Well Washington state has a few artist to watch for during the 54th Grammy’s, airing tomorrow night (February 12th) at eight PM. Although we’re stretching it a bit to claim some of these bands/artists as our own, they are near and dear enough to our hearts that we can wish them good luck.
Although Foo Fighters isn’t technically a Seattle based band, leader Dave Grohl was once the drummer of Nirvana which is of course makes them easy enough to claim as our own. This year Foo Fighters are up for whopping nine nominations. They put out an strong album in 2011 called “Wasting Light” and it’s carrying them this year for a nomination for “album of the year”, “Best rock album” along with “best rock song” entitled “walk” and “best hard rock performance” for their song “White limbo”. It sees almost impossible that the band will walk away empty handed.
Also, home grown Death Cab For Cutie is nominated for “best alternative music album” for their 2011 release of “Codes and Keys”.
The Decemberists will be duking it out with the Foo Fighters for “best rock performance” for their song “Down by the water” from their latest album “The king is dead”. Lead singer Colin Meloy is also nominated for “best rock song” “Down by the water”.
Eddie Vedder, former lead singer of Pearl Jam, and now prolific artist is competing with Fleet Foxes for the “best folk album”. Both released strong albums in 2011, Vedder’s is a compilation of ukulele songs, the album holds that name and the Fleet Foxes released “Helplessness Blues”.
It’s great to see local bands and artists receiving praise for their works. I wish them all the best.