A Message From KDHX

3 weeks 5 days ago

Over the last year, KDHX has been at the center of a conversation driven by many different members of the St. Louis community. While we at KDHX made the initial decision not to release a reactive response, we now feel it is time to update our community on where we are headed. As we prepare for a new year, we recognize our opportunities for growth and find ourselves in a unique position to learn through those opportunities. As a community-driven radio station, we seek to lead by example and serve as the example to our peers. 

At KDHX, our Core Values – which include community, localism, and diversity – have informed our work and mission from our inception. Our mission has evolved over time to exemplify a more simply stated purpose, allowing us the flexibility to live in to new ideas and take risks that use community feedback to inform our work. To that end, we choose to embrace the latitude this mission provides. Our Board of Directors has undertaken a Strategic Planning process to ensure that our work explicitly aligns with our Core Values and our commitment to community. We intend to deepen this commitment, beginning with continued open and honest communication. We plan to undertake both the important work of recommitting to our internal organizational culture and of reconnecting with our broader St. Louis Community.  We recognize this is an ongoing process. We embrace it fully – asking questions when we don’t know the answers, ensuring we have input from all stakeholders and committing to ongoing transparent communication. 

From this perspective, we have a responsibility to identify if and when things don’t go as we intend. KDHX is committed to calling ourselves out and calling ourselves in to the important work of creating positive change and generating productive community conversation. While we have always engaged in these ideals, it is increasingly important in post-Ferguson St. Louis to note that anti-bias and anti-racist work is important across all sectors. We recognize that racial and gender equity is an outcome that cannot be achieved unless we are committed to doing the work. We are making that commitment. We intend to learn from our community and those who are invested in our mission. 

We are deeply grateful for and will continue to build on the dedication of our volunteers and the support of our loyal listeners and donors. There is much to learn and our hope is that you come along with us on this journey so that we may grow together. St. Louis is a vibrant and engaged community – KDHX is deeply committed to representing this vibrance as a voice for the community.

Please be on the lookout for regular updates from us as we work to lead by example. 

 

Win two tickets to Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky

1 month 4 weeks ago

This contest is now closed. See official rules below.

KDHX will be 32 this month and we want to show our appreciation for those folks who have kept us on the air since 1987. 

Through October 14th, 2019, one lucky donor and/or contest entrant will be selected at random to win two tickets to Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky, a four night all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky will be January 18–22 at the Hard Rock Hotel Resort and will feature performances by Wilco, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten, Kamasi Washington, Dr. Dog and more on the beach in Mexico. Simply make your gift to KDHX today, read the contest rules below,  and then fill out the entry form here: CLICK FOR ENTRY FORM.

When you fill out the online contest form, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win:

One (1) double occupancy (2 guests) room to Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky January 18-22, 2020 at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico (includes all taxes / fees)

 

1. How to Enter the Contest

a. You can submit your entry starting on October 1, 2019. All entries must be received by KDHX no later than 11:59pm, October 1, 2019. All times are Central Time.

b. To participate in the contest, you can fill out the ONLINE FORM, by 11:59pm, October 14, 2019. 

c. KDHX is not responsible for a submission that is lost, undelivered or misdirected, or for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the Internet, service outages or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches.

d. From all entries, ONE grand prize winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The winner will be notified by email. Prize must be claimed within 24 hours.

 

2. Eligibility Restrictions

The contest is open to adults (21 years or older). Employees of KDHX, its contest sponsors, volunteers managing the contest, and the members of their households are ineligible to participate in the contest or win. Only one entry per person will be considered.

 

3. The Prize Description

a. The prize will include:

One (1) double occupancy (2 guests) room to Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky January 18-22, 2020 at the Hard Rock Riviera Maya in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico (includes all taxes / fees)

b. The prize has a total estimated retail value of $3,500.

c. All costs and expenses not specifically listed in the above prize description are the responsibility of the winner. No cash or other substitution, assignment or transfer of any prize permitted, except by Sponsor.

d. The station reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or canceled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

e. The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. The winner is responsible for all fees and expenses associated with the acceptance, use and/or misuse of the prize not expressly included in the prize description. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

f. The prize will be distributed by Contest Sponsor.

