(HUDSON, N.Y.) – In what continues to be its remarkable string of presenting critically and commercially acclaimed performers, this past week’s announcement of this year’s Grammy Award nominees includes a dozen artists who have graced the stage at Club Helsinki Hudson, including soul legend Bettye LaVette, gospel-R&B icon Mavis Staples, bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley, folksinger Patty Griffin, singer-songwriter Janis Ian, and New Orleans pianist and bandleader Jon Cleary, who in just a few weeks will ring out the old and ring in the new at Helsinki on New Year’s Eve.
Other Helsinki artists who got the nod this year include 12-year-old jazz phenom Joey Alexander, blues artists Shemekia Copeland and Cedric Burnside, the Punch Brothers, jazz guitar innovator John Scofield, and country legend Rodney Crowell.
The list of Grammy nominees over the years presented by Club Helsinki is phenomenal, including Norah Jones, Shawn Colvin, Pete Seeger, Levon Helm, Odetta, Steve Earle, Mose Allison, Guy Clark, Leo Kottke, North Mississippi Allstars, Michelle Shocked, Mike Gordon of Phish, Soulive, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Burning Spear, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Greg Brown, Sex Mob, Gary Lucas, Rosanne Cash (who performs Saturday, May 14) and Everett Bradley (performing as Holidelic this weekend, Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12).
It’s hard to imagine another venue of Helsinki’s relative size and intimacy presenting such a steady and consistent stream of internationally known artists with such an impressive track record of being recognized by their peers in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science.
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