“Home Team” is a boutique artist management company and booking agency specializing in the joyful and culturally rich roots music of the Americas.  Our goal is to facilitate winning performances for audiences, presenters, and artists.
Clay Ross
Clay Ross has spent the last two decades leading bands through thousands of performances across six continents. His groups have been presented by venerable arts institutions including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, SF Jazz, GlobalFEST, Monterey Jazz Festival, and many more. A leader in the DIY artist movement, Ross has been a featured speaker at global music conferences including Womex and APAP. As a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Dept., Ross has lead cultural exchanges in over 50 countries.
Jose Curbelo
José A. Curbelo has over 15 years of experience in arts and culture management and production, from academic fieldwork, press relations, and recording, to booking and international tour management. He has booked and produced North American tours for musical artists from Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil, performing at venues such as: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (Saint Paul, MN), Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles, CA), Festival International de Louisiane (Lafayette, LA), and Carrefour mondial de l’accordeón (Montmagny, QC, Canada). As director of Ocho Bajos Music he also served as co-producer of an album on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the non-profit record label of the Smithsonian Institution. Curbelo holds an undergraduate degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) and a graduate degree in Social Memory and Cultural Heritage from the Universidade Federal de Pelotas (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.