 

4. Selection of Winner

a. Decisions of station management with respect to the contest are final.

b. The grand prize winner will be selected at random on Tuesday, October 14, 2019 from all entries received by the deadline on Monday, October 14, 2019, and the first selected eligible contestant will be contacted as the winner of the contest.

c. Entrants need not be present to win. The winner will be contacted by email. If the winner does not claim the prize within 24 hours of notification, that contestant will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected and notified in order from the alternate entries drawn.

 

5. Conditions

a. Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner.

b. By participating in the contest, the winner agrees to have his or her name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation, and to sign a publicity release prior to acceptance of the prize. The winner must also sign a prize receipt and certify compliance with all eligibility requirements prior to release of the prize.

c. KDHX, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person for tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the KDHX Web Site or who is otherwise in violation of the rules.

d. Additional travel costs and other expenses associated with the fulfillment of the prize are the responsibility of the winner and not the responsibility of KDHX or the Contest Sponsor.

 

6. Right to Make Changes

KDHX reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest. There is no substitution, transfer, assignment, or cash equivalent for prizes.

 

7. No Purchase Required

No purchase or donation is necessary.

 

8. Responsibilities

KDHX is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of a prize, or cancellation of the performance.

 

9. Copies of the Contest Rules

Copies of the written contest rules will be available up to 30 days after the end of the contest at KDHX.org. You may also receive the rules by mail by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to KDHX Contest Rules – SEE WILCO IN MEXICO, Jesse Hebisen, 3524 Washington, St Louis, MO, 63103.

 

 

Jean Ponzi: Negativity and Positivity in a Time of Reckoning

3 months ago

“At first I thought, ‘Don’t talk about negativity. We are awash in negativity. People don’t want to talk about negativity.’ But then I realized, it is exactly what we need to be talking about.”

Jean Ponzi is excitedly recounting how she came to be one of the featured speakers in the upcoming TEDxGatewayArch Crash Course event, set for September 12, 6-9 PM at The Pageant. For 25 years Ponzi has been one of St. Louis’ most visible environmental professionals, known for her work at the Missouri Botanical Garden, her Earthworm Castings column in Healthy Planet Magazine and, of course, her KDHX podcast Earthworms. The event will feature four revolutionary speakers, three local entertainers and two interviews. 

Ponzi took a pleasantly rainy afternoon off from preparing for her presentation to discuss how negativity, environmentalism and philosophy fit together. 

Her presentation, “Earth Needs Negativity” is an examination of a concept she has long pondered. “The relationship with negativity has been the cornerstone of my philosophical outlook for my entire adult life.” She will dig into the concepts of duality, reciprocity and fear while reframing our relationship with what we call “negative” and “positive.”  

“You can look at that in a dualistic, linear way where you’re always on one end of the other, and always a little bit afraid we’re on the wrong end. And when we are afraid we can be controlled and manipulated,” warns Ponzi.

She approaches the topic from an ecological perspective, focusing on magnetism and life cycles. The consideration of negativity and positivity has pushed her to examine all preconceptions, and even the language she uses. “Let’s call the things that are bad by their true names: lying, greed, misogyny and racism. Let’s not dishonor negativity.”

As a woman, this is particularly poignant.  “From early point in my adulthood, I looked around and saw all that female stuff being defined as negative and I thought, ‘I don’t think so. Uh-uh.’”

She hopes her presentation will inspire a shift in a perspective for attendees. “I want the message to be a feeling of empowerment, and that what each person in the audience has to offer is needed … This is a time of reckoning for the human species. We are the dominant species on the planet. Our activity is impacting all other living things and all living systems … As such, our species has a responsibility … With a TED Talk you are seeding an idea into the hearts and minds of everyone who is watching.”

Seeding ideas is a way of life for Ponzi. Her podcast Earthworms is her longest running “job” and “because I still have little Earthworms segments, I am the woman who has been on <KDHX> the longest.” 

She uses Earthworms to focus on the encouraging actions people are taking and differences they are making as a way to counterbalance the painful realities of a burning Amazon rainforest, melting glaciers and endangered lives due to environmental negligence. “What a gift <Earthworms> has been for me as a professional and a human! And people are still listening even though there are a zillion other things you can listen to.” 

Ponzi grew up in a musical family and even played the French horn in her youth. But when she took to the airwaves at KDHX in 1988, she didn’t play music. Instead, she was offered an opportunity to do a talk show and she jumped in. “I had no idea what talk shows were about. I had watched the Steve Allen show and early predecessors of Johnny Carson. But this was before Rush Limbaugh and before it was anything like it is today.” 

