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Grammy nominees with Southern ties

Mastodon @ Voodoo Experience 2011 || Photo by Jimmy Grotting

Combing through the GRAMMY nominations, it was exciting to see New Orleans’ own Rebirth Brass Band getting their first ever nomination, as well as a substantial number of artists covered by Live Music Blog: NOLA, a NolaVie content partner, at shows around town in 2011.

Other New Orleans-linked nominees are Lake Charles resident Lucinda Williams, Ledisi (three nominations), frequent Jazzfest performer Marcia Ball, local zydeco artist C.J. Chenier and Louisiana music mainstays Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys. Take a look below, as we’ve included the artists, category nominated and venue/date information for their New Orleans shows (and a few from ACL) with a link to our coverage. Click on the date hyperlink to see the LMBN post from each band’s show.

Rebirth Brass BandRebirth of New Orleans (Best Regional Roots Music Album) || Tipitina’s Uptown || 2/4/11

Mumford & Sons – The Cave (Record/Song of the Year) || Railroad Revival Tour @ Woldenburg Park – New Orleans, LA || 4/27/11

TinariwenTassili (Best World Music Album) || House of Blues – New Orleans, LA || 11/7/11

Bela Fleck & Howard Levy – Life In Eleven (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) (Best Instrumental Composition) || House of Blues – New Orleans, LA || 10/11/11

Mastodon – Curl of the Burl (Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance) || Voodoo Experience @ City Park – New Orleans, LA || 10/28/11

Gillian WelchThe Harrow and the Harvest (Best Folk Album) || Tipitina’s Uptown || 8/11/11

WilcoThe Whole Love (Best Rock Album) || Jazz Fest 2011 @ New Orleans Fairgrounds || 5/5/11

Lucinda Williams – Blessed (Best Americana Album || Jazz Fest 2011 @ New Orleans Fairgrounds || 5/5/11

Kanye West – All of the Lights (Song of the Year || Austin City Limits || 9/16/11 (7 nominations)

SKRILLEX – Best New Artist || The Sugar Mill – New Orleans, LA || 9/28/11 (5 nominations)

My Morning JacketCircuital (Best Alternative Rock Album) || Austin City Limits || 9/17/11

Gregg AllmanLow Country Blues (Best Blues Album) || House of Blues – New Orleans, LA || 5/4/2011

Allison Krauss & Union StationPaper Airplane (Best Bluegrass Album) || Austin City Limits || 9/17/11

Del McCoury BandOld Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe (Best Bluegrass Album) || Toured With Preservation Hall Jazz Band) || Voodoo Experience / 2011 American Legacies

Also of interest:

Marcia Ball – Songs of Attraction (Best Blues Album)
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Best Folk Album – LMB NOLA SONG and ALBUM of the YEAR)
Trin-I-Tee 5:7 (Best Gospel Album)
Ledisi – Pieces of Me (Three Nominations)
Harry Connick Jr. – “In Concert On Broadway” (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album)
Steve Earle – I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Warren Haynes – Man In Motion (Best Blues Album)
Levon Helm – Ramble at the Ryman (Best Americana Album)
Sonny Rollins – Sonnymoon For Two (Best Improvised Jazz Solo)
Pat Metheny – What It’s All About (Best New Age Album)


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