Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano Wins Grammy Award
Mariachi's Los Camperos de Nati Cano won a Grammy Award February 8th, 2009 in the Best Regional Mexican Album category for Amor, Dolor y Lágrimas: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. This is the first Grammy Award for Los Camperos de Nati Cano (though Nati Cano performed on Linda Ronstadt's grammy-winning recordings Canciones de Mi Padre and Mas Canciones) and the third Grammy Award for a Smithsonian Folkways album, joining 2005's cELLAbration! A Tribute to Ella Jenkins and 1997's Anthology of American Folk Music™.
Congratulations as well to Michael Doucet who won for Best Zydeco or Cajun Album for Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: BeauSoleil & Michael Doucet. Michael Doucet's Smithsonian Folkways album From Now On was nominated in the same category. Pete Seeger also won for Best Traditional Folk album for At 89 and Tom Paxton, who appears on five Smithsonian Folkways recordings, received a lifetime achievement award.