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, Grand Targhee Music Camp, and Old School Bluegrass Camp.


2016 Camps Announced!: This year, Ivan will be teaching at Walker Creek Music Camp in California, Steve Kaufman' Acoustic Kamp in Tennessee, Old School Bluegrass Camp in Ontario, and Camp Bluegrass in Texas. See schedule below for more details.

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

March 31, 2016 Cambridge, ON Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg at Cafe 13, presented by The Mill Race Folk Society.
April 8-11, 2016 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 Teaching Dobro at Camp Bluegrass!

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