Don’t expect to see Charlie Musselwhite or Jimmie Vaughan perform live at the Grammy Awards show (8-11:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS). I guess there is just no time available, considering scheduled performances by the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and the Jim Henson Company Puppets.
Apparently, the blues these days just aren’t ready for prime time.
But, blues musicians Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd and singer Mavis Staples will be among the performers featured at the Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony that will be streamed live from 4-7 ET Sunday on www.grammy.com/live and www.youtube.com/thegrammys. The live stream of the Pre-Telecast Ceremony will remain on www.grammy.com as video on demand for 30 days following the event.
Grammy nominees in the Best Traditional Blues Album Vocal or Instrumental category are:
”Giant” -- James Cotton (Alligator)
“Memphis Blues” -- Cyndi Lauper (Mercer Street Records)
“The Well” -- Charlie Musselwhite (Alligator)
“Joined At The Hip” -- Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith (Telarc)
“Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites” -- Jimmie Vaughan (Shout! Factory)
Nominated as Best Contemporary Blues Album Vocal or Instrumental are:
“Nothing's Impossible” -- Solomon Burke (E1 Music)
“Tribal” -- Dr. John And The Lower 911 (429 Records)
“Living Proof” -- Buddy Guy (Silvertone/Jive)
“Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook” -- Bettye LaVette
“Live! In Chicago” -- Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Bryan Lee, and Buddy Flett (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records)
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