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Former-Sacramento Group, Tycho, Receives Grammy Nomination

Nick Brunner / Capital Public Radio

Nick Brunner / Capital Public Radio

Electronic music group Tycho got a Grammy nod Tuesday for their fourth studio album "Epoch." 

Tycho founder Scott Hansen grew up in Fair Oaks and hit the Sacramento music scene in the early '90s. Bass player, Zac Brown, still lives in the area. 

Even though Hansen moved to San Francisco in 2006, many in the Sacramento music scene still claim the group as one of their own.  

Interview with Hansen about his early days in Sacramento and how the San Francisco and Sacramento scene differ. 

Sacramento singer/songwriter Autumn Sky says Tycho's accomplishments have implications for the local scene. 

"It's a big deal for any musician to make it big, but it's especially positive for the ripples it sends through the scene and city it came from," says Sky. "Any large success shines a brighter, more positive light on what the rest of us can do, and lends credibility to the area. It just goes to show that the more musicians embrace and evolve with the changing tide of the music industry, including new ways to release and market yourselves, the better chance everyone has to succeed, no matter where you're from."

Concert promoter Clay Nutting says "Epoch" is not only a good electronic music album, it's among the best albums in any music category. Nutting booked Tycho to play at West Sacramento's TBD Fest in 2015. 

"I think anytime anyone from our community achieves something like that I think it's worth celebrating and it's definitely exciting when something like this happens," says Nutting.

Tycho kicks off a world tour Jan. 7 with a sold-out show at Oakland's Fox theater. 

The Grammy Award winners will be announced on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

 electronic music

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