Blues Legends, Recorded Live in Dallas, Are Up for a Grammy Award
Grammy nominations were announced today, and though there aren't just a whole lot of locals on the list -- LeAnn Rimes (who barely counts these days), Brave Combo (best polka album, whadya think?) and the Combo's Bubba Hernandez and Alex Meixner -- there is one album recorded in Dallas up for an award: Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas.
It was recorded at the Majestic Theater on October 16, 2004, when Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, Robert Lockwood Jr. and David "Honeyboy" Edwards came to town to reclaim Dallas' "place as a blues capitol," says the MySpace page set up by the Blue Shoe Project, which recorded and released the album last year. Also nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album: Pinetop Perkins, Otis Rush, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Koko Taylor . --Robert Wilonsky
Update Courtney Dodson, operations manager for the Dallas Wind Symphony, says I neglected to mention the DWS' Grammy nod in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical, for the album Garden Of Dreams, recorded in 2006 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano. It's an engineer's award, and nominated for the disc is Keith O. Johnson. So, there ya go, Courtney.
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