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  • Smithsonian Folkways receives five GRAMMY nominations: Woody Guthrie (2), Elizabeth Mitchell, Quetzal, and Stephen Wade

    Smithsonian Folkways artists received five nominations for the 55th GRAMMY Awards! The winners will be announced by The Recording Academy on February 10, 2013. Click here for the complete list of nominees.

    Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, an in-depth boxed set released in honor of the influential folk singer/songwriter’s 100th birthday, earned two nominations. Guthrie also inspired Elizabeth Mitchell’s album Little Seed: Songs for Children By Woody Guthrie, which was nominated for Best Children’s Album. Imaginaries, recorded by East L.A.-based Quetzal as part of the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latin American music, earned a nod for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Stephen Wade was nominated in the Best Album Notes category for his extensively researched essay accompanying Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition.

    The nominations for Woody at 100 bring Woody Guthrie’s lifetime count to five, in addition to his 1998 GRAMMY Hall of Fame induction and his 2000 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.  These are the first nominations for Elizabeth Mitchell, Quetzal, and Stephen Wade. The five nominations tie the previous high for Smithsonian Folkways (2005), and the nonprofit label now has 25 lifetime nominations.

    Nomination List:

    Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:
    Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
    Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)

    Best Historical Album:
    Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
    Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Woody Guthrie)

    Best Children's Album:
    Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie
    Elizabeth Mitchell

    Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:
    Imaginaries
    Quetzal

    Best Album Notes:
    Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition
    Stephen Wade, album notes writer (Stephen Wade)

    Smithsonian Folkways artists received five nominations for the 55th GRAMMY Awards! The winners will be announced by The Recording Academy on February 10, 2013. Click here for the complete list of nominees.

    Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, an in-depth boxed set released in honor of the influential folk singer/songwriter’s 100th birthday, earned two nominations. Guthrie also inspired Elizabeth Mitchell’s album Little Seed: Songs for Children By Woody Guthrie, which was nominated for Best Children’s Album. Imaginaries, recorded by East L.A.-based Quetzal as part of the Smithsonian Folkways Tradiciones/Traditions series of Latin American music, earned a nod for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album. Stephen Wade was nominated in the Best Album Notes category for his extensively researched essay accompanying Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition.

    The nominations for Woody at 100 bring Woody Guthrie’s lifetime count to five, in addition to his 1998 GRAMMY Hall of Fame induction and his 2000 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.  These are the first nominations for Elizabeth Mitchell, Quetzal, and Stephen Wade. The five nominations tie the previous high for Smithsonian Folkways (2005), and the nonprofit label now has 25 lifetime nominations.

    Nomination List:

    Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:
    Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
    Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)

    Best Historical Album:
    Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
    Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, compilation producers; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Woody Guthrie)

    Best Children's Album:
    Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie
    Elizabeth Mitchell

    Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:
    Imaginaries
    Quetzal

    Best Album Notes:
    Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition
    Stephen Wade, album notes writer (Stephen Wade)