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Jeep Rosenberg / Bio

Recent Highlight:
Jeep's song, "Old Friends and California Wine" is the Nashville Songwriters Association International's and Country Music Television's GRAND PRIZE WINNER for Lyrics, in their 12th Annual Contest.

There’s a Woody Guthrie-meets-James Bond quality to Jeep Rosenberg’s life and musical adventures—he’s not the average dude with a guitar. He’s yodeled Jimmie Rodgers songs to Mongol herders in the South Gobi. He won a talent contest in Korea with his “Tennessee Waltz” rendition and darn near triggered an international incident by upsetting the local favorite (the judges invented a special “foreigners’ award” on the spot). To boost morale among fellow UN staff in the Balkans, he formed a roadhouse band a la Willie Nelson, The Kosovo Mad Cowhands, that packed the Diplomat Lounge in Pristina weekly. While serving in a peacekeeping mission, he helped a Haitian guitarist acquire phony papers to hook a precious hotel gig in the Bahamas. As a former Green Beret sergeant, he not only assisted fellow vets as an employment counselor, but, working with the academic community, and in the spirit of education and healing, devoted almost a decade collecting and performing songs that GI’s wrote in Vietnam for their own consumption (details at http://faculty.buffalostate.edu/fishlm/folksongs/project.htm ). This effort peaked with a featured appearance with Kris Kristofferson hosting on Austin City Limits (clips at http://www.youtube.com/user/jeeprosenberg#p/a/u/2/VoT5P9gEY80 and related).
Closer to home, he’s shared the stage with mentor Jimmie Dale Gilmore of the Flatlanders, fund-raised for poetry with Patti Smith and Philip Glass, been a staple performer in New York City’s highly regarded Rockwood Music Hall, and deepened his chops with an NEA-funded apprenticeship with the legendary jazz guitarist Teddy Bunn. South Carolina-raised and long based in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, Jeep is ready to bring his haunting, reflective, and sometimes slyly funny Americana & alternative country songs to your club, concert hall, living room, front porch, honky-tonk, or tree house!
Find out why Kris Kristofferson said of Jeep, “A good musician who got away!”

General Info

Band Members
Solo, various distinguished sidepersons
Artist Name
Jeep Rosenberg
Home Page
Active Since
Country / Americana / Singer/Songwriter

Contact Info

New York, NY

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