The Norwood Village Green Concert Series recognizes its performers, their Grammy accomplishments and its McArthur Genius Fellows.As the nominees for Grammy Awards were announced on December 8th, and three past performers for the Norwood Village Green Concert Series were nominated, the Norwood Village Green Concerts Series President and Program Director Joe Liotta reflected on the series past and future performers and their Grammy nominations and awards.The Three Nominees that performed for the series previously and were nominated for a Grammy in 2016 were John Fedchock for best instrumental or vocal arrangement, Robert Ickes previously awarded, and now nominated for best bluegrass album, and Karrin Allyson for best vocal jazz recording. This is Allyson’s 5th nomination.
In the past, fifteen performers for the series were awarded the Grammy including Mamadou Diabate, Renée Flemming, Laurel Massé, James Cotton, Tim O’Brien, Joanne Shenandoah, Robert Ickes, Mike Auldridge, Casey Driessen, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozan, Bill Harley, Susie Bogguss, Steve Riley, and Terrance Simien.
In 2016 the series will present three-time recipient Tom Chapin and Jeremy Kittel bringing the total of 17 Grammy Award recipients.Additionally twelve other past performers were nominated previously including Rare Silk, Mark Murphy, Claire Lynch, Karrin Allyson, Andy Bey, Blue Highway, Peter Phippen, Grace Potter (with Kenny Chesney), Bill Morrissey, CJ Chenier, Della Mae, John Fedchock. Mark Murphy passed away in 2015 and the series notes his passing. Bill Morrissey was previously deceased.