Congrats to Greater Nippertown’s Grammy Nominees
The nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday, and we’d like to pass along our congratulations to some of our own Greater Nippertown musicians who were honored.
Gustafer Yellowgold – the pointy-headed alien brainchild of Kingston’s Morgan Taylor – received a nomination for his album, Brighter Side, in the Best Children’s Album category.
Guitarslinger Scott Sharrard – a regular at such Greater Nippertown venues as the Cock ‘n Bull in Galway, Club Helsinki in Hudson and the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock – racked up a Grammy nod in the Best American Roots Songs for “My Only True Friend,” co-written with the late Gregg Allman. Sharrard also played guitar of Allman’s Southern Blood, which was nominated for Best Americana Album.
And The National – whose guitarist Aaron Dessner lives in Hudson, where the band’s latest album, Sleep Well Beast, was recorded at his Long Pond studio – earned two nods for the album – Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package.
And although he lives in Texas now, we would be shamefully remiss if we didn’t send a great big shout-out to Michael Corcoran, a music writer who was a major shaker & pusher on the Greater Nippertown music scene back in the early ’80s. Corky snagged a pair of nominations – Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes – for Washington Phillips and His Manzarene Dreams, a hardcover book/CD package examining the life and music of the nearly forgotten Texas gospel singer.
Best of luck to y’all. We’re rootin’ for ya…