Celebrating Convos alumni in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

This year has been a great display of talent in the music world, and here at Convos we want to celebrate the success of performers we have presented over the years. We looked at our history and are proud to present the 2017 Grammy nominees that have graced our stages here at Purdue!

As they say in showbiz… here are the nominees:

Best Rock Album

Cage the Elephant, Tell Me I’m Pretty  (Get excited for the Cage the Elephant show on March 4th!

Panic! at the Disco, Death of a Bachelor

Best Rock Song

David Bowie, “Blackstar” (songrwriter, David Bowie, performed with Donny McCaslin Quartet – coming April 6, 2017)

Best Alternative Music Album

David Bowie, Blackstar (with Donny McCaslin Quartet, coming April 6, 2017)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels

Best Rap/Sung Performance

D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty, “Broccoli”

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”

Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton, “Jolene”

Best American Roots Performance

The Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man”

Best American Roots Song

Robbie Fulks, “Alabama at Night” (Fulks performed for Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait)

Best Folk Album

Judy Collins, Silver Skies Blue

Robbie Fulks, Upland Stories  (Fulks performed for Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait)

Rhiannon Giddens, Factory Girl (Giddens founded Carolina Chocolate Drops)

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Brad Mehldau, soloist, “I Concentrate On You”

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau, Nearness

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers, True Sadness

Best World Music Music Album

Yo-Yo Ma, Sing Me Home

Anoushka Shankar, Land of Gold

Celtic Woman, Destiny

Best Compilation for Visual Media Soundtrack

Miles Davis, Miles Ahead

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

St. Louis Symphony, Adams, J,: Scheherazade.2

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bates: Anthology Of Fantastic Zoology

Best Music Film

Yo-Yo Ma, The Music of Strangers

Best Historical Album

Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965–1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (Collector’s Edition)

Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings 1966–1983

Best Choral Performance

Warsaw Philharmonic, Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1

Best Chamber Music Small Ensemble Performance

Lincoln Trio, Trios from Our Homelands

For more information:

Complete listing of 59th Annual Grammy Awards nominees and winners