Shemekia Copeland's Done Come Too Far
Nominated in Best Contemporary Blues Album Category

Charlie Musselwhite's Mississippi Son
Nominated in Best Traditional Blues Album Category

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

I am so happy Shemekia is delivering these songs that the world needs to hear. Her voice is strong and soulful and her message comes from her heart.
—Mavis Staples


Blues roots perfection.  —Rolling Stone

A triumphant personal journey…powerful and incisive…a beautiful masterpiece…ranks among his finest work.”
—Living Blues

Charlie Musselwhite has the power to summon not only the blues’ great spirits, but the places they rose from. Mississippi Son is spare as a skeleton’s rib cages, but as beautiful as a fresh magnolia blossom. [It’s] one of the best new country blues albums recorded in decades.
—Premier Guitar



On Tuesday, November 15, The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2023 Grammy Awards. Two Alligator Records albums were recognized.

Shemekia Copeland's groundbreaking 2022 release, Done Come Too Far, received a nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Copeland has received four previous Grammy Award nominations.

Charlie Musselwhite's acclaimed Mississippi Son received a nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. Musselwhite has been nominated 14 times, and won a Grammy Award in 2013.

The 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5, 2023.