At first she did a general interest talk show where she interviewed guests at restaurants on Friday mornings “so we could have hash browns.” Then she was offered an opportunity to do a midday interview show on Wednesdays. Despite the lack of hash browns, Ponzi again jumped in. She soon decided to focus the show on her passion for environmental topics and “Earthworms” was born. 

“It has been a series of wonderful opportunities that landed in my lap and I was smart enough to meet them,” Ponzi said of her years of volunteer service with KDHX.

Despite those years on the air and giving hundreds of public presentations to groups large and small, preparing for Crash Course has been a crash course of its own. After an application and selection process that included boiling down her presentation into 100 words and doing a three-minute introduction, Ponzi then was paired with coaches supplied by TEDxGatewayArch to help her hone her presentation into 10 minutes that are polished, structured and focused. They hold group practice sessions and she is enjoying the support. “I’ve never had coaches before – it’s great!” “This experience of being a TEDx speaker will be transformative to how I do what I do.”  

For tickets and more information on the Crash Course event, visit the TEDxGatewayArch website.

And be sure to catch the latest episode of Earthworms!

 

Thank You For Your Support!

3 months 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

The volunteers and staff of KDHX thank you, the listeners, for supporting non-commercial, independent media during our August Drive.

It's not too late to donate! To learn more about becoming a supporter, or to update your donor information, visit our support page.

August Drive Is Here!

3 months 2 weeks ago

For more than 30 years, it’s been the KDHX mission to build community through media. 

For us, building community is about listening. 

Listening to music, listening to one another, listening to understand. 

Tune in to join the dialogue.

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The Grammys Deliver for Women

9 months 3 weeks ago

Album of the Year

INVASION OF PRIVACY / Cardi B

BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU / Brandi Carlile

SCORPION / Drake

H.E.R / H.E.R.

BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS / Post Malone

DIRTY COMPUTER / Janelle Monáe

WINNER: GOLDEN HOUR / Kacey Musgraves

BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM / Kendrick Lamar and Various Artists 

 

Record Of The Year

“I Like It” ― Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

“The Joke” ― Brandi Carlile

WINNER: “This Is America” ― Childish Gambino

“God’s Plan” ― Drake 

“Shallow” ― Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“All The Stars” ― Kendrick Lamar and SZA

“Rockstar” ― Post Malone, 

“The Middle” ― Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

 

Song Of The Year

“All The Stars” ― Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)

“Boo’d Up” ― Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

“God’s Plan” ― Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

“In My Blood” ― Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)

“The Joke” ―Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)

“The Middle” ― Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)

“Shallow” ― Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)

WINNER: “This Is America” ― Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

 

Best New Artist

Chloe x Halle

Luke Combs

Greta Van Fleet

H.E.R.

WINNER: Dua Lipa

Margo Price

Bebe Rexha

Jorja Smith

 

Best Pop Solo Performance:

“Colors” — Beck

“Havana (Live)” — Camila Cabello

“God Is A Woman” — Ariana Grande

WINNER: “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” — Lady Gaga

“Better Now” — Post Malone

 

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Fall In Line” ― Christina Aguilera Featuring Demi Lovato

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” ― Backstreet Boys

″’S Wonderful” ― Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

WINNER: “Shallow” ― Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

“Girls Like You” ― Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B

“Say Something” ― Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton

“The Middle” ― Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

 

 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Love Is Here To Stay” ― Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

WINNER: “My Way” ― Willie Nelson

“Nat “King” Cole & Me” ― Gregory Porter

“Standards (Deluxe)” ― Seal

“The Music...The Mem’ries...The Magic!” ― Barbra Streisand

 

 Best Pop Vocal Album

“Camila” ― Camila Cabello

“Meaning Of Life” ―Kelly Clarkson

WINNER: “Sweetener” ― Ariana Grande

“Shawn Mendes” ― Shawn Mendes

“Beautiful Trauma” ― P!nk

“Reputation” ― Taylor Swift

 

Best Dance Recording

“Northern Soul” ― Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford

“Ultimatum” ― Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)

“Losing It” ― Fisher

WINNER: “Electricity” ― Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson

“Ghost Voices” ― Virtual Self

 

Best Dance/Electronic Album

“Singularity” ― Jon Hopkins

WINNER: “Woman Worldwide” ― Justice

“Treehouse” ― Sofi Tukker

“Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides” ― SOPHIE

“Lune Rouge” ― TOKiMONSTA

 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

WINNER: “Steve Gadd Band” ― Steve Gadd Band

“The Emancipation Procrastination” ― Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

