Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammys? Yup, Got Those Too

Last night was a time to shine for the music business - some argue the Grammys are the industry's biggest night. That said, Durham sure looked good up was a rather big night for the place where great things happen.

The Carolina Chocolate
First off, Durham's Carolina Chocolate Drops won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. They are touring now, so check out their website for dates and venues.
Durham-based Merge Records has a little band on their label that may be a familiar name. Arcade Fire won for Album of the Year. In case that's not clear...this is an incredibly big deal for the label, the band...and maybe even for the home team in the Bull City.

Lastly, one of Durham's own took the stage to perform. Any fan of The Avett Brothers knows that the cellist (yup, they have a cellist) is none other than Joe Kwon who lives here. He also runs a food blog that offers great variety since he blogs about what he eats while on the road...around the world on tour. It's called Taste On Tour and it's definitely worth a read.

So, Durham has added to its list of Grammy winners. These newcomers join the likes of Nneena Freelon and Branford Marsalis who make Durham their home.


  1. Bravo to all! You make Durham PROUD!

  2. Please don't forget Durham's 2010 grammy winner: Kora player Mamadou Diabate, winner of the Traditional World Music Album award.