Ivan Rosenberg


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These releases and more
available now!

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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 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 musicians including Chris Coole, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Chris Stuart & Backcountry, and the April Verch Bigger Band. Ivan is also in high demand as an instructor, having taught a combined 45 weeks at music workshops such as Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp, Sore Fingers Week in England, Walker Creek Music Camp, California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, ResoSummit, 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.


Next bluegrass workshop in August 2014: Acoustic Music Camp in Dallas, TX - see schedule below for details.

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."

NEWS! Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg new CD in the works - keep an eye out for September 2014 CD release tour dates!

April 14-18, 2014 Kingham, England Teaching Dobro at SoreFingers Week.
May 1, 2014 8:30pm Hugh's Room, Toronto, ON Opening for Steve Dawson.
June 5-8, 2014 Olivet College in Olivet, MI Teaching Dobro at Midwest Banjo Camp.
June 15-21, 2014 Maryville, TN Teaching Bluegrass History, Bluegrass Band Rhythm, Song Arrangement, and more at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp.
June 27, 2014 Toronto, ON Private Event with The Foggy Hogtown Boys.
June 29, 2014 Two Creeks Park Summer Concert Series in Wheatley, ON performing with Caitlin Hanford and Gwen Swick.
August 7-9, 2014 Dallas, TX Teaching Dobro at Acoustic Music Camp.
September 19, 2014 TBA in Michigan Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg.
September 20, 2014 A Slice of Bluegrass Concert Series in Lockport, IL Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg.
September 21, 2014 Uncommon Ground in Chicago, IL Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg.
September 25, 2014 Private Event in St. Paul, MN Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg.
September 26, 2014 Ginkgo Coffee in St. Paul, MN Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg.
September 27, 2014 Leo and Leona's in Newburg Corners, WI Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg.
September 28, 2014 TBA in South Haven, MI Chris Coole and Ivan Rosenberg.
October 17-19, 2014 Lake Isle, AB Chris Coole (clawhammer banjo) and Ivan Rosenberg (Dobro) teaching at the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society Bluegrass Workshop.
January 15, 2015 McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids, WI Performing with the April Verch BIGGER Band.
January 16, 2015 University of Illinois Springfield Theatre in Springfield, IL Performing with the April Verch BIGGER Band.
January 17, 2015 Celtic Music Association of Des Moines (at Holy Trinity Parish Hall) in Des Moines, IA Performing with the April Verch BIGGER Band.
January 18, 2015 TBA in Chicago, IL Performing with the April Verch BIGGER Band.
April 9-12, 2015 Petaluma, CA Teaching Dobro at the Walker Creek Music Camp
June 21-27, 2015 Maryville, TN Teaching Dobro at Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp.

All images, tab and other materials (c) 2014 Ivan Rosenberg.