Rosewood Thieves

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The Rosewood Thieves are an American folk rock band from New York City.

Band members[edit]

From The Decker House[edit]

From The Decker House, their first major label contribution, is an EP which was released on July 25, 2006 on V2 Records.

"Basking in a remarkably classic, yet fresh, approach to roots rock that channels the Best Beatle and a love for Americana without venturing too deeply into rock’n’roll resurrection fantasies."[1]

Additional contributors on the album include Samuel Markus who co-wrote "Back Home To Harlem", "Cold In the Country", "Diamond Ring", "You Make Me Blue", "Trouble", "California Moon", and "Doctor", jazz pianist Bob Dorough and Devendra Banhart collaborator Andy Cabic. It was produced and mixed by Thom Monahan.

The original release of the album consists of the tracks:

  1. "Los Angeles"
  2. "Back Home to Harlem"
  3. "Cold in the Country"
  4. "Diamond Ring"
  5. "Doctor"
  6. "Lonesome Road"

For a limited time, an expanded version was released with the following extra tracks:

  1. "The Tale Of Gustav Grimes"
  2. "You Make Me Blue"
  3. "Trouble"

These additional tracks will be released on an upcoming outtakes/demos record.


Released November 20, 2007, the Lonesome EP is the band's self-released follow-up. It consists of tracks:

  1. "Poor Bonnie's Affliction (Instrumental)"
  2. "Untitled #1"
  3. "California Moon"
  4. "Murder Ballad In G Minor"
  5. "Honey, Stay A While"
  6. "A Bullet Painted Red"

Like its predecessor, Lonesome received some critical praise.[2]

Rise & Shine[edit]

Rise & Shine is the Rosewood Thieves' first full length album, released in May 2008. Copies could be purchased from the band at shows during the spring of 2008. The track listing is as follows:

  1. "Silver Gun"
  2. "She Don't Mind The Rain"
  3. "When My Plane Lands"
  4. "Flat Tire"
  5. "Mad Man Blues"
  6. "Fair Lights Flashing"
  7. "Moon Song"
  8. "Junkyard Julie"
  9. "Gone"
  10. "Heavy Eyes"

In popular culture[edit]

"Los Angeles" was played in the final episode of the third season of the TV series Entourage. "Los Angeles" was also played in the 22nd & 23rd episodes of the third season of Grey's Anatomy. "Heavy Eyes" was played in the penultimate episode of the series' fourth season.

The band is featured in a Verizon LG Decoy commercial, performing a cover of "Happy Together" by The Turtles.


  1. ^ Matt Schild. "From the Decker House". Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  2. ^ Aarik Danielsen (2007-11-20). "Lonesome". Retrieved 2008-02-05.  "Though comprised of only six songs, Lonesome manages to be one of the most complete and satisfying releases of the past year. Whether delicately crafting an exquisite piece of folk music (as on instrumental opener “Poor Bonnie’s Affliction” or the gentle “Untitled #1"), gradually developing a sonic gem in the vein of Wilco ("California Moon") or putting a fresh twist on the tried and true lyrical theme about devious women causing the ruin of poor, unsuspecting men ("Murder Ballad in G Minor"), the New York based group gives their music enough room to breathe, grow and resonate, never getting in the way."