57th Grammy Awards Blues/Roots Nominees

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The 57th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The show will be broadcast live by CBS.

The 57th Grammy nominees in the Blues category are:

Common Ground – Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (Yep Roc Records)

Promise Of A Brand New Day – Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn Music)

Juke Joint Chapel – Charlie Musselwhite (Henrietta Records)

Decisions – Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin’ (Silver Talon Records)

Step Back – Johnny Winter (Megaforce Records)


A nod to other Blues/Roots artists in other categories:

Best American Roots Performance:

“Statesboro Blues” – Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal

“The Old Me Better” – Keb’ Mo’ featuring The California Feet Warmers


Best American Roots Song:

“Terms Of My Surrender” – John Hiatt


Best Americana Album:

Terms Of My Surrender – John Hiatt

Bluesamericana – Keb’ Mo’

Best R&B Album:

Give The People What They Want – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:

Get On Up: The James Brown Story (James Brown)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) – Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors (Various Artists) Label: Third Man Records/ Revenant Records

Best Album Notes:

The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) – Scott Blackwood, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical album:

Black Europe: The Sounds And Images Of Black People In Europe Pre-1927

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

Bluesamericana – Ross Hogarth & Casey Wasner, engineers; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer (Keb’ Mo’) Label: Kind Of Blue Music 

Best Music Film: 20 Feet From Stardom – Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill (Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers)




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