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Grammy winner Gregg Karukas returns for DC show

Grammy winner Gregg Karukas returns for DC show

Gregg Karukas was sitting in his car, waiting to meet someone, watching the afternoon Grammy awards ceremony stream on his iPhone for about 10 minutes, when he found out he won.

Karukas, a Maryland native who will return to the area for a show in March, produced, co-wrote and arranged Omar Akram's album "Echoes of Love," which won Best New Age Album at the 55th Grammy Awards on Feb. 10.

Since he didn't attend the ceremony, his immediate reaction was "total butterflies in my stomach and excitement at the same time," he said.

"It was one of those things where I thought it was very nice to get a nomination, but I didn't think there was any chance...