“Modern Lore” ― Julian Lage

 

“Laid Black” ― Marcus Miller

“Protocol 4” ― Simon Phillips


 Best Rock Performance  

“Four Out Of Five” ― Arctic Monkeys

WINNER: “When Bad Does Good” ― Chris Cornell

“Made An America” ― THE FEVER 333

“Highway Tune” ― Greta Van Fleet

“Uncomfortable” ― Halestorm
      

Best Metal Performance

“Condemned To The Gallows” ― Between The Buried And Me

“Honeycomb” ― Deafheaven

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WINNER: “Electric Messiah” ― High On Fire

“Betrayer” ― Trivium

“On My Teeth” ― Underoath
     

Best Rock Song

“Black Smoke Rising” ― Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)

“Jumpsuit” ― Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)

“MANTRA” ― Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)

WINNER; “Masseduction” ― Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)

“Rats” ― Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)

 

Best Rock Album

“Rainier Fog” ― Alice In Chains

“M A  N   I    A” ― Fall Out Boy

“Prequelle” ― Ghost

WINNER: “From The Fires” ― Greta Van Fleet

“Pacific Daydream” ― Weezer

 

Best Alternative Music Album

“Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino” ― Arctic Monkeys

WINNER: “Colors” ― Beck

“Utopia” ― Björk

“American Utopia” ― David Byrne

“Masseduction” ― St. Vincent

 

Best R&B Performance

“Long As I Live” ― Toni Braxton

“Summer” ― The Carters

“Y O Y” ― “Lalah Hathaway”

WINNER: “Best Part” ― H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar

“First Began” ― PJ Morton
     

Best Traditional R&B Performance

WINNER: “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand” ―Leon Bridges

“Don’t Fall Apart On Me Tonight” ― Bettye LaVette

“Honest” ― MAJOR.

WINNER: “How Deep Is Your Love” ― PJ Morton Featuring Yebba

“Made For Love” ― Charlie Wilson Featuring Lalah Hathaway
      

Best R&B Song 

WINNER: “Boo’d Up” ― Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)

“Come Through And Chill” ― Jermaine Cole, Miguel Pimentel & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Miguel Featuring J. Cole & Salaam Remi)

“Feels Like Summer” ― Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)

“Focus” ― Darhyl Camper Jr, H.E.R. & Justin Love, songwriters (H.E.R.)

“Long As I Live” ― Paul Boutin, Toni Braxton & Antonio Dixon, songwriters (Toni Braxton)

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album

WINNER: “Everything Is Love” ― The Carters

“The Kids Are Alright” ― Chloe x Halle

“Chris Dave And The Drumhedz” ― Chris Dave And The Drumhedz

“War & Leisure” ― Miguel

“Ventriloquism” ― Meshell Ndegeocello

 

Best R&B Album

“Sex & Cigarettes” ― Toni Braxton

“Good Thing” ― Leon Bridges

“Honestly” ― Lalah Hathaway

WINNER: “H.E.R.” ― H.E.R.

“Gumbo Unplugged (Live)” ― PJ Morton

 

Best Rap Performance

“Be Careful” ― Cardi B

“Nice For What” ― Drake

WINNER: “King’s Dead” ― Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake

WINNER: “Bubblin” ― Anderson .Paak

“Sicko Mode” ― Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee

 

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“Like I Do” ― Christina Aguilera Featuring Goldlink

“Pretty Little Fears” ― 6lack Featuring J. Cole

WINNER: “This Is America” ― Childish Gambino

“All The Stars” ― Kendrick Lamar & SZA

“Rockstar” ―Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

 

Best Rap Song

WINNER: “God’s Plan” ― Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)

“King’s Dead” ― Kendrick Duckworth, Samuel Gloade, James Litherland, Johnny McKinzie, Mark Spears, Travis Walton, Nayvadius Wilburn & Michael Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake)

“Lucky You” ― R. Fraser, G. Lucas, M. Mathers, M. Samuels & J. Sweet, songwriters (Eminem Featuring Joyner Lucas)

“Sicko Mode” ― Khalif Brown, Rogét Chahayed, BryTavious Chambers, Mike Dean, Mirsad Dervic, Kevin Gomringer, Tim Gomringer, Aubrey Graham, John Edward Hawkins, Chauncey Hollis, Jacques Webster, Ozan Yildirim & Cydel Young, songwriters (Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee)

