Extremely tickled to be nominated for a Grammy for my notes in the “Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard” set. I wrote the introduction and track-level annotations, but was assisted mightily by contributions by Sarah Bryan (collector and editor of the Old-Time Herald), Amanda Petrusich (journalist and author of the forthcoming book on 78-rpm collectors, “Do Not Sell At Any Price”), and essayist John Jeremiah Sullivan. They each provided a lovely meditation-introduction to one of three the volumes, and my only disappointment is that they are not also named in this nomination. They deserve it as much as I do.
It’s a real thrill that, 3 1/2 years after its salvaging, Don Wahle’s collection can be honored like this.