“This award is for our whole family” — The National guitarist and producer Aaron Dessner

Photo by: Graham MacIndoe

Brooklyn-based rock band, The National, won a GRAMMY award in the ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ category for their 2017 release Sleep Well Beast during The Recording Academy® 60th annual GRAMMY® Awards show. Despite previous nominations, it was the band’s first ever GRAMMY win.

Guitarist and producer, Aaron Dessner, shares the emotion of receiving their first GRAMMY.

Photo by: Graham MacIndoe

Aaron Dessner:

We are honored and grateful to be recognized by the Recording Academy. The National started 19 years ago and has grown into a large extended family and community of artistic collaborators. This award is for our whole family and everyone who has helped us and listened along the way. We could never have accomplished what we have just the five of us. We also want to recognize all the incredible music that was not nominated and awarded this year, and every year. The National lived in the shadows for many years, outside the spotlight of commercial success and accolades. There is so much vital and important art and music being made in every corner, whether it’s put up on a pedestal at year end or not. Thank you.

Catch The National on Tour:
Feb 21 — Sydney, Australia — Sydney Opera House Forecourt (SOLD OUT)
Feb 22 — Sydney, Australia — Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Feb 25 — Auckland, New Zealand — Villa Maria Winery
Feb 27 — Brisbane, Australia — Riverstage
March 1 — Melbourne, Australia — Sidney Myer Music Bowl
March 16 — Santiago, Chile — Lollapalooza Chile
March 18 — Buenos Aires, Argentina — Lollapalooza Argentina
March 22 — Rio De Janeiro, Brazil — Circo Voador
March 24 — São Paulo, Brazil — Lollapalooza Brazil
March 25 — Bogotá, Colombia — Festival Estereo Picnic
April 28 — Cincinnati, OH — Homecoming — Smale Park
April 29 — Cincinnati, OH — Homecoming — Smale Park
April 30 — Charlottesville, VA — Sprint Pavilion
May 1 — Raleigh, NC — Red Hat Amphitheater
May 3 — Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheater
May 4 — Asheville, NC — Exploreasheville Arena
May 5 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 4–6 — Atlanta, GA — Shaky Knees Festival
May 25 — Boston, MA — Boston Calling Music Festival
June 1 — Barcelona, Spain — Primavera Sound Festival
June 2 — London, UK — Victoria Park
June 8 — Aarhus, Denmark — Northside Festival
June 9 — Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands — Best Kept Secret Festival
June 10 — Helsinki, Finland — Sideways Festival
June 15 — Dublin, Ireland — Donnybrook Stadium
June 16 — Dublin, Ireland — Donnybrook Stadium
July 13 — Lisbon, Portugal — Nos Alive
Sept 24 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre
Sept 25 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre

For more information and tickets visit The National at: http://americanmary.com/

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