A former Green Beret, Jeep won a talent contest in Korea with his “Tennessee Waltz.” He’s yodeled Jimmie Rodgers songs to Mongol herders in the South Gobi. Serving in a UN peacekeeping mission, he formed a band called The Kosovo Mad Cowhands, and today he’s an award-winning singer/songwriter who also wears the hats of poet, story-teller, literary translator, world citizen, workshop presenter, and first-rate musician.
This fascinating man who goes by Jeep Rosenberg (born Charles Robert Rosenberg), seems to have enough experiences for seven lifetimes behind him. Now at 68 years old, he’s re-launched a career as a performing songwriter. And as Grand Prize winner of Nashville Songwriters Association’s 2012 Song Contest in the Lyrics-Only Category, he’s got an incredible start.
Find out why Kris Kristofferson said of Jeep, “A good musician who got away!”
Notable Press Quotes
Rosenberg draws us in with tale after tale filled with mesmeric imagery.”
– Guy-Michael Grande, Nashville’s EAR CANDY blog
“Jeep Rosenberg’s latest release, Silver Bluff Estates, is chock full of easy, approachable music with clever, thoughtful lyrics laced with an elegant simplicity and an understated wisdom. Oh yeah- the playing is not too shabby, either!”
– Lola Palooza – former Mid-day DJ, 99.9 the Rock, Auburn, Alabama, www.WQNR.com
“Jeep first came to us at The Starving Artist Cafe several years ago. I was immediately impressed with his musicianship, his songs and his story telling. I always enjoy when this journeyman comes to play.”
– Elliott Glick, proprietor, The Starving Artist Café, City Island, New York
Thank you for bringing great shows to our stage. We look forward to the next go around….”
– Tommy Merrill (booker, Rockwood Music Hall, NYC)
“Based on his previous work, we were not surprised to find him giving compelling vocal & instrumental performances, well-paced and engaging to our audiences. His range of roots influences– country, blues, folk, singer-songwriter, and early jazz-were vividly present, and blended to represent the Americana genre in a totally convincing way. Based on feedback from participants, his writing workshop was inspiring, informative, and well-organized.”
– Russell Carter, Festival Producer & Principal, Russell Carter Artist Management (Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, Chely Wright, Bob Schneider)
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