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    Tank & the Bangas, PJ Morton and the late Dr. John are among the New Orleans artists announced Tuesday as nominees of the 65th Grammy Awards.


    New Orleans artists Tank & the Bangas, PJ Morton and the late Dr. John are among the New Orleans artists announced Tuesday as nominees of the 65th Grammy Awards.

    No New Orleans artist dominated the nominations or turned up in the major categories like Jon Batiste did last year.

    Instead, a handful of locally affiliated nominations were spread across genre-specific categories.

    “Things Happen That Way,” the posthumous, final studio album by Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, who died in 2019, is nominated as best Americana album. Produced by guitarist Shane Theriot, the album mostly consists of Rebennack’s interpretations of country songs.

    It faces stiff competition from fellow Americana album nominees Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Keb'Mo' and Brandi Carlile.

    Tank & the Bangas, the hybrid R&B/hip-hop/spoken word group fronted by vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball, was nominated for a best new artist Grammy during the 2020 ceremony. This year, the Bangas’ latest album, “Red Balloon,” is up for best progressive R&B album.

    The nomination adds to what has been a big week for the Bangas. On Monday, the band performed the song "Communion in My Cup" on NBC's "Today" show. Afteward, Ball received a congratulatory hug from former First Lady Michelle Obama, who was also a guest on Monday's "Today" show.

    Morton, who has developed his own dual career as a contemporary R&B and gospel bandleader even as he keeps his “day job” as the keyboardist in Maroon 5, earned multiple nominations. The most prominent is the best R&B album nomination for his “Watch the Sun.”

    He is also nominated for best R&B song, for his “Please Don’t Walk Away.” His "The Better Benediction" is up for best gospel performance/song.

    “Stompin’ Ground,” a collaboration between Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from the soundtrack of the documentary “Take Me to the River: New Orleans,” is nominated in the American roots performance category.

    The soundtrack of New Orleans jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard's "Fire Shut Up In My Bones," the first opera by a Black composer to be presented in the 138-year history of New York's Metropolitan Opera, is nominated as best opera recording.

    “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story,” a documentary about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival featuring a mix of performance footage and interviews, is nominated for best music film.

    The festival factors into another nomination. “Live at the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival,” by the South Carolina vocal group Ranky Tanky, is nominated for best regional roots music album.


    The catch-all regional roots music album category generally includes some Louisiana artists as well as Hawaiian artists. Two southwest Louisiana acts, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-chas and Sean Ardoin, will go head to head in the category.

    Ardoin’s nominated album, “Full Circle,” is also credited to LSU’s Golden Band from Tigerland, which would earn a golden Gramophone trophy if the Ardoin album wins.

    The New Orleans-born Lil Wayne is a featured artist on DJ Khaled's "God Did," which received multiple nominations.

    The 65th Grammy Awards telecast is scheduled to air on CBS at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5.​
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  • #2
    Good luck to everyone except PJ 'demolition by neglect' Morton. May his future suffer the same fate as the Buddy Bolden House.

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    • #3
      I think I'm most excited for Ranky Tanky. That set was one of the best of the fest for me. I always root for the local band in that category, but with no NOLA regional roots nomination, I'm hoping Ranky Tanky gets the nod.
      Visit my Jazzfest advice site: http://jazzfest.swagland.com/

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      • #4
        We weren't expecting our film “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story,”​ to be in the running so that was a nice surprise today.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by festydave View Post
          We weren't expecting our film “Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story,”​ to be in the running so that was a nice surprise today.
          Excuse me....who are you? You need to go up to the "introduce yourself thread first".

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          • #6
            Shemekia Copland was nominated for DONE COME TO FAR which several Louisiana artists played on: Joe Cabral, Sonny Landreth, Cedric Watson, Andre Michot, and Washboard Chaz, and former New Orleans resident Pat Sansone.

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            • #7
              The Tedeschi Trucks magnum opus "I Am The Moon" was ignored. That is the roots music album of the year to me. Maybe releasing it as 4 CDs was a factor. In fact, it is a 24 song release in total and should have been considered as such.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by swag View Post

                “Stompin’ Ground,” a collaboration between Aaron Neville and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band from the soundtrack of the documentary “Take Me to the River: New Orleans,” is nominated in the American roots performance category.
                Best American Roots Performance

                Aaron Neville & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Stompin’ Ground
                Aoife O’Donovan & Allison Russell - Prodigal Daughter
                Bill Anderson Featuring Dolly Parton - Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)
                Fantastic Negrito - Oh Betty
                Madison Cunningham - Life According to Raechel

                Who'd a thunk Aaron and the DDBB would be up against Fantastic Negrito and Dolly Parton? Fantastic tweeted that he's voting for Dolly.
                Last edited by Headless Hornman; 11-16-2022, 09:52 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chopitulas View Post
                  The Tedeschi Trucks magnum opus "I Am The Moon" was ignored. That is the roots music album of the year to me. Maybe releasing it as 4 CDs was a factor. In fact, it is a 24 song release in total and should have been considered as such.
                  The Grammys totally cherrypick when it comes to roots music. They have no idea what they are doing. It's like they just throw everything against the wall and whatever sticks they nominate. I learned decades ago to totally ignore them. They gave Shelby Lynne "Best New Artist" 10 years into her career and after 6 albums and Jethro Tull won Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for some average album over Metallica ...And Justice For All. Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson famously said "The record company didn’t think it was really worth the expense of flying us over to Los Angeles because Metallica were favorites to win it. They are a joke.

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                  • #10
                    Congratulations to Molly Tuttle
                    Best New Artist

                    Anitta
                    Omar Apollo
                    DOMi & JD Beck
                    Samara Joy
                    Latto
                    Måneskin
                    Muni Long
                    Tobe Nwigwe
                    Molly Tuttle
                    Wet Leg

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                    • #11
                      Congratulations for the Stringdusters and again for Molly.

                      And the nominees for the 2023 Best Bluegrass Album are:
                      • Toward The Fray– The Infamous Stringdusters
                      • Almost Proud – The Del McCoury Band
                      • Calling You From My Mountain – Peter Rowan
                      • Crooked Tree – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
                      • Get Yourself Outside – Yonder Mountain String Band

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                      • #12
                        Congratulations for The Punch Brothers

                        Best Folk Album

                        Spellbound
                        Judy Collins

                        Revealer
                        Madison Cunningham

                        The Light At The End Of The Line
                        Janis Ian

                        Age Of Apathy
                        Aoife O'Donovan

                        Hell On Church Street
                        Punch Brothers​

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                        • #13
                          Another great Bluegrass pick. Alison Krauss
                          • Raise The Roof – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss for Best Americana Album

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by swag View Post
                            I think I'm most excited for Ranky Tanky. That set was one of the best of the fest for me. I always root for the local band in that category, but with no NOLA regional roots nomination, I'm hoping Ranky Tanky gets the nod.
                            Their set is one of the live CDs we picked up at fest this year. It's been in the road trip rotation in our car, where we still have a 5-CD player.

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