured performing in episode ten. He plays his unreleased song "Frenchmen Street Blues" at the venue Chickie Wah Wah for characters Annie and Davis in memory their slain friend Harley (Steve Earle). Later, Dr. John's "I Thought I Heard New Orleans Say" plays as Annie and Davis clear out Harley's belongings from his house.

In the final episode of the season, the Antoine character chats with Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews at Jazz Fest. The two shared a number of scenes in Season One.

Thanks again to Treme and congratulations on another great season! We look forward to watching Season Three. Check out all these artists perform individually live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


DECEMBER 2010: Rosebud Artists Honored With 13+ Nominations For New Orleans' Best of The Beat Awards - Vote Now!

Rosebud Artists have been honored with 13 nominations for the Best of The Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine, recognizing the best of New Orleans music. Trombone Shorty leads Rosebud nominees with 6 nominations including Artist of the Year; Album of the Year for Backatown; Best R&B/Funk Artist; Best R&B/Funk Album for Backatown; Best Trombonist and Best Trumpeter, an award he has won the last two years in a row. Dr. John is nominated for 3 awards: Best Blues Artist; Best Blues Album for Tribal and Songwriter of the Year. Irma Thomas is nominated for Best Female Vocalist and is also featured on Song of the Year nominee, "Heart of Steel" by Galactic. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet are nominated for Best Cajun Artist, a category they have won an amazing 14 times, including last year. Jon Cleary is nominated for Best Piano / Keyboardist and his Piano, Bass & Drums project band members are all also nominated: Doug Belote for Best Drummer; James Singleton for Best Bass Player and Matt Perrine for Best Tuba / Sousaphonist. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Kirk Joseph is nominated for Best Tuba / Sousaphonist as well. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Best of The Beat Award Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat and voted on by the public. To vote and for more information on the awards click here. The awards take place January 28, 2011 at Generations Hall in New Orleans.

Catch all the nominees live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


DECEMBER 2010: Ruthie Foster And The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Featured At 22nd Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

The 22nd Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam on December 11th in Asheville, NC featured the debut of the Warren Haynes Band, which features Ruthie Foster on vocals (other band members include Ivan Neville, Ron Johnson, Terrance Higgins and Ron Holloway).  Ruthie is also featured on Warren's forthcoming solo album, expected to be out in Spring 2011.  The Dirty Dozen Brass Band made their first guest appearance of the evening with the Warren Haynes Band, playing on four songs.  Later in the night the Dozen also played two songs with the Gregg Allman Band, before closing the show with their own set, where they were joined by Warren, Ivan Neville, Widespread Panic frontman John Bell, Ron Holloway, Ron Johnson and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd).  Click here to see the setlist from the show.  All post-production proceeds from Christmas Jam will go to Habitat to Humanity.  So far, 16 houses have been built with money raised by previous Xmas Jams.

Check out Ruthie Foster and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band performing individually at their own shows, please see Tour Dates: Ruthie Foster >> The Dirty Dozen Brass Band >>


SEPTEMBER 2010: Trombone Shorty, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Allen Toussaint Featured in NFL Season Kickoff Festivities

Trombone Shorty, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Allen Toussaint were all featured in NFL Season Kickoff festivities in New Orleans. Trombone Shorty and The Dirty Dozen joined Dave Matthews Band during the NFL Opening Kickoff 2010 pre-game concert, broadcast live on NBC. Shorty, The Dozen and Kermit Ruffins collaborated with DMB on the Talking Heads' classic "Burning Down the House" while the Mardi Gras Indians danced on stage. Taylor Swift also performed at the show.

The night before, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue performed at the NFL Kickoff Eve celebration at the New Orleans House of Blues. Following their set, Robert Randolph and the Family Band played, joined onstage by Allen Toussaint and Trombone Shorty.

Trombone Shorty was also featured with iconic street-musician Grandpa (Playing For Change) Elliott in a commercial wraparound broadcast during the NFL Kickoff game between The Saints and The Vikings.

Catch Shorty, The Dirty Dozen and Allen live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>


JULY 2010: Thank You To HBO's Treme For Featuring Allen Toussaint, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Jon Cleary, and Music by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

HBO's Treme series has completed a great first season but will be back next year. We'd like to take this occasion to say Thanks to all at Treme for shining the spotlight on New Orleans, perhaps America's most unique and culturally significant city, and its challenges after Katrina and the flood that followed. Thanks also for featuring the city's incredible music scene and incomparable musicians - including Rosebud artists Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Allen Toussaint and Jon Cleary playing themselves
on-screen, as well as music by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. We look forward to watching the next season. Catch Jon, The Dirty Dozen, Allen and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on stage this Summer, please see Tour Dates >>


DECEMBER 2009: Rosebud Artists Honored With 13 Nominations For New Orleans' Best of The Beat Awards

Rosebud Artists are honored with 13 nominations for the Best of The Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine, recognizing the best of New Orleans music. Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat and voted on by the public. To vote and for more information on the awards click here. The awards take place January 22, 2010 at the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Both Allen Toussaint and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet are nominated for five awards each. Allen is nominated for Best Traditional Jazz Performer; Album of the Year and Best Traditional Jazz Album for his GRAMMY nominated The Bright Mississippi; Best Piano/Keyboardist; Artist of the Year. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet are nominated for Best Cajun Performer, a category they have won 13 times; Artist of the Year; Album of the Year and Best Cajun Album for their GRAMMY nominated Alligator Purse. Michael Doucet is also nominated for Best Violinist/Fiddler, a category which he won last year.

