Deering Artists Represented In Grammy Nominations

The 55th Annual Grammy Nominations are out and artists who play Deering banjos are heavily represented – including one of the biggest categories of them all, Album of the Year!

Banjos are definitely in vogue and successful artists are not just playing any banjo – they are playing American made Deering banjos!

55th Annual Grammy Nominations – Deering Artists

Mumford and Sons - Babel
Mumford & Sons

Album of the Year
Babel – Mumford & Sons

Best Rock Performance
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

Best Rock Song
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

Best New Artist
The Lumineers

Best Country Solo Performance
Home – Dierks Bentley
Springsteen – Eric Church

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Avett Brothers - Carpenter
Avett Brothers

Safe & Sound – Taylor Swift (with the Civil Wars)

Best Country Song
Springsteen – Eric Church

Best Americana Album

The Carpenter – The Avett Brothers
Babel – Mumford & Sons

Best Bluegrass Album

Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail – Noam Pikelny

Nobody Knows You – Steep Canyon Rangers

Noam Pikelny - Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail
Noam Pikelny
Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail

Best Folk Album
Leaving Eden – Carolina Chocolate Drops

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Learn Me Right (From Brave) – Mumford & Sons
Safe & Sound (From the Hunger Games) – Taylor Swift

Best Album Notes
Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition – Stephen Wade

Producer of the Year
Markus Dravs – Babel – Mumford & Sons

Best Long Form Music Video
Big Easy Express – Mumford & Sons (with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show)

David Bandrowski
David Bandrowski

Director of Marketing for Deering Banjos

David has been a banjo player since he was 14 years old and his first banjo that he bought on his own was a Deering Intermediate. He has worked for Deering for over 9 years and is also a New Orleans based 5-string and tenor banjo player, teacher, and owner of the online banjo store Banjo Studio. He has performed with Dr. John, Natalie Merchant, Donald Harrison, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mike Seeger, and with band members of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, Fats Domino, The Allman Brothers, Merle Travis, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, and many other well known and lesser known entertainers. He has also composed, produced, and placed music in many commercials, films, and television programs.

1 Comment
  1. That is fantastic, I dont like Taylor Swift, I think she is a poor excuse for an entainer but I love the sounds of Mumford & Sons. I love old country, not the new rock stuff!
    I love my Banjo, I have been told by manny people it has the best tone of any banjo they have heard.

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