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February 12, 2009

Indie Artists Get Grammy Award Nominations & Wins

According to an email sent by Tony van Veen and CD Baby, the following independent artists (all unsigned CD Baby clients) were nominated for Grammy Awards this year. Some of them even won!


Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Linda Jones - Baby I Know
http://cdbaby.com/cd/lindajones

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Wayna - Higher Ground
http://cdbaby.com/cd/wayna2

Best New Age Album
Peter Kater - Ambrosia
http://cdbaby.com/cd/peterkater13

Best Tropical Latin Album
Gonzalo Grau Y La Clave Secreta - Frutero Moderno
http://cdbaby.com/cd/ggylcs

Best Tejano Album
Tortilla Factory - All That Jazz
http://cdbaby.com/cd/tortilla8

Best Traditional Blues Album
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On
http://cdbaby.com/cd/elvinbishop

Best Traditional Folk Album
Tom Paxton - Comedians & Angels
http://cdbaby.com/cd/tompaxton3
Peggy Seeger - Bring Me Home
http://cdbaby.com/cd/peggyseeger5
Winner! Pete Seeger - At 89
http://cdbaby.com/cd/peteseegerat89

Best Hawaiian Music Album
Various Artists - Hawaiian Slack Key Kings Master Series, Vol. 2
http://cdbaby.com/cd/hskk2

Best Reggae Album
Winner! Burning Spear - Jah is Real
http://cdbaby.com/cd/burningspear10

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Cedric Watson - Cedric Watson
http://cdbaby.com/cd/cedricwatson

Best Polka Album - Vocal or Instrumental
LynnMarie & Charlie Kelley as The Boxhounds - Speechless
http://cdbaby.com/cd/boxhounds
Walter Ostanek and His Band, Jerry Darlak and The Touch, Bob Kravos and His Band -
Back To Back Hall of Fame Polkas
http://cdbaby.com/cd/wojdbkbands

Best Musical Album For Children
Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could -
Here Comes Brady Rymer And The Little Band That Could
http://cdbaby.com/cd/bradyrymer6

Best Spoken Word Album For Children
Buck Howdy With BB - Around The Campfire
http://cdbaby.com/cd/buckhowdy3

Best Recording Package
The Ditty Bops - Summer Rains
http://cdbaby.com/cd/dittybops

Yes ... Elvin Bishop, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, and Burning Spear are officially considered indie artists. I haven't checked out the facts, but I assume they are no longer signed to labels and are running their careers as free agents. Amen to that!

Congrats to all the "indie" nominees and winners!

-Bob


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