Chicago's Justin Roberts Wins Third GRAMMY Nomination for 'Lemonade'
Justin Roberts, a leading independent family music artist, and "hands-down the best songwriter in the genre" (USA Today), received his third GRAMMY Award nomination on November 28 for his album of original songs for families called Lemonade.Lemonade is Justin's 13th album for families, and it contains 12 new original songs. As Roberts says, "It's the musical equivalent of an impromptu lemonade stand popping up in the summer heat." Featuring dynamic performances by Chicago-based Robbie Fulks on lead acoustic guitar and banjo, Gerald Dowd on cardboard boxes, paint cans, salt shakers, and other homemade instruments, and John Abbey on upright bass, Lemonade is like no other Justin Roberts recording. The lemony fresh sounds are diversely sprinkled with ukulele, piano, cello, fiddle, marimba, and harpsichord, along with lovely harmonies by Nora O'Connor (Neko Case, The Decemberists), Anna Jacobson, and others. The album also won critical acclaim, international radio play and awards during the last year from Parents' Choice and NAPPA.