Earlier this week, while most of us here in Massachusetts were left cold and in the dark following Blizzard Nemo, across the country in Los Angeles, Zildjian Artists were heating up the stage at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Artist who performed at the 55th Annual Award Show included Matt Billingslea who opened the show with Taylor Swift, Steve Misamore playing with Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, Marcus Mumford with Mumford and Sons, and Matt Flynn with Maroon 5. Travis Barker with LL Cool J closed the show!
Also appearing on stage as a presenter, was Zildjian Artist Dave Grohl, who delivered the award for Best Rock Performance to The Black Keys.
Zildjian would like to congratulate all our artists who walked away from the Staple Center with a Grammy in hand.
Marcus Mumford, Album of the Year: Mumford and Sons “Babel”
Steven Wolf, Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
Arejay Hale, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Halestorm “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Aaron Spears, Best R&B Performance: Usher “Climax”
Mark Colenburg, Best R&B Album: Robert Glasper Expirament “Black Radio”
Chris Fryar, Best Country Album: Zack Brown Band “Uncaged”
Terri Lyne Carrington, Best Jazz Vocal Album: Esperanza Spalding “Radio Music Society”
Antonio Sanchez, Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Pat Metheny “Unity Band”
Marcus Mumford, Best Long Form Music Video: Mumford and Sons “Big Easy Express”
Following the ceremony, were several celebrity filled after parties, with one being dedicated to our long time friend, Hal Blaine, and a special screening of his Wrecking Crew documentary film. Hal was completely shocked when Herb Alpert, Jerry Moss and Lou Adler joined in honoring his lifetime of music and memories. watch
Also caught on film, was one of the coolest dads in the world, Travis Barker, who walked the Red Carpet with his kids, and was stopped for a quick interview by music television channel, Fuse.watch
A complete list of Grammy Award Winners for 2013 can be found here.