Folk Fest Friends take on the Grammys
Truly amazing to see so many of our Folk Fest friends getting Grammy recognition for their work and amazing musical talent!
The nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced this week and we’re very pleased to share that so many of our festival friends are being recognized for their amazing talents!
The Avett Brothers took the Winnipeg Folk Fest stage in 2010 and 2013. This year they are nominated for Best American Roots Performance for Ain’t No Man and Best Americana Album for True Sadness. After watching them live on stage we’re definitely not surprised they’ve been nominated for these two awards.
Sarah Jarosz is nominated for two Grammys in 2016! Best American Roots Performance for House Of Mercy and Best Folk Album for her 2016 release of Undercurrent. Jarosz performed to a jaw-dropped Folk Fest crowd in 2011 and we certainly won’t forget it!
Blind Boys Of Alabama (Winnipeg Folk Fest 2013) have been nominated for Best American Roots Performance for Mother's Children Have A Hard Time. Album Coming Home by O'Connor Band With Mark O'Connor (Winnipeg Folk Fest 1985 & 2000) and The Hazel And Alice Sessions by Laurie Lewis (Winnipeg Folk Fest 1988, 1994 & 1998) & The Right Hands have both been nominated for Best Blue Grass Album. And Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Winnipeg Folk Fest 1987) has been nominated for Best World Music Album with for Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers.
Our Folk Fest family performers dominate the category for Best Children’s Album! Frances England (Winnipeg Folk Fest 2015) has been nominated for the album Explorer Of The World, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (Winnipeg Folk Fest 2011 & 2015) has been nominated for the album Infinity Plus One and The Okee Dokee Brothers (Winnipeg Folk Fest 2013) for the album Saddle Up.
The Grammys are being held on February 12, 2017 and a list of all the Folk Fest friends and their nominations are below.
Best American Roots Performance
Ain't No Man - The Avett Brothers
Track from: True Sadness Label: American Recordings/Republic Records
Mother's Children Have A Hard Time - Blind Boys Of Alabama
Track from: God Don't Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson Label: Alligator Records
House Of Mercy - Sarah Jarosz
Track from: Undercurrent Label: Sugar Hill Records
Best Americana Album
True Sadness - The Avett Brothers
Label: American Recordings/Republic Records
Best Blue Grass Album
The Hazel And Alice Sessions - Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
Label: Spruce And Maple Music
Coming Home - O'Connor Band With Mark O'Connor
Label: Rounder Records
Best Folk Album
Undercurrent - Sarah Jarosz
Label: Sugar Hill Records
Best World Music Album
Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Label: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Best Children's Album
Explorer Of The World - Frances England
Label: Frances England Music
Infinity Plus One - Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Label: Underground Records
Saddle Up - The Okee Dokee Brothers
Label: Okee Dokee Music
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