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Grammy makes few nods to the Northwest
By Paul de Barros
Seattle Times music critic
Nominations were announced Wednesday for the 2013 Grammy Awards. In contrast to recent years, Seattle-area artists did not fare well. However, Seattle hip-hop producer Jake One got two nods for production credits, one for the album, "Some Nights," by Fun., nominated for Record of the Year, and another for "3 Kings," a track on Rick Ross' album, "God Forgives, I Don't," nominated for Best Rap Album.
Beyond Seattle, Bellingham native Malay co-produced Frank Ocean's album, "Channel Orange," up for album of the year, and Denver band The Lumineers, which recorded its eponymous debut album at Bear Creek studios, in Woodinville, received two nominations, for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album.
The Lumineers' album is best-known for the catchy single "Ho Hey," which found an early champion in KEXP DJ John Richards.
Seattle record producer David Miles Huber was nominated for Best Surround Sound Album, for his record "Chamberland."
And Martha Gonzalez, a graduate student at the University of Washington, sang lead vocals on the album "Imaginaries," by the group Quetzal, nominated for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.
Portland was represented by bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, who received a nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album, and The Oregon Symphony's recording of "Music for a Time of War," conducted by Carlos Kalmar, which received nods for best engineered classical album, best orchestral performance and classical producer of the year (Blanton Alspaugh).
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