2023 GRAMMY® Nominee Spotlight: Big Thief

2023 GRAMMY® Nominee Spotlight: Big Thief

Big Thief is an American indie rock band with folk roots based in Brooklyn, New York. Its members are Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar, backing vocals), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums).

The band’s debut album, Masterpiece, was released on Saddle Creek Records in 2016. Their second studio album, Capacity, was released in 2017. In 2019, the band signed to 4AD and released two studio albums: U.F.O.F. in May 2019 and Two Hands in October 2019. Both albums received critical acclaim; U.F.O.F. was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, and the song “Not”, was nominated for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

The band’s fifth studio album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, was released in February 2022. They just wrapped up the Australia and New Zealand leg of their tour.

“There’s always someone who shreds better. Always. You cannot be the best. But what you can be is you.”

MAX OLEARTCHIK, Berklee, 2022

Best Alternative Music Performance

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You


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