“Win” ― K. Duckworth, A. Hernandez, J. McKinzie, M. Samuels & C. Thompson, songwriters (Jay Rock)
   

Best Rap Album

WINNER: “Invasion Of Privacy” ― Cardi B

“Swimming” ― Mac Miller

“Victory Lap” ― Nipsey Hussle

“Daytona” ― Pusha T

“Astroworld” ― Travis Scott

 

 Best Country Solo Performance

“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” ― Loretta Lynn

“Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” ― Maren Morris

WINNER: “Butterflies” ― Kacey Musgraves

“Millionaire” ― Chris Stapleton

“Parallel Line” ― Keith Urban
      

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Shoot Me Straight” ― Brothers Osborne

WINNER: “Tequila” ― Dan + Shay

“When Someone Stops Loving You” ― Little Big Town  

“Dear Hate” ― Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill

“Meant To Be” ― Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line
      

Best Country Song

“Break Up In The End” ― Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)

“Dear Hate” ― Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)

“I Lived It” ― Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

WINNER: “Space Cowboy” ― Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

“Tequila” ― Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

“When Someone Stops Loving You” ― Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)
 

Best Country Album

“Unapologetically” ― Kelsea Ballerini

“Port Saint Joe” ―Brothers Osborne

“Girl Going Nowhere” ― Ashley McBryde

WINNER: “Golden Hour” ― Kacey Musgraves

“From A Room: Volume 2” ― Chris Stapleton

 

Best New Age Album

“Hiraeth,” Lisa Gerrard & David Kuckhemann

“Beloved,” Snatam Kaur

WINNER: “Opium Moon,” Opium Moon

“Molecules of Motion,” Steve Roach

“Moku Maluhia” – Peaceful Island, Jim Kimo West

 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo 

“Some of That Sunshine,” Regina Carter

WINNER: “Don’t Fence Me In,” John Daversa

“We See,” Fred Hersch

“De-Dah,” Brad Mehldau

“Cadenas,” Miguel Zenón

 

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“My Mood Is You,” Freddy Cole

”The Questions,” Kurt Elling

”The Subject Tonight Is Love,” Kate Mcgarry with Keith Ganz & Gary Versace

”If You Really Want,” Raul Midón with The Metropole Orkest conducted by Vince Mendoza

WINNER: ”The Window,” Cécile Mclorin Salvant

 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album 

“Diamond Cut,” Tia Fuller

“Live in Europe,” Fred Hersch Trio

“Seymour Reads the Constitution!,” Brad Mehldau Trio

“Still Dreaming,” Joshua Redman, Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade

WINNER: “Emanon,” The Wayne Shorter Quartet

 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 

“All About That Basie,” The Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart

WINNER: “American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom,” John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA Artists

“Presence,” Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band

“All Can Work,” John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

“Barefoot Dances and Other Visions,” Jim Mcneely & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band

 

Best Latin Jazz Album 

“Heart of Brazil, Eddie Daniels

WINNER: “Back to the Sunset,” Dafnis Prieto Big Band

“West Side Story Reimagined,” Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band

“Cinque,” Elio Villafranca

“Yo Soy La Tradicion,” Miguel Zenón featuring Spektral Quartet

 

Best Gospel Performance/Song 

“You Will Win,” Jekalyn Carr

”Won’t He Do It,” Koryn Hawthorne

WINNER: ”Never Alone,” Tori Kelly featuring Kirk Franklin

”Cycles,” Jonathan McReynolds featuring DOE

”A Great Work,” Brian Courtney Wilson

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song 

“Reckless Love,” Cory Asbury

WINNER: “You Say,” Lauren Daigle

“Joy,” King & Country

”Grace Got You,” MercyMe featuring John Reube

”Known,” Tauren Wells 

 

Best Gospel Album 

“One Nation Under God,” Jekalyn Carr

WINNER: “Hiding Place,” Tori Kelly

“Make Room,” Jonathan McReynolds

“The Other Side,” The Walls Group

“A Great Work,” Brian Courtney Wilson

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album 

WINNER: “Look Up Child,” Lauren Daigle

“Hallelujah Here Below,” Elevation Worship

“Living With a Fire,” Jesus Culture 

“Surrounded,” Michael W, Smith

“Survivor: Live From Harding Prison,” Zach Williams

 

