Robby Krieger album, <em>Singularity</em> was recently nominated for a Grammy Award, in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category.
"I am super proud to be nominated," says Krieger, "Especially as hard as Arthur Barrow [the album’s co-producer] and I worked on this album. We started working on the song ‘Russian Caravan’ as a tribute to Miles Davis, shortly after he passed away years ago. We never gave up on the project, even though it took a lot longer than we planned. Believe it or not, we actually said, ‘Man this is good enough to get a Grammy!’ And here we are, nominated. Thank you!". Also incredibly pleased with the nomination is the owner of Oglio Records, Carl Caprioglio, the label that released <em>Singularity</em>. "Oglio Records has been in business since 1993. We have worked with many great artists, but I have to pinch myself every time I think of my good fortune to be working with the legendary Robby Krieger. I will certainly go down in history as one of the luckiest guys in the independent record label business". Robby is represented by Tom Vitorino Management.
Robby Krieger was one of The Doors’ principle songwriters, penning the classics "Light My Fire," "Love Me Two Times," "Love Her Madly," and "Touch Me." ‘Singularity’ co-producer Arthur Barrow is also a multi-instrumentalist musician, best known for his stint as a bass player and band leader for Frank Zappa in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Arthur appeared on The Doors <em>An American Prayer</em> album, and the two have worked together on nearly all of Krieger’s solo work and performances.
Along with Barrow, <em>Singularity</em> features a number of Zappa alumni, including Tommy Mars, Bruce Fowler, Larry Klimas, and Vinnie Colaiuta (all of which are featured on the album’s aforementioned standout track, "Russian Caravan") as well as one of the last appearances from Little Feat’s Richie Hayward. <em>Singularity</em> also features two additional long-time Krieger collaborators, Dale Alexander on "Solar Wind" and Kevin "Brandino" Brandon on "Event Horizon". Additionally, Brandino has appeared on Krieger’s ‘Cinematix’ album for Oglio Records, plus albums from Outkast, Justin Timberlake, and Mary J. Blige, and played over two decades with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
The Awards program happens February 13.