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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!”