JASON CROSBY SIGNS WITH BLUE ROSE MUSIC FOR NEW ALBUM CRYPTOLOGIC -
OUT SEPTEMBER 29

Photo by Jay Blakesberg

Photo by Jay Blakesberg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (August 15, 2017) - Blue Rose Music and Jason Crosby announce the release of Jason's forthcoming album Cryptologic, set for release September 29 on digital formats, with CDs and LPs available on the road and through Jason's webstore. This is Jason's first release with Blue Rose Music, available for pre-order August 25. 

Jason Crosby is a musician's musician. His perfect pitch was discovered when he picked up his first violin at 2 years old. Immersing himself in classical music, he became a professional piano player at a young age, and would go on to learn guitar, viola, French horn, and trumpet, touring with the Long Island Youth Orchestra to China, Russia, Australia, and Cuba.

He soon expanded his musical horizons from Classical to Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Latin, before becoming a fixture in the Jam Band scene playing with Susan Tedeschi Band and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, then later The Allman Brothers, members of The Grateful Dead, and the Meters. Over the past few years, he has toured with Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Pete Seeger, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Dave Matthews, and Jackie Greene, in addition to sharing the stage with BB King and the Rolling Stones. In addition to his impressive touring resume, Jason has played on over 40 recorded albums.

When Crosby met Blue Rose Music founder Joe Poletto, it felt like a sign from the universe that the time had arrived to take the plunge and record this long-awaited album. Crosby headed into the studio with producer/engineer Karl Derfler (Tom Waits, Dave Matthews) for two whirlwind sessions, each capturing a different side of his musical personality. The first, conducted in the spring of 2016, featured Crosby playing roughly a dozen different instruments, deliberately crafting each song from the ground up by himself with an ambient, compellingly visual quality. The second session, a more raw and reckless affair that went down just a few months later, tapped into the wild and collaborative spirit of rock and roll that’s always flowed through Crosby’s veins, as he captured a new batch of songs (co-written with Tim Bluhm) live in the studio with Golden State stalwarts The Mother Hips as his backing band.

Richly cinematic and enchantingly playful, Cryptologic reveals Crosby to be not only an unparalleled instrumentalist, but also a supremely talented songwriter. 

Artwork by Stanley Mouse

Artwork by Stanley Mouse

Tracklist

01. Final Step
02. Below Horizons
03. Suffered A Fool
04. Roads Are Torn
05. Was I Ever There
06. One Of Those Places
07. Umbrella
08. Gamblers Conceit
09. Goodbye, My Friend
10. What The World Needs Now


BLUE ROSE MUSIC ANNOUNCES AN AMERICAN TROUBADOUR: THE SONGS OF STEVE FORBERT, A COMPILATION ALBUM IN HOMAGE TO THE LEGENDARY AMERICAN POETIC SINGER/SONGWRITER OUT OCTOBER 6 &AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ODER"ROMEO'S TUNE" BY NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS OUT NOW FOR DOWNLOAD/STREAMING
 

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“It was very cool for me to be able to re-imagine Steve Forbert’s song ‘I Blinked Once.‘ I was drawn to his great lyrics and ability to take a simple idea and craft it into a memorable song. We gave it a harder edge in the production and turned it into a duet with myself and the legendary Bekka Bramlett, whose energy is a thing to behold.” - John Oates

“My thanks go to Blue Rose Music for putting together this entirely flattering compilation!”
- Steve Forbert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (August 4, 2017) - Blue Rose Music is pleased to announce the upcoming compilation album An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert, set for release October 6 on digital and CD formats. Featuring 21 tracks by 22 acts, the ambitious project sets out to showcase Steve's career of five decades, and the impact he's had on artists and musicians throughout popular music and culture.

Blue Rose Music's founder Joe Poletto explains: "Some say that Steve is too young to have a 'tribute' record, and I think that's true because Steve has a lot of music left in him. In my mind, this project is not a tribute but rather a recognition of the spirit of the troubadour in all of those artists who follow their life’s path like Steve does- with purpose and passion."

