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The 2012 Grammy Awards and MESA/Boogie Artist Nominations
The 54th annual Grammy awards show featured legendary performances by many iconic musicians and many who are long time Mesa endorsees. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off the evening with their new single "We Take Care of Our Own". Bruce, who recently swapped out his Mesa/Boogie Mark II C+ touring heads (for over 20 years) with ElectraDynes, returned later in the show to play with Paul McCartney for an Abbey Road medley. Following his recent induction into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sir Paul took us back in time with some great songs and his Mesa Bass 400+, 1516 and 2x15 bass cabs.
Other notable performances featuring Mesa Artists included Kenji Chan with Bruno Mars, playing a Mark V and 4x12 Traditional Straight cabinet and Kurt Allison with Jason Aldean using Dual Rectifiers and 4x12 Rectifier cabs.
We'd like to congratulate all of the Mesa/Boogie Artists Nominated for Grammy Awards this year:
Bruno Mars guitarist Kenji Chan – Mark V &4x12 Traditional cabinet
Paul McCartney – Bass 400+, 2x15 Diesel Bass cabinet, 1516 Diesel Bass Cabinet
Dream Theater's John Petrucci – Mark V & 4x12 Traditional cabinet
Mastodon's Bill Keliher – Royal Atlantic RA-100 head
My Morning Jacket's Tom Blankenship – Bass 400+, M-Pulse 600, 8x10 Powerhouse bass cabinet.
Betty Wright and The Roots' Kirk Douglas – Stiletto Deuce, 4x12 Traditional cabinet
Jason Aldean's Kurt Allison – Lone Star Special Heads & 4x12 Traditional cabinet
Blake Shelton's Rob Byus – Big Block 750, M6 Carbine, Vintage Powerhouse 4x12 cabinet
Thompson Square's Darren Theriault – Bass 400+, 8x10 Powerhouse cabinet
Eric Church's Lee Hendricks – Big Block 750, 6x10 Powerhouse cabinet
Mana's Sergio Vallin - Simul-Class 2:90
Lucinda Williams' Chet Lyster – Lone Star Special 1x12 Combo, Lone Star 1x12 Combo
Keb Mo's Guitarist Terry Wollman – Lone Star 2x12 Combo - and - Bassist Vail Johnson – M9 Carbine & 2x15 Vintage Powerhouse cab
Bruce Springsteen – Electradyne heads
Weird Al Yancovic's Bassist Stephen Jay – Big Block 750, 8x10 Powerhouse cab - and - Guitarist Jim Kimo West - 2:50 power amp
TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone – Mark IV Combo
For a complete list and categories, visit www.grammy.com