Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

Louisiana may not have a homegrown entertainer crushing the sixty fifth Grammy Awards like Jon Batiste did final yr. Nonetheless, greater than a dozen native folks and initiatives have been nominated.

We’ll know the winners Feb. 5, when CBS televises the Grammy Awards at 7 p.m. Within the meantime, the native nominees are:

Tank & the Bangas

The R&B group was nominated for finest new artist in 2020. This yr, its newest album, “Pink Balloon,” is up for finest progressive R&B album.

PJ Morton

Morton, who additionally performs keyboards in Maroon 5, has developed his personal profession. He has earned a number of nominations this yr, essentially the most vital of which is for finest R&B album, nodding at his “Watch the Solar.”

He’s additionally nominated for finest R&B tune, for “Please Don’t Stroll Away.” His “The Higher Benediction” is up for finest gospel efficiency/tune.


Dr. John  

“Issues Occur That Approach,” the posthumous, last studio album by Mac Rebennack, who died in 2019, is nominated as finest Americana album.

Guitarist Shane Theriot produced the album, which is generally made up of Rebennack’s interpretations of nation songs.

Aaron Neville and the Soiled Dozen Brass Band

“Stompin’ Floor,” a collaboration from the soundtrack of the documentary “Take Me to the River: New Orleans,” is nominated within the American roots efficiency class.

Terence Blanchard

The soundtrack of the New Orleans jazz trumpeter’s “Hearth Shut Up In My Bones,” the primary opera by a Black composer to be offered within the 138-year historical past of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, is nominated as finest opera recording.

“Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story”

This documentary in regards to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Competition options a mixture of efficiency footage and interviews and is nominated for finest music movie.

Ranky Tanky

“Dwell on the 2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Competition,” by this South Carolina vocal group, is nominated for finest regional roots music album.

NO WAY Y’ALL!!! WE DID IT!!! 🤯 Our second GRAMMY nomination ever and we couldn’t be extra thrilled. Enormous thanks to everybody on the @RecordingAcad and to our pals, household, and followers for making this all occur for us ❤️#GRAMMYs 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/0e6rfZLbyn

— Ranky Tanky (@Ranky_Tanky) November 18, 2022

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-chas

The zydeco band is nominated for finest regional roots music album, for “Fortunate Man.” 

Sean Ardoin

Ardoin’s album, “Full Circle,” can also be nominated for finest regional roots music album. It’s also credited to The Golden Band from Tigerland, which might earn a golden Gramophone trophy as properly if it wins.

Nicholas Payton

The New Orleans trumpeter and keyboardist is among the 5 featured artists on “New Requirements Vol. 1,” which is nominated as finest jazz instrumental album. 

Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled

Lil Wayne is a featured artist on DJ Khaled’s “God Did,” which obtained a number of nominations. Each artists are New Orleans natives.

Huge Freedia

Huge Freedia’s 2014 tune “Explode” is sampled on the Beyonce single “Break My Soul,” from the album “Renaissance.” Freedia, credited underneath start identify Freddie Ross Jr., is among the many dozens of producers, engineers and songwriters listed with Beyonce’s nomination for album of the yr for “Renaissance.”


Reginald Nicholas, a New Orleans-based audio engineer affiliated with PJ Morton’s Morton Information, is one in every of 9 engineers credited on Robert Glasper’s “Black Radio III,” which is nominated for finest engineered album, non-classical.

Tank & the Bangas, PJ Morton and the late Dr. John are among the many New Orleans artists introduced Tuesday as nominees of the sixty fifth Grammy Awards.

The yr simply retains getting higher for the Golden Band from Tigerland.

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