Yesterday evening I received this email from Barrett:
I just got the Grammy ballots today and congratulations, you all made the cut. I have attached the pdfs for the three categories of New Age, Jazz, and Folk so you can see your competition. So to help you find your names (it’s alphabetical) here are the numbers:
Ottmar Liebert (One Guitar) and Stephen Duros (Thira) are both listed in the Best New Age album category as Stephen #032 and Ottmar #059
Jon Gagan (Transit 2) is listed in Best Contemporary Jazz Album as #021
Round Mountain (Truth and Darkness) is listed in Best Traditional Folk Album as #042
For your consideration, if you are voting member of Naras.
The first selection was made by Grammy commitees and this first vote is made by members of Naras, who received ballots in the mail. Their vote decides which 5 items are officially nominated in each category. A second set of ballots will then be sent out that decides the winner from the five choices.
PS: and let’s not forget Rahim AlHaj and Souhail Kaspar who are listed in the Traditional World Music Album category with When the Soul Is Settled: Music of Iraq – #001!!
Well deserved congratulations to all involved!
congratulations for making the cut!
quick question though. how do you feel about the category New Age? i mean, do you think it best describe your genre of music? or do you feel that this label is too limiting or even ambiguous at times (e.g. “music associated with New Age belief.”) what does New Age music mean to you anyway? :)
in short: if you have it your way, what would be your alternative term to New Age? or are you already comfortable being categorized with the New Age genre?
Oh my! All of you guys, damn – congrats!!
CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!
Congratulations I hope you all celebrate with some good wine. It would be so cool to see you get recogniton and for your way of creating a new way to share music with out the Big guys.
oh that’s fabulous! – congratulations to all!
Kudos and many thanks to all for the wonderful music.