Thursday, December 04, 2008

Joyous breaking news, a Grammy nomination in the extended tribe!

Jerry Lopez recently lent his vocal and guitar artistry to a new CD project by our dear friends from Austin TX, Tony "Ham" Guerrero, his son Alfredo, and their posse in "Tortilla Factory."

As reported yesterday in the Austin news:
Several Austin acts up for Grammys
By Joe Gross | Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 09:15 PM

While Lil Wayne topped 51st annual Grammy away nominations with eight, several Austin acts also received nods.

Tortilla Factory’s “All That Jazz” and Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution’s “Viva La Revolucion” are both up for Best Tejano album.

Marcia Ball’s “Peace, Love and BBQ” was nominated for Contemporary Blues album and Pinetop Perkins’ “Pinetop Perkins and Friends” is up for Traditional Blues album.

Grupo Fantasma’s “Sonidos Gold” is up for Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album.

Redd Volkaert is one of several guitarists up for Best Country Instrumental for the song “Cluster Pluck.”

Austin choral group Conspirare grabbed two nominations including Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance. Read all about it here.

Coldplay grabbed seven nods, and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West each earned six noms.

Alison Krauss, John Mayer, Robert Plant, Radiohead and Jazmine Sullivan received five each, and Adele, Danger Mouse, Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, George Strait, and T.I. each received four nominations.

That is simply wonderful! Major props to our TX brothers.

Some of you may recall that I included them recently in my "Friends of Santa Fe Podcast Volume Four." This is the cut from that podcast, a tune entitled "Come On Baby Girl." It is excellent.

We certainly hope they win the Grammy, but the nomination alone is inspiring and a validation. You can go here to order their music.


Miss my sweetie...


Listen to the entire clip, it only takes a couple of minutes.

"Chai, chai, chainn.nn.n....chain the foo-o-ool...chai, chai, chai-eey-yain...chain the foo-ool."

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