The independent record label group Valley Entertainment and Dancing Cat Records announce a marketing and label partnership. Dancing Cat, founded by George Winston, includes George’s historical catalogue and the classic albums of Hawaiian slack key guitar legends who George recorded including Keola Beamer, Cyril Pahinui, Ledward Kaapana, Dennis Kamakahi, Ozzie Kotani, Leonard Kwan, Ray Kane, Sonny Chillingworth, Bla Pahinui, Martin Pahinui, George Kahumoku, George Kuo and others.
"Over the holiday we lost our friend Irving Burgie. In addition to being a real philanthropist (endowing schools in Jamaica, Barbados and scholarships at two U.S. colleges), in addition to being a true leader in the civil rights movement, in addition to being a kind and generous friend, he made the world better with the songs he'd written: "Jamaica Farewell", "Angelina", "Day-O" and others."
The nominees are in for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards!
David Darling's "Homage to Kindness" received a nomination for Best New Age Album. The Hearts of Space Records' cellist is no stranger to Grammy voters. He previously received nominations in 2002 ("Cello Blue") and 2015 ("In Love and Longing") and won his first in 2010 for "Prayer for Compassion".