FAMIS faculty hit the red carpet as their collaborative work on Bobby Rush’s blues album Porcupine Meat was nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards Best Traditional Blues Album category. Porcupine Meat was produced by Instructor of Music Industry Studies and Rounder Records executive Scott Billington. Assistant Professor of Music Industry Technology Jeff Albert wrote arrangements for the horn section, and played trombone alongside Popular and Commercial Music Instructor David Torkanowsky, who played keyboards on the album.
Known as “The King of the Chitlin’ Circuit,” 83-year-old Bobby Rush is considered one of the great blues and R&B entertainers of all time. Rush still performs 200 shows each year, and remains one of the major creative forces in blues music.