Allison Russell, the Montreal-born artist – who launched her career at Vancouver’s South Hill Candy Shop, made her first record as a member of Vancouver’s Fear of Drinking and first drew international attention as a co-founder of Po’Girl with Trish Klein of the Be Good Tanyas – has just scored four more Grammy nods to go with the three she earned in 2021 for her debut album, Outside Child.
This year, Allison is nominated for Best Americana Album for The Returner, Outside Child‘s follow-up.
She’s also nominted for Best Song and Best Americana Performance for the title track, and for Best American Roots Performance for “Eve Was Black.”
The only other two Canadians to be nominated in the roots or world categories this year are Joni Mitchell and Rufus Wainwright, both of whom are finalists in the Best Folk Album category.
Joni, who just turned 80 on Nov. 7, is nominated for Joni Mitchell at Newport (Live). Rufus is nominated for Folkocracy.
The Grammys will be handed out on Feb. 4.