Grammy nominee congratulations!

Johnny Cash 1986 Grammy award
Johnny Cash 1986 Grammy award

Congratulations to great Hideout friends Mavis Staples, Justin Roberts, and The Numero Group on their recently announced nominations for 2011 Grammy Awards!

Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone

Mavis Staples was nominated for the Best Americana Album Grammy for her You Are Not Alone album. The album was produced by Jeff Tweedy after Mavis and he met for the first time at The Hideout on Monday, June 23rd, 2008, when Mavis recorded her album Live: Hope At The Hideout. Congratulations to Mavis, her great band, Jeff, Kelly Hogan, Nora O’Connor, and everyone else involved!
Justin Roberts Jungle Gym
Justin Roberts Jungle Gym

Justin Roberts was nominated for the Best Musical Album for Children Grammy for his Jungle Gym album. The album was produced by Liam Davis and features the Not Ready for Naptime Players, including Hideout favorites Liam Davis, Gerald Dowd, and Jacqueline Shimmel. Judy Sutton’s TimeOut Chicago Hipsqueak Justin Roberts nominated for Grammy Award provides plenty of details. Congratulations to Justin, Liam, Jacqueline, and everyone else involved!
Numero Group Light: On the South Side ~ Michael Abramson photo
Numero Group Light: On the South Side ~ Michael Abramson photo

Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier, and Ken Shipley of The Numero Group were nominated for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for Light: On the South Side, a book/double album package featuring photographs by Michael L. Abramson taken in clubs on the South Side of Chicago between 1975 and 1977. Here’s the trailer for Light: On the Southside. Congratulations to Tom, Rob, Ken, Michael and everyone else involved!

Check out these articles that list these friends and others from Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois who received nominations…

Jim DeRogatis’ wbez.org Pop N Stuff Chicago’s Grammy nominees

Thomas Conner’s Chicago Sun-Times Music: Via Chicago Chicago’s Grammy contenders include Mavis Staples, Common, R. Kelly, Buddy Guy, CSO

Brent DiCrescenzo’s TimeOut Chicago The TOC Blog 2010 Grammy nominees announced; Kanye, R. Kelly, Mavis, Numero land local nods. Plus Brent’s predictions.