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are nominated for Best Brass Band, an award they have won a number of times in the past. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is nominated for Best Trumpeter, a category he won last year. Jon Cleary is nominated for Best Piano/Keyboardist. Congratulations to all the nominees!


OCTOBER 2009: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Celebrate My Feet Can't Fail Me Now 25th Anniversary With Re-release Of Milestone CD

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their landmark debut album, My Feet Can't Fail Me Now. They will be re-releasing the milestone CD on November 3rd, 2009 and are currently offering a free download of the re-mastered title track on their website (dirtydozenbrass.com). Watch the site for details on special anniversary album packages. The Dirty Dozen inspired a resurgence of New Orleans' brass band music and married the tradition to a contemporary sound that drew admirers and collaborators as diverse as Widespread Panic, Dave Mathews, Norah Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, David Bowie, Robert Randolph and many more. Their live shows into 2010 will feature the band performing My Feet Can't Fail Me Now in its entirety with traditional instrumentation. Please see Tour Dates >>


MAY 2009: Rosebud Artists Everywhere At New Orleans Jazz Fest

Rosebud Artists could be found performing in a wide variety of formats during the 40th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (April 24 - May 3).

..The Dirty Dozen Brass Band horn section started the festival off by joining Spoon during their headline set. Later the same night, The Dozen welcomed Booker T. as a special guest for their show at The Republic. The Dozen's own festival set featured an all star lineup of artists for the Glass House Reunion (the Dozen's early home base in NOLA) including former members of The Dozen as well as Trombone Shorty and others. In addition to other dates around town, the band's Gregory Davis (Blodie) performed one of the festival's closing sets with Blodie's Jazz Jam, again featuring members of The Dirty Dozen and Trombone Shorty and his band, Orleans Avenue...(read full story)


MARCH 2009: Rosebud Artists Honored With 2009 Big Easy Music Awards Nominations

Trombone Shorty, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and BeauSoleil are all being recognized for their achievements at the 2009 Big Easy Music Awards in New Orleans on April 19, 2009. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band's influential history is being acknowledged by awarding them the Music Heritage Award. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue are nominated for Best Funk Band and Trombone Shorty himself is nominated for Best Male Performer, a category he won last year. Trombone Shorty also makes a guest appearance on Best Album of 2008 finalist - City That Care Forgot by Dr. John & the Lower 911. BeauSoleil is nominated for Best Cajun Band, a category that they have dominated in the past with 10 previous wins. Best of luck to all the nominees!


FEBRUARY 2009: Grammy Congratulations! Allen Toussaint, The Blind Boys of Alabama, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Marcia Ball, Bill Frisell, Trombone Shorty, and James Burton

Grammy Congratulations to Allen Toussaint who was awarded the Grammy Trustees Award, performed on the live TV broadcast and was the featured public interviewee Thursday for the Grammys Legends series! Allen's song "Fortune Teller" is also featured on the Robert Plant / Allison Krauss Raising Sand CD - the big winner at the Grammys this year. The Blind Boys of Alabama were honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award and also won their 5th Grammy for their Down In New Orleans CD. BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet were also Grammy winners for their Live CD from the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band joined Allen Toussaint and Lil Wayne on the Grammy telecast. Also nominated for Grammys were Marcia Ball, Bill Frisell and Michael Doucet for his solo CD. Trombone Shorty was featured on Dr. John's Grammy winning City That Care Forgot and James Burton, who performs in Jim Lauderdale's Dream Payers band, shared the Grammy for Best Country Instrumental for Cluster Pluck. In addition, the Grammys Louisiana luncheon featured appearances and performances from The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint and Michael Doucet. Congratulations All!


JANUARY 2009: Rosebud Artists Honored With New Orleans Best of The Beat Nominations

Rosebud Artists are once again figuring prominently among those honored with nominations for Best of The Beat Awards presented by OffBeat magazine, recognizing the best of New Orleans music. Nominees are selected by the editors and writers of OffBeat and the public has the opportunity to vote for the winners. Vote here as the polls close January 22. The awards take place January 31 at the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Rosebud Artists nominated are Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue for Best R&B / Funk Band or Performer - a category they won last year. Trombone Shorty himself is nominated for his third Artist / Band of the Year award and for Best Trumpet player. Also nominated for Best R&B / Funk Band are Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, who have recently joined the Rosebud roster. Jon Cleary is also nominated for Best Piano / Keyboards player. Dr. John's City That Care Forgot, which features a guest performance by Trombone Shorty, is nominated for both Album of the Year and Best R&B / Funk Album. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band have been nominated for Best Brass Band, a category they have won a number of times in the past. Best Cajun Band or Performer nominees include 12-time winners BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet. Michael Doucet's solo CD, From Now On, is nominated for Best Cajun Album and Michael is also nominated for a Violin / Fiddle award.

Best of luck to all the nominees!