Saturday, June 21, 2014

Local Musicians on Polaris Music Prize Long List

The Polaris Music Prize 2014 Long List has been announced and a few local musicians are in the running for the prestigious award.

Both Guelph singer/songwriter Bry Webb and soulful Hamilton gal Jessy Lanza are nominated.  Also of note is the music project, The Kennedy Suite (featuring the Cowboy Junkies) which is in the running as well.  This CD features work by area artists such as Lee Harvey Osmond, Sarah Harmer, Harlan