Best Gospel Roots Album

WINNER: “Unexpected,” Jason Crabb

“Clear Skies,” Ernie Haase & Signature Sound

“Favorites: Revisited By Request,” The Isaacs

“Still Standing,” The Martins

“Love Love Love,” Gordon Mote

 

Best Latin Pop Album 

“Prometo,“Pablo Alboran

WINNER: “Sincera,” Claudia Brant

“Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2,” Natalia Lafourcade

“2:00 AM,” Raquel Sofía

“Vives,” Carlos Vives

 

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:

“Claroscura,” Aterciopelados

”COASTCITY,” COASTCITY

”Encanto Tropical,” Monsieur Periné

“Gourmet,” Orishas

WINNER: “Aztlán,” Zoé

 

Best Regional Mexican Music Album

“Primero Soy Mexicana,” Angela Aguilar

”Mitad Y Mitad,” Calibre 50

“Totalmente Juan Gabriel Vol. II,” Aida Cuevas

”Cruzando Borders,” Los Texmaniacs

“Leyendas De Mi Pueblo,” Mariachi Sol De Mexico De Jose Hernandez

WINNER: ”¡México Por Siempre!,” Luis Miguel

 

Best Tropical Latin Album

“Pa’Mi Gente,” Charlie Aponte

“Legado,” Formell Y Los Van Van

“Orquesta Akokán,” Orquesta Akokán

“Ponle Actitud,” Felipe Peláez

WINNER: “Anniversary,” Spanish Harlem Orchestra

 

Best American Roots Performance 

“Kick Rocks,” Sean Ardoin

“Saint James Infirmary Blues,” Jon Batiste

WINNER: “The Joke,” Brandi Carlile

“All On My Mind,” Anderson East

“Last Man Standing,” Willie Nelson

 

Best American Roots Song

“All the Trouble,” Lee Ann Womack

“Build a Bridge,” Mavis Staples

WINNER: “The Joke,”Brandi Carlile

“Knockin’ On Your Screen Door,” John Prine

“Summer’s End,” John Prine

 

Best Americana Album 

WINNER: “By the Way, I Forgive You,” Brandi Carlile

“Things Have Changed,” Bettye LaVette

“The Tree of Forgiveness,” John Prine

“The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone,” Lee Ann Womack

“One Drop of Truth,” The Wood Brothers

 

Best Bluegrass Album

“Portraits in Fiddles,” Mike Barnett

“Sister Sadie II,” Sister Sadie

“Rivers and Roads,” Special Consensus

WINNER: “The Travelin’ McCourys”, The Travelin’ McCourys

“North of Despair,” Wood & Wire

 

Best Traditional Blues Album 

“Something Smells Funky ’Round Here,” Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

“Benton County Relic,” Cedric Burnside

WINNER: “The Blues Is Alive and Well,” Buddy Guy

“No Mercy in This Land,” Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

“Don’t You Feel My Leg (The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker),” Maria Muldaur

 

Best Contemporary Blues Album 

WINNER: “Please Don’t Be Dead,” Fantastic Negrito

“Here in Babylon,” Teresa James and the Rhythm Tramps

“Cry No More,” Danielle Nicole

“Out of the Blues,” Boz Scaggs

“Victor Wainwright and the Train,” Victor Wainwright and the Train

 

Best Folk Album 

“Whistle Down the Wind,” Joan Baez

“Black Cowboys,” Dom Flemons

“Rifles & Rosary Beads,” Mary Gauthier

“Weed Garden,” Iron & Wine

WINNER: “All Ashore,” Punch Brothers

 

Best Regional Roots Music Album 

“Kreole Rock and Soul,” Sean Ardoin

“Spyboy,” Cha Wa

“Aloha From Na Hoa,” Na Hoa

WINNER: “No ’Ane’I,” Kalani Pe’a

“Mewasinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs,” Young Spirit

 

Best Reggae Album 

“As The World Turns,” Black Uhuru

”Reggae Forever,” Etana

”Rebellion Rises,” Ziggy Marley

”A Matter of Time,” Protoje

WINNER: ”44/876, Sting & Shaggy

 

Best World Music Album

“Deran,” Bombino

“Fenfo,” Fatoumata Diawara

“Black Times,” Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

WINNER: “Freedom,” Soweto Gospel Choir

“The Lost Songs of World War II,” Yiddish Glory

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