Rev. Dan Schatz, the minister of the BuxMont Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship in Warrington, PA, has been nominated for a Grammy award for 2009.
Schatz, along with his two co-producers, has been nominated for Best Traditional Folk Album for the two-CD set “Singing Through the Hard Times—A Tribute to Utah Phillips.” The CD features performances by folk and contemporary music legend (and Unitarian Universalist) Pete Seeger, as well as Ani DiFranco, Tom Paxton, Emmylou Harris, Rosalie Sorrels, and Gordon Bok. The album celebrates the music of Utah Phillips, an iconic folk singer and storyteller—also a UU—who died in May 2008.
The 2010 Grammy Awards will be held on January 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Schatz plans to attend, along with his wife, Geeta Shivde, and his co-producers, Jacqui and Kendall Morse.
Read Michelle Bates Deakin's feature on Schatz's Grammy Nomination in UUWorld.org.