Sunday, February 8, 2009

Local musicians win Grammys

All area musicians that were up for Grammy Awards tonight won in their respective categories.

Folk legend and Beacon resident Pete Seeger won a Grammy Award in the Folk category for latest album, "At 89." The Freeman's Blaise Schweitzer interviewed him recently.

Woodstock's Jack DeJohnette won in the New Age category for "Peace Time."

And, as always (it seems), Orange County's Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra won in the much-coveted polka category for his latest, "Let The Whole World Sing."
None of these awards are part of tonight's telecast. There are 110 categories, after all, including comedy (the late George Carlin won) and spoken word ("An Inconvenient Truth" (Al Gore)" Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon & Blair Underwood).

So the presidential loser has now won a Nobel Peace Prize, an Oscar and a Grammy.