Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Band to Receive Lifetime Acheivement Award at Grammys

It is my pleasure and honor to write that The Band has been announced as one of this year's recipients of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Sure the Grammys have lost most their credibility over time, but this is still something to be celebrated. It will be interesting to see who shows up to receive this award. Could Robbie share the stage with Levon again? It is just about guaranteed that Levon will be in attendance considering that his first new studio release in 25 years, Dirt Farmer, is nominated for Best Traditional Folk Album this year.

The other acts named by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences are pianoman Bert Bacharach, actress-singer Doris Day, jazzman Cab Calloway, bluegrass stomper Earl Scruggs, percussionist Max Roach and the legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Congratulations to Levon, Rick, Richard, Garth and Robbie!

Also, head to Levon's website to find a recent NPR interview broadcast on 12/11 and also watch the music video for "Poor Old Dirt Farmer" featuring frequent collaborator and Midnight Rambler Little Sammie Davis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thats two reasons to watch the grammys. robbie robbertson played with clapton last summer at the crossroads show in Chicago. Rare performance to say the least. PBS HD broadcasts the show on the Great Performances series. He is wearing somekind of giant tupee which is a bit distracting. Other than that a great set.