Grammys http://kplu.org en 7 Shots At Grammy For Seattle Duo Macklemore And Ryan Lewis http://kplu.org/post/7-shots-grammy-seattle-duo-macklemore-and-ryan-lewis <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s&nbsp;</span>Macklemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Ryan Lewis have seven shots at a&nbsp;Grammy&nbsp;Award on Sunday. The hip-hop duo is nominated for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album and Best Music Video.</span></p><p>Local pop music critic and writer Gene Stout&nbsp;says that’s an impressive list of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grammy.com/nominees" target="_blank">nominations</a>.</p><p>“A lot of people think of&nbsp;Macklemore&nbsp;and Lewis as an overnight success, but they’re not,” Stout said.&nbsp;“Macklemore’s&nbsp;been at it for 10 years. Certainly what they’ve done with two chart hits is extraordinary. And for a duo, it hasn’t really happened since the ‘90s.”</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:43:07 +0000 Ed Ronco 12848 at http://kplu.org 7 Shots At Grammy For Seattle Duo Macklemore And Ryan Lewis Mumford & Sons Take Home Album Of The Year Grammy http://kplu.org/post/mumford-sons-take-home-album-year-grammy <em>Listen to Mandalit del Barco's radio report from the Grammys at the audio link.</em><p>The folk-rock quartet <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/101141614/mumford-and-sons" target="_blank">Mumford & Sons</a> won album of the year for <em>Babel </em>and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15193815/the-black-keys" target="_blank">The Black Keys</a> dominated the rock category at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:10:42 +0000 7766 at http://kplu.org Mumford & Sons Take Home Album Of The Year Grammy Who is Esperanza Spalding? http://kplu.org/post/who-esperanza-spalding <p>Esperanza Spalding walked into the KPLU Seattle studios like some teenaged gunslinger. However, she’d been working full time in music for most of her 25 years, and her chosen weapon was a double-bass that reached just above her impressive afro.</p><p>Now a Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist (take that, Justin Bieber!), I’ve recently enjoyed listening back to our meeting a year ago, and specifically our interview.</p><p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:44:58 +0000 Abe Beeson 793 at http://kplu.org Who is Esperanza Spalding? A Grammys pop quiz http://kplu.org/post/grammys-pop-quiz <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-951398.mp3</p><p>The Grammys have been awarded since 1959, when Henry Mancini&#39;s &quot;Peter Gunn&quot; was the hit of the year. Some of the greats have been honored along the way, from Frank Sinatra to The Beatles to Quincy Jones.</p><p>Some not-so-greats have been honored, too. Milli Vanilli had to give theirs back-- seems they weren&#39;t actually on their award-winning record.</p><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:25:27 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 757 at http://kplu.org A Grammys pop quiz