Watch Black Pumas Play Their Grammy-Nominated Song ‘Colors’ on ‘The Today Show’

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The past year or so has been eventful for Black Pumas, the Austin-based blues/rock band that released its self-titled debut record in 2019.

That album earned the group rapturous acclaim, eventually earning enough buzz to be included in the Album of the Year nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards:

The buzz has been steady and consistent for Black Pumas, and they rode that wave of attention to a performance of the standout track “Colors,” which received Grammy nominations of its own for  Best American Roots Performance and Record of the Year, on The Today Show earlier this week.

Here’s the performance:

On Jan. 20, Black Pumas also performed as part of the Celebrating America primetime event commemorating President Joe Biden’s Inauguration, a performance that no doubt brought them even more attention:

Black Pumas is based in Austin, Texas, and is primarily the project of singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada. The band’s self-titled debut album was released in 2019 via ATO Records, and it was so well received it’s among the nominees for Album of the Year at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards:

Capitalizing on all this well deserved newfound attention, Black Pumas (whom Rock Cellar pegged as a can’t-miss band at the 2020 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival prior to its cancellation) released a Deluxe Edition of its album in October. It includes the original album, 11 bonus tracks, three new songs and live recordings.

Click here to pick up the Deluxe Edition of Black Pumas on CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pick up the Deluxe Edition on Gold/Black & Red vinyl from our Rock Cellar Store

This edition is is the one nominated for the Album of the Year GRAMMY:

If the Black Pumas’ Celebrating America performance, or any other of their buzzworthy moments of the past year-plus served as your introduction to the band, welcome aboard.

Listen to the new Deluxe Edition of the self-titled debut record below, via Apple Music.


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