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.
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).
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 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 >>