Bij de uitreiking van de Grammy Awards gisteravond mochten Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn de prijs voor beste folkalbum in ontvangst nemen. Op het album Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn staan murder ballads, gospel, bluegrass en een ode aan Doc Watson, met banjo als enige begeleidingsinstrument. Voor Washburn is dit de eerste Grammy in haar carrière.

Een overzicht van de Grammy Awards (we beperken ons tot folkgerelateerde muziek), winnaars zijn vetgedrukt:

Best American Roots Performance

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Mavis Staples
Track from: Your Good Fortune
Label: Anti

And Am I Born To Die
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Track from: Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Label: Rounder

Born To Play Guitar
Buddy Guy
Track from: Born To Play Guitar
Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records

City Of Our Lady
The Milk Carton Kids
Track from: Monterey
Label: Anti

Punch Brothers
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
Label: Nonesuch

Best American Roots Song

24 Frames
Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)
Track from: Something More Than Free
Label: Southeastern Records; Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant

All Night Long
Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)
Track from: Mono
Label: The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): Big Machine Music/Raul Malo Music

The Cost Of Living
Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)
Track from: Cass County
Label: Capitol Records; Publisher(s): Wisteria Music (GMR) admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Matanzas Music

Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)
Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues
Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Chris Thile Music, Money Baby Music, Noam Tunes,

Silver Hammer Music, Paul Kowert
The Traveling Kind
Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)
Track from: The Traveling Kind
Label: Nonesuch; Publisher(s): Criterion Music o/b/o Coolwell Music/Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Poodlebone Music/Chisel Publishing

Best Americana Album

Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell
Label: Southeastern Records

The Firewatcher's Daughter
Brandi Carlile
Label: ATO Records

The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Label: Nonesuch

The Mavericks
Label: The Valory Music Co.

The Phosphorescent Blues
Punch Brothers
Label: Nonesuch

Best Bluegrass Album

The Muscle Shoals Recordings
The Steeldrivers
Label: Rounder

Pocket Full Of Keys
Dale Ann Bradley
Label: Pinecastle Records

Before The Sun Goes Down
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
Label: Compass Records Group

In Session
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Label: Mountain Home Music Company

Man Of Constant Sorrow
Ralph Stanley & Friends
Label: Red River Entertainment

Best Blues Album

Born To Play Guitar
Buddy Guy
Label: RCA Records/Silvertone Records

Descendants Of Hill Country
Cedric Burnside Project
Label: Cedric Burnside Project

Outskirts Of Love
Shemekia Copeland
Label: Alligator Records

Bettye LaVette
Label: Cherry Red

Muddy Waters 100
John Primer & Various Artists
Label: Raisin Music Records

Best Folk Album

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Label: Rounder

Wood, Wire & Words
Norman Blake
Label: Plectrafone Records

Tomorrow Is My Turn
Rhiannon Giddens
Label: Nonesuch

Servant Of Love
Patty Griffin
Label: PGM

Didn't He Ramble
Glen Hansard
Label: Anti

Best World Music Album

Angelique Kidjo
Label: 429 Records

Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo
Gilberto Gil
Label: Masterworks

Music From Inala
Ladysmith Black Mambazo With Ella Spira & The Inala Ensemble
Label: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Anoushka Shankar
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

I Have No Everything Here
(Zomba Prison Project) Ian Brennan, producer
Label: Six Degrees

Best Album Notes

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
Joni Mitchell, album notes writer (Joni Mitchell)
Label: Rhino

Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946
James P. Leary, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Label: Dust-To-Digital/University of Wisconsin Press

Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
Jeff Place, album notes writer (Lead Belly)
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Portrait Of An American Singer
Ted Olson, album notes writer (Tennessee Ernie Ford)
Label: Bear Family Productions

Songs Of The Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925
Ryan Barna, album notes writer (Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra)
Label: Archeophone Records

Best Historical Album

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bob Dylan And The Band)
Label: Columbia/Legacy

The Complete Concert By The Sea
Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jamie Howarth & Jessica Thompson, mastering engineers (Erroll Garner)
Label: Columbia/Legacy

Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985
Kevin Howes, compilation producer; Greg Mindorff, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Label: Light In The Attic Records

Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings, 1947–1959
Steven Lance Ledbetter & Nathan Salsburg, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Label: Dust-To-Digital

Songs My Mother Taught Me
Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer)
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings