Grad's Group Nominated for Two Grammys

Neyla Pekarek

Neyla Pekarek, of the Grammy-nominated group The Lumineers, performs as an undergraduate in the UNC production of The Tomato Plant Girl.

Photo by David Grapes

University of Northern Colorado alumna Neyla Pekarek and the band she joined after graduating, the Denver-based indie group The Lumineers, were nominated for two 2013 Grammy Awards.

The group, which performed during the live TV broadcast of the awards on Feb. 10, received nominations in the Best New Artist and Best American Album categories, but came up short in voting.

The Lumineers are touring in front of sell-out crowds and have enjoyed multiple television appearances over the past two months including a recent performance on Saturday Night Live.

Pekarek earned her bachelor's degree in Music Education in 2010.

Read more about Pekarek in a story on the Greeley Tribune's website.