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RNB alums Jason Isbell & Taj Mahal take home Grammys

-Lucy Shanker, Roots N Blues Intern

Last night’s Grammy Awards were packed with political statements and profound performances. This didn’t leave time much time for on-stage presentations of awards; in fact, there were only nine awards actually presented in front of the audience. Instead, most were given out at a pre-show ceremony, which means it was easy to miss a lot of the winners.

If you didn’t catch it, Roots N Blues alum Jason Isbell won two awards. The first was Best Americana Album for The Nashville Sound; the second was Best American Roots Song for “If We Were Vampires.” This was one of our favorite albums this year and was definitely played throughout the office a number of times. Congrats, Jason!

RNB alum Taj Mahal also took home an award for his album with Keb’ Mo’ titled TajMo. The duo won Best Contemporary Album.

photo via Glide Magazine