The 2019 Blues & Roots Grammy Nominees

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Blues & Roots Grammy NomineesEvery year we are anxious to see who will get recognized in the Blues Grammy category. It’s always strange though to have to scroll forever to find them when we feel they should be first on the long list (instead of like 49th). After all, the Blues is the roots, and all the rest are the fruits, as the great Willie Dixon had so eloquently stated! I also scroll through other categories, as you can see, to discover if other Blues-Roots-Soul artists have been singled out (click “find more” to see). And a few have. Congratulations to all the nominees.

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
  • Benton County Relic Cedric Burnside
  • The Blues Is Alive And Well Buddy Guy
  • No Mercy In This Land Ben Harper And Charlie Musselwhite
  • Don’t You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues Of Blue Lu Barker) Maria Muldaur

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • Please Don’t Be Dead Fantastic Negrito
  • Here In Babylon Teresa James And The Rhythm Tramps
  • Cry No More Danielle Nicole
  • Out Of The Blues Boz Scaggs
  • Victor Wainwright And The Train Victor Wainwright And The Train

American Roots Music: Best Americana Album

  • Things Have Changed Bettye LaVette

American Roots Music: Best American Roots Performance

  • “Saint James Infirmary Blues” Jon Batiste Track from: Hollywood Africans

Best Americana Album

  • Things Have Changed Bettye LaVette

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Too Many Bad Habits Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Johnny Nicholas)

Best Album Notes

  • Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris
  • David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists)

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