Monday, February 9, 2009

Folk music re-emerges at Grammy's

Folk music was the big surprise winner at the Grammy's on Sunday.

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant won Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Contemporary Folk/Americana album for Raising Sand. They also won for best pop collaboration, and best country collaboration.

Pete Seeger won another Grammy. This time for Pete Seeger at 89 on Appleseed.

Art Rosenbaum and Dust-to-Digital won a Grammy for the first volume of The Art of Field Recording.

As mentioned in another post, Michael Doucet and Beausoleil won a Grammy, as did the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Bela Fleck and Dr. John.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool! Alison now has 26 total Grammys. A boatload more than any other female artist...and only Quincy Jones has won more Grammys than any artist in music history (exactly one more = for a total of 27.) I suspect Alison will lead the pack soon enough. It doesn't seem that long ago we watched her as a young competition fiddler, and later in the Kentucky Fried Chicken Bluegrass Band Contest in Louisville, KY. Alison played fiddle and sang one song with a new group called "Union Station". Oh yeah...they won.