GRAMMY NOMINATION DISCOVERIES
I love when the Grammy nominations come out - not cuz of who got snubbed or what the indie darling surprises are, but because it gives me an opportunity to dig into some music I wouldn't normally listen to.
- •Julieta Venegas - Algo SucedeBest Latin Pop Album nominee. Soothing AF.
- •Anthony Brown & group therApy - "Worth"Hell yea. Sweet gospel tune.
- •Andra Day - Cheers To The FallBest R&B Album & Performance nominee. "Forever Mine" is something special.
- •Hiatus Kaiyote - "Breathing Underwater"Stellar track. Best R&B Performance nominee.
- •Shemekia Copeland - "Crossbone Beach"I didn't love this Best Blues Album nominee, but this song got its hooks in me.
- •Alex Cuba - HealerBest Latin Pop Album nominee. "Sarah" and "Beautiful Mistake" are standouts.
- •Cedric Burnside Project - Descendents of Hill CountyBest Blues Album nominee. I've always enjoyed RL Burnside, as I got there via Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Feeling these Cedric Burnside tunes.
- •Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's DaughterThis album is nominated in the Americana Album category and it's so good. I know she's huge, but I wouldn't have heard her stuff otherwise.
- •Jonathan McReynolds - "Gotta Have You"Life Music: Stage Two (Best Gospel Album nominee) is okay but this standout tune is fun and sweet.