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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 independently-produced ‘boutique’ recordings of 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. In recent years, he 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); engineered and co-produced recordings for some of the most original voices in west coast roots music (Pharis and Jason Romero, John Reischman, The Breakmen, Kevin Brown, Evie Ladin Band, and more); and performed throughout North America with musicians such as Chris Coole and Chris Jones. Ivan is also in high demand as an instructor, having taught a combined 40 weeks at music workshops such as Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp, ResoSummit, California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, Walker Creek Music Camp, 108 Mile Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshop, NBCMS Acoustic Music Workshop, British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, SoreFingers, and Grand Targhee Music Camp.

NEWS!

Select tour dates with The April Verch Bigger Band and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers posted below!

Ivan's latest solo album "Oldies and Old Time" is now available!

Henry Koretzky, Bluegrass Unlimited: "A beguiling trip through the backwaters of American music history by a very entertaining guide."

Matthew DeRiso, No Depression: "This guy is top shelf. His performances on this disc are subtle, charming and expressive."

Gary Whitehouse, Sleeping Hedgehog: "I can't say enough good things about Oldies and Old Time."

Foxbeard Music: "If you're like me, be prepared to fall in love with Ivan's effortless mastery of the Dobro and clawhammer banjo."

FolkWords : "Original tunes and traditional folk folded together in a seamless synchronous collection that warms your soul."

Jerome Clark, Rambles.NET: "Rosenberg, who sings in an intimate, whispery growl with the instruments tuned low, turns in a stirring performance of the ordinarily execrable "Danny Boy." I'd judge that as close to a miracle as one is likely to encounter in this world, and I stand in awe."

JFelton, RecordDept.com: "Rosenberg's music is always a delight and and the same can be said about Oldies and Old Time."

Read Ivan's interview with Matt Allair, Music from the Big Chair.

NEWS! Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg are OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTISTS at the 2013 Folklife International Conference!

"Strong material, rich vocals, and highly accomplished musicianship place this project at the top of the list. The careful juxtaposition of the old and new bring a depth to the performances that only comes with a true knowledge of the genre. When a CD keeps working its way to the number one spot in your listening priorities, it has to have that special something."
-- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

"For a 'two-man' folk festival, you could look to Doc Watson and David Holt, or, on the strength of their first album together, Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg... While Coole hammers out a rock-steady groove, Rosenberg's dobro in effect assumes the fiddle's 'voice' in the arrangements. The result is a unique sonic melange of old time and bluegrass--sort of 'Josh Graves meets Kyle Creed.' ...This is a well-chosen collection of old-time music expertly performed by a pair of very talented musicians."
-- Banjo Newsletter



 
schedule
January 19, 2014 5:00pm Toronto, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at The Local.
January 26, 2014 10am The Gladstone, Toronto, ON Brunchtime show with Houndstooth.
February 2, 2014 8:30pm Hugh's Room, Toronto, ON Playing a few with Chris Quinn and Chris Coole at The Banjo Special.
February 16, 2014 5:00pm Toronto, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at The Local.
February 23, 2014 5:00pm Toronto, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at The Local.
March 6, 2014 North Peace Cultural Centre, Fort St John, BC Performing with the April Verch Bigger Band.
March 7, 2014 Fish Creek Concert, Calgary, AB Performing with the April Verch Bigger Band.
March 8, 2014 Festival Place Theatre in Sherwood Park, AB Performing with the April Verch Bigger Band.
March 9, 2014 Edmonton, AB 4-hr. Int./Adv. Dobro workshop (email for details).
March 16, 2014 5:00pm Toronto, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at The Local.
March 22, 2014 TBA, WA Performing with the Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.
March 23, 2014 House concert in Chehalis, WA Performing with the Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.
March 24, 2014 Anza Club in Vancouver, BC Performing with the Chris Jones and the Night Drivers.
March 26, 2014 Hills Health Ranch in 108 Mile, BC Clawhammer Banjo seminar at the 108 Cabin Fever Bluegrass Workshop.
April 9, 2014 The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI Performing with the April Verch Bigger Band.
April 14-18, 2014 Kingham, England Teaching Dobro at SoreFingers Week.
June 5-8, 2014 Olivet College in Olivet, MI Teaching Dobro at Midwest Banjo Camp.
June 15-21, 2014 Maryville, TN Teaching assorted in-between-classes workshops at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp.
September 19, 2014 TBA in Michigan Ivan Rosenberg and Chris Coole.
September 20, 2014 TBA in Lockport, IL Ivan Rosenberg and Chris Coole.
September 26, 2014 TBA in St. Paul, MN Ivan Rosenberg and Chris Coole.
September 27, 2014 TBA in Wisconsin Ivan Rosenberg and Chris Coole.
June 21-27, 2015 Maryville, TN Teaching Dobro at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp.



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