THREE ALLIGATOR ALBUMS RECEIVE GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Shemekia Copeland's Uncivil War and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's 662 Nominated in Best Contemporary Blues Album Category
Bishop’s soulful, fuzzed-up, blues-rooted picking and Musselwhite’s rich, hard-edged smokin’ harp style [are] exquisite. They mine the chemistry and down-home vibe to cook up a blues menu that’s as comfortable as a big ol’ plate of biscuits and gravy. —Living Blues
Two old friends celebrate a century of entwined tradition and innovation. Exquisite harmonica-guitar duets like Muddy Waters and Little Walter, or Johnny Shines and Shakey Horton. Mature, masterly, endlessly rewarding. Four Stars. —MOJO
Shemekia Copeland is the greatest blues singer of her generation. —The Washington Post
Copeland provides a soundtrack for contemporary America...powerful, ferocious, clear-eyed and hopeful...She’s in such control of her voice that she can scream at injustices before she soothes with loving hope. It sends shivers up your spine. —Living Blues
Her voice is strong and soulful and her message comes from her heart. —Mavis Staples
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram represents the next generation of great American blues artists. —PBS NewsHour
Only 22, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has already made his mark as one of the best, and undoubtedly most exciting, blues guitarists in the world. —Guitar World
"Exceptional album...astonishing creativity."
#1 Blues Album Of 2021 —MOJO
On Tuesday, November 23, The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards. Three Alligator Records albums were recognized.
Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite's acclaimed 100 Years Of Blues received a nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. Bishop has been nominated for three previous Grammy Awards. Musselwhite has been nominated 13 times, and won a Grammy Award in 2013.
Shemekia Copeland's groundbreaking release, Uncivil War, received a nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Copeland has received three previous Grammy Award nominations.
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's sophomore release, 662, also received a nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category. His debut, Kingfish, received a Grammy Award nomination in 2019.
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on January 31, 2022.