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Past Interview Subjects Nominated for 2016 Grammy Awards.

December 8, 2015

The 2016 Grammy nominations were announced today. Several of my past interview subjects received nominations this year. I choose most of my interview subjects. If I interview an artist, it is because I greatly respect their work. It is always a great honor to interview so many diverse, talented people.

Guitarist John Scofield is nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo (for “Past Present”) and Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard is nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

The Punch Brothers are nominated for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for their song “Julep.” They are also nominated for Best Americana Album.

Jason Isbell is nominated for Best American Roots Song for “24 Frames.”  He is also nominated for Best Americana Album.

Pianist John Cleary is nominated for Best Regional Roots Music Album.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is nominated for Best World Music Album.

The Grateful Dead are nominated for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package.

DJ/Producer Kaskade is nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his remix of the Galantis track “Runaway (U & I).”


Why Some People Don’t Know Beck.

February 10, 2015

After the 2015 Grammys, there was a lot of discussion online about Beck’s win. The reason why some people don’t know who Beck is because music has become a fairly singular experience. There’s not as much emphasis on everyone knowing the same set of songs that are popular, as it used to be with radio. You might be listening to totally different artists that the person next to you has never heard of, even if you both enjoy the same style of music. I see that a ton in indie rock.

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