MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was a big night at the Grammys for Memphis music and Mississippi blues.
Boo Mitchell, who runs Royal Studios in South Memphis, added two awards to his collection.
One was for Best Traditional Blues Album, for producing Cedric Burnside’s “I Be Trying.” Burnside has close connections to both Memphis and Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Another was for engineering the Best Contemporary Blues Album on Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s album “662.” Ingram is a young guitar phenom from Clarksdale, Mississippi.
Ingram responded to the win in a Facebook post on Monday, saying in part:
Yesterday was a great day for Mississippi. Congrats to big bruh Cedric Burnside on taking home the Grammy for “Best Traditional Blues Album”. Cedric is one of the REAL and truly deserves it. Much love bruh.
As for me….I’m still trying to process everything. The people that are truly close to me know that I had absolutely NO expectations of winning. Like always , I was just glad to be in the conversation. To be nominated alongside heat like Big Sis Shemekia Copeland and The Black Keys was simply a win for me.Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Silk Sonic, with Bruno Mars and Anderson .paak, won Best R&B performance for “Leave the Door Open.” Parts of that album were recorded at Royal, according to The Commercial Appeal.
Mitchell previously won a Grammy for Best Album for Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”
The Grammys aired Sunday night on WREG.