Out today is the recording of Steve Forbert's "Romeo's Tune" by Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, who bring smoky vocals and dynamic presence to one of Steve's biggest hits - which reached #11 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1980 and is ranked the 60th biggest American hit of 1980 by Music Outfitters. "It was an honor and memorable experience to create our interpretation of such a lovely and timeless song," says Nicki. "Thank you Steve for all your years and dedication to music.  It is inspiring. May your songs be heard forever." 

You can watch the official music video here.   


Jackie Greene Announces His Forthcoming EP
The Modern Lives Vol I Available October 13
Via Blue Rose Music/The End Records

July 6, 2017 - We are pleased to announce Jackie Greene’s upcoming EP The Modern Lives Vol 1, comprised of six songs showcasing his “natural and intuitive connection with… just about any musical instrument” (San Francisco Chronicle), self-recorded and produced by Jackie Greene in Brooklyn, New York. The EP is available on October 13, 2017 via Blue Rose Music/The End Records on digital, CD and vinyl.

On his new EP, Jackie draws inspiration from some of the great social paradoxes of our 21st century world: that the technology designed to simplify our lives can actually complicate them in ways we'd never imagined, that the most crowded cities can actually be the loneliest places to live, that the constructs meant to connect us to each other can actually leave us feeling more isolated than ever.

This release marks the first distribution and promotion company by The End Records. The End Records’ CEO Andreas Katsambas explains, “We are pleased to provide our full services to Blue Rose Music, a new entity that inspires with its support to the music scene and charity initiatives. Jackie Greene is the perfect artist to initiate this, as his new songs are standouts!"

Says Joe Poletto, “The world is filled with talent and there are plenty of stories to be told. For us, choosing the artists and the projects we support is all about the people. Our philosophy is simple – we work with people we admire. Artists with deep passion and creative talent, who genuinely play well with others, thrive in a collaborative environment. Jackie Greene is undoubtedly who and what we stand for - a true musician’s musician, whose relentless touring and recording schedule fuels us to work just as hard.” 
 
"It's essentially a venture that's going to allow me to release music in the way I've always wanted to," says Greene. "I've realized over the years that the homebrew aspect of what I do is very important to my aesthetic, and part of that is being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want. Joe and his team really get that," he continues. "I have complete and total freedom artistically and musically now, which means I don't have to play by the old rules anymore. That's really exciting to me."

About Jackie Greene:
Since the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album Gone Wanderin’, Jackie has built an endearing audience through a relentless touring schedule with the likes of BB King, Mark Knopfler, Susan Tedeschi, and Taj Mahal. In just the last four years, he has played lead guitar with The Black Crowes on their Layin’ Down With #13 World Tour, recorded and toured with Trigger Hippy - his supergroup with Joan Osborne - and performed over 250 shows of his own all while continuing to record and release his solo work. Jackie is a frequent member of Phil Lesh & Friends, and sits in with countless other artists like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Govt Mule, Mississippi All-Stars, Amy Helm, Steve Earle, and Bob Weir. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                   January 24, 2017

BLUE ROSE MUSIC

LAUNCHES NEW ARTIST COLLECTIVE
WITH THE  SIGNING OF SINGER/SONGWRITER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST
JACKIE GREENE

San Francisco, CA: Joe Poletto, Founder of Blue Rose Music, today announced a partnership agreement with musician Jackie Greene. Blue Rose Music is an artist collective that brings a technology start-up structure to the music business, with comprehensive, value based business development and guidance for the artist. This unique venture will apply sophisticated brand development and marketing strategies to increase Greene’s successful touring business while providing creative support with a forward leaning approach to recording and publishing.

Greene’s debut album for Blue Rose Music will be released later this year, with fans being treated to a stream of creative and musical content leading up to the street and digital release date. A full-length concert film of the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is also in the works, scheduled to film during Greene’s forthcoming Sweetwater To Sweetwater tour.

