Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue

News

Published: 2009/12/03

Phish, DMB, Bela Fleck and Derek Trucks Receive Grammy Nods

The 52nd Annual Grammy Award nominations were announced yesterday. The ceremony honors recordings released during the eligibility period of October 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009. In total, nominations were announced in over 100 categories, ranging from rock and pop to classical, comedy, children’s music and spoken word.

A number of artists profiled regularly in the pages of Relix Magazine and on Jambands.com received nominations, including Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck, Derek Trucks Band, Bob Dylan, Susan Tedeschi and David Byrne & Brian Eno. Eric Krasno and Adam Deitch received a nod in the R&B category when Ledisi, are artist they produced as Fyre Dept, received a few nominations. In addition, the Kings of Leon, who Relix profiled as early as 2003, received several high-profile nominations and recent On the Verge subject Zac Brown Band was nominated for his first Grammy.

Below is partial list of nominees that Relix/Jambands.com readers may find particularly interesting, organized by category. Please click here for a full list of nominees.

Record Of The Year (Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

“Use Somebody,” Kings Of Leon

Album Of The Year (Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band

Song Of The Year (A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year.

“Use Somebody,” Kings Of Leon

Best New Artist (For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

Zac Brown Band

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

“All About The Love Again,” Stevie Wonder

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (For established duos or groups, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Kids,” MGMT

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Sea Of Heartbreak,” Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” Willie Nelson & Norah Jones

Best Pop Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Throw Down Your Heart,” Béla Fleck

Best Pop Instrumental Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

American Classic, Willie Nelson

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Beyond Here Lies Nothin’,” Bob Dylan

“Change In The Weather,” John Fogerty

“Fork In The Road,” Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

“Can’t Find My Way Home,” Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
“Use Somebody,” Kings Of Leon

Best Rock Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Includes Rock, Hard Rock and Metal. Singles or Tracks only.)

“A Day In The Life,” Jeff Beck

“Warped Sister,” Booker T. Jones

“Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin’,” Brian Setzer Orchestra

“Now We Run,” Steve Vai

Best Rock Song (A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Rock, Hard Rock & Metal songs. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

“Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
“Working On A Dream,” Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album (Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

Live From Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King, Dave Matthews Band

Best Alternative Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne & Brian Eno

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix

It’s Blitz, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Best Contemporary Jazz Album (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

Big Neighborhood, Mike Stern

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group (For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

Five Peace Band — Live, Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band

The Bright Mississippi, Allen Toussaint

Best Americana Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Together Through Life, Bob Dylan

Electric Dirt, Levon Helm

Willie And The Wheel, Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel

Wilco (The Album), Wilco

Little Honey, Lucinda Williams

Best Bluegrass Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Could We Get Any Closer?, Jim Lauderdale

The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo, Steve Martin

Best Traditional Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

A Stranger Here, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Blue Again, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito

Rough & Tough, John Hammond

Best Box Set of Special Limited Edition Package

The Clifford Ball, Phish

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne & Brian Eno

Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963–1972), Neil Young

Best Contemporary Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

This Time, The Robert Cray Band

Live: Hope At The Hideout, Mavis Staples

Back To The River, Susan Tedeschi

Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band

Best Contemporary Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Middle Cyclone, Neko Case

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, Elvis Costello

Townes, Steve Earle

Best Reggae Album(Vocal or Instrumental.)

Awake, Julian Marley

Mind Control, Stephen Marley

Best Contemporary World Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Welcome To Mali, Amadou & Mariam

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 — Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck

Day By Day, Femi Kuti

Best Musical Album For Children (For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)

Family Time, Ziggy Marley

Pete Seeger Tribute — Ageless Kids’ Songs, Buck Howdy

Show 3 Comments

Relix.com