Ivan Rosenberg


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These releases and more
available now!

farewell trion



Welcome to Ivan Rosenberg's website, where you'll find original bluegrass, folk, and old time recordings featuring Dobro and clawhammer banjo, free downloadable tablature, and plenty more.

Bio: Since releasing his first solo album in 2001, Ivan Rosenberg has gained a dedicated following for his melodic, expressive acoustic music on Dobro and clawhammer banjo. Millions have heard his original songs in the background of over 300 television programs and films including The Daily Show, Oprah, Call of the Wildman, History Detectives, HBO's Making Deadwood, the Special Edition DVD of Serenity, and the Hollywood blockbuster Kangaroo Jack. Ivan earned an IBMA Award for co-writing the 2009 Song of the Year; played on the CD Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor (produced by Grammy winner and Dobro legend Jerry Douglas); and performed with Chris Coole, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, the April Verch Bigger Band, Lizzy Hoyt, Chris Stuart & Backcountry, and many more. Ivan is also in high demand as an instructor, having taught a combined 50 weeks at music workshops such as Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp, Rob Ickes' ResoSummit, Sore Fingers Week in England, Walker Creek Music Camp, California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, 108 Mile Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshop, NBCMS Acoustic Music Workshop, British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, Midwest Banjo Camp, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and Grand Targhee Music Camp.


Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg's Return to Trion is now available!

"This Canadian duo is back after their release Farewell To Trion with an even stronger set of material featuring Coole's wonderful banjo playing and Rosenberg's delightful resonator guitar mastery...The arrangements show off the virtuosity of these two great musicians while enhancing each piece. The clarity and rich substance of the material is shown in a new light drawing the listener's ear to aspects sometimes lost in the rush...If you are a fan of great music that doesn't always follow the rules, look no further." - Bluegrass Unlimited

"Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg's Return to Trion is the follow-up to their terrific 2010 recording, Farewell Trion. Coole sings and plays clawhammer and guitar, while Rosenberg plays Dobro, resophonic banjo and sings. The eleven resulting tracks are stunning...." - Banjo Newsletter

Oct. 24, 2015 Scarborough, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at Robinson Hall, St. Nicholas Anglican Church for Healing Gardens benefit concert.
Oct. 25, 2015, 5-7pm Toronto, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at The Local Pub.
Nov. 7, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at the SongSpace at First Unitarian.
Nov. 8, 2015 Charlottesville, VA Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at the C'Ville Coffee for The Prism Coffehouse!
Nov. 9, 2015 Takoma Park, MD Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg play at Allyworld (at Airshow Mastering)for the Institute of Musical Traditions.
Nov. 11, 2015 8:00pm Ashland, VA Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at the Ashland Coffee & Tea.
Nov. 13-14, 2015 Nashville, TN Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at ResoSummit!
Nov. 14, 2015 Birmingham, AL Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at Small Stages
Nov. 15, 2015 Bristol, VA Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.
Nov. 16, 2015 Baltimore, MD Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at Brad's House Concerts. Email bradkolodner@gmail.com for reservations and location.
Nov. 21, 2015 Georgetown, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at Uncorked on Main.
March 31, 2016 Cambridge, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg TBA.
April 8-11, 2015 Petaluma, CA Teaching Dobro at the Walker Creek Music Camp
June 19-24, 2016 Maryville, TN Teaching Dobro at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp.
July 3-8, 2016 Milford, ON K0K 2P0 Old School Bluegrass Camp.
July 18-22, 2016 Levelland, Texas Camp Bluegrass.

All images, tab and other materials (c) 2015 Ivan Rosenberg.