The nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards were announced last night, and if you tuned in to the live concert announcements on CBS to catch the Blues category, you wasted your time. The full list of nominees is available, however, on Grammy.com But, Full-Time Blues Radio has you covered on the Blues category right here, right now!
It’s a great year for harmonica players in the Blues category, especially if your name is Charlie Musselwhite! Charlie is nominated twice in this category: once for his collaboration with Ben Harper on their album Get Up!, and once as a part of the all-star lineup on the live tribute album Remembering Little Walter, alongside Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, Mark Hummel, and James Harman.
Legendary harmonica ace James Cotton is nominated for his stellar album Cotton Mouth Man; and our personal favorite album of the year here at the Full-Time Blues Radio offices – Bobby Rush’s Down In Louisiana rounds out the nominations alongside Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa’s Seesaw.
Only One can win, however, and you can count on us to keep you posted as to who takes home the trophy on January 26, 2014. Make sure to scroll down and check out the other notable nominations from other categories, as well. Check out the full list below.
Best Blues Album
Other Notable Nominations
Best Rock Performance: Jack White “I’m Shakin'”
Best Rock Song: “Ain’t Messin’ Round” Gary Clark Jr.//”Doom and Gloom” Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Gary Clark Jr. “Please Come Home”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: The Civil Wars “From This Valley”
Best Americana Album: Mavis Staples One True Vine//Allen Toussaint Songbook
Best Folk Album: Various Artists They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration
Best Regional Roots Album: Terrence Simien & the Zydeco Experience Dockside Sessions
Best Music Video: Jack White “I’m Shakin'”
Best Music Film: Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite I’m In I’m Out I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!