I don't put much store in awards shows like the Grammys--feels like some of the real gems are overlooked--but this year I was pleased as punch to see my new favs: Mumford & Sons (they were robbed for "Best Rock Song!!") and The Avett Brothers play at the Grammy. I'm sure that it's a big honor to play with Bob Dylan, but he was LAME! Too many years of hard drinking and drugs, Dude. Dylan, not your best.
I was also ELATED that my dearest favorite, Ray Lamontagne, walked away with Best Contemporary Folk Album for God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise (with the Pariah Dogs). Above is a video for my favorite song on the GWATCDR, "New York City's Killing Me." You're welcome.