As both a solo artist and band front man, Greene has a vast amount of experience both in the studio and onstage, serving as the lead guitarist for the Black Crowes “Lay Down With Number 13” worldwide tour, as leader (with Joan Osborne) of the super group Trigger Hippy and as a frequent member of the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s touring ensemble Phil Lesh & Friends.

As a trail blazing new business model for the music industry, Blue Rose Music will assist in the business and creative development of select musicians and projects. Founded by Joe Poletto (who has over three decades of experience in media and technology, serving at an executive level for Microsoft, WebTV, HBO and Comedy Central) the intention of the company is to both nurture and enable artists to reach their creative and financial goals while supporting each other in their craft. As a business with a social conscience, Blue Rose Music donates a portion of all revenue to The Blue Rose Foundation, which provides pre-school scholarships to financially disadvantaged children.

In making the announcement, Joe Poletto states: “We are incredibly excited to have Jackie join the Blue Rose Music family. We are developing a new and previously un-charted type of business model in this industry that has been designed to benefit the artist in every way. Our goal is to encourage creativity and fiscal stability and I believe that all Blue Rose Music artists will feel a sense of community and support during both the creation and release of their music. This is something that we can all be proud of.”

Adds Jackie Greene: “I am excited about joining Blue Rose Music and appreciate Joe’s unique vision to support music and artists in a non-traditional and financially progressive way. I look forward to working with the artist friendly and forward thinking Blue Rose team on my upcoming releases and growing my touring business.”

Upcoming releases from Blue Rose Music include Jackie Greene, David Luning, “An American Troubadour: The Songs of Steve Forbert,” The Dead Sailor Girls, Gwyneth Moreland, Jason Crosby and Elliott Peck.

Publicity Contact: Deborah Radel at DRPR, 310.360.3997 or email deborah@drpr.us

 

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John Oates, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene, Elliott Peck, Jason Crosby,  David Luning, Bekka Bramlett & Special Guests

 Benefit for the Blue Rose Foundation, October 20 at The Cutting Room

New York City, NY, October, 5, 2016—Join Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer, John Oates, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene, Elliott Peck, Jason Crosby, David Luning, Bekka Bramlett and special guests on October 20 at The Cutting Room for an amazing night of music benefitting theBlue Rose Foundation.  100% of the ticket sales from this brilliant show will be used to provide preschool scholarships for economically disadvantaged children at the REACH school in Washington, CT.  The Cutting Room is located at 44 E 32nd St., in NYC,  doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST and the show begins at 8:00 p.m..  Tickets are on sale now at TheCuttingRoomNYC.com.

"I'm looking forward to playing with these great artists at this benefit for an important cause.  Come join us at The Cutting Room," said John Oates.

Blue Rose Foundation Founder Joe Poletto adds, "We are honored to have such an incredible line-up of artists performing at our New York City fundraiser. Providing scholarships which can change the lives of young children is our mission and we are excited to be launching our first scholarship fund for the REACH School."

About the Blue Rose Foundation

The Blue Rose Foundation believes that equal access to resources starts children on an early pathway to success, and strengthens families and communities. By awarding preschool scholarships to children from economically disadvantaged families, they foster a life-long love of learning and provide children with the tools to reach their full potential.The Blue Rose Foundation was created to honor the memories of our family members, friends, teachers, and mentors. To pay tribute to those who inspired us, we support programs that give children the ability to reach new heights of success. Reaching at-risk children early is critical to this success.

In Sonoma County, where Blue Rose Foundation’s efforts are concentrated, approximately 15% of children live below the poverty line. Low-cost and free preschool programs are available for families in need, but demand far exceeds the supply. In 2011, there were over 100 more eligible children 5 years of age and younger, than there were available spaces in subsidized care programs. The Blue Rose Foundation aims to close that gap.

For more information about The Blue Rose Foundation: http://www.bluerosesonoma.org/. 

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