Andover, MAâ€“â€“Fishman Acoustic Amplification players in a wide variety of musical genres and styles were represented in over 30 of the 110 categories at this year's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Leading off the festivities were Robert Plant and Alison Krauss who won five Grammys for their collaboration on the album, Raising Sand, including Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals, Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals. Singer/violinist Krauss and band members Buddy Miller (singer/guitarist) and Stuart Duncan (banjo) are all Fishman players.
Radiohead, who also use Fishman, earned five nominations for their album In Rainbows, winning for Best Alternative Music Album in a category that included Beck, another Fishman artist.
Longtime Fishman artist and supporter John Mayer also received four Grammy nominations, winning two Grammys for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance from his release Continuum, edging out other Fishman users Kid Rock, James Taylor and Paul McCartney.
Jerry Douglas, also a good friend of Fishman with his own Aura Signature Series pedal, was also nominated for two awards, both for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
Other Fishman players who won or were nominated for Grammys included Bela Fleck, The Who, The Cherryholmes, Brad Paisley, John Jorgenson, Randy Travis, George Strait, Trace Adkins, Charlie Louvin, Ricky Skaggs, Rush and Emmylou Harris.
Asked to comment about Fishman's showing at the Grammys, Director of Marketing and Artist Relations Chris DeMaria, said, "To have Fishman represented by so many talented artists is a testament to the quality, innovation, reliability and performance that are synonymous with our brand."
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