2016 Grammy Preview, Sorta
As is typical, you won’t find a great deal of coverage of current-day Grammy nominees in the virtual pages of Musoscribe. But you will find a few things.
- The Mavericks are nominated in the Best Americana Album category for Mono. They also got a nomination for “Best American Roots Song” for Mono‘s “All Night Long.” My review of Mono is here. I love that album.
- A tribute album to Muddy Waters has a nomination. I reviewed Muddy Waters 100 in August.
- Bill Frisell‘s Guitar in the Space Age! is nominated in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category. Me, I was a bit underwhelmed.
- The documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me got a sorta-nomination in the Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media category. I interviewed Kim Campbell about the film.
- Buddy Guy‘s Born to Play Guitar is nominated in the Best Blues Album category. I covered it briefly on its release.
- The Revelers earned a nomination for their latest album, Get Ready. Here’s my recent interview with The Revelers.
- The remastered reissue of Roger Waters‘ Amused to Death is nominated in the Best Surround Sound Album category. My review of that album is here.
Well, whaddya know! I guess there are more than a couple after all. Who knew? The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast one month from today, on February 15, 2016.
About the Author
With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.