Baltimore's Milkshake nominated for a Grammy
Milkshake, the Baltimore-based children's band, has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Musical Album for Children.
"It's refreshingly unexpected," said lead singer Lisa Mathews. "It just feels good that our peers think we're worth at least a nomination."
Released in August, the album, "Great Day," is Milkshake's fourth, and is in great company, Mathews said. Other nominees in the same category include albums by Ziggy Marley, Jonathan Sprout and Buck Howdy.
"We were up against some heavyweights," Mathews said.
With "Great Day," Milkshake aimed to make an album that appealed to tweens and toddlers alike. "I Want It," one of the dozen songs on "Great Day," is about materialism. ...
"I want five scoops of ice cream, piled up so high / whipped cream and a cherry, yeah, that'll keep me satisfied," she sings. "But all I want isn't all I need / I don't need a room full of things / I just need home, good books to read / The wind in my hair, a kiss on my cheek."
Mathews fronts the six-piece, which includes acoustic guitarist Mikel Gehl, bassist Cord Neal, drummer Tom Moon, electric guitarist Michael Sheppard and accordionist and keyboardist Brian Simms.
"It's a dream of theirs to go to the Grammys," she said. "It's going to be good to walk the red carpet. They should be proud, and I know they are. They're gushing about it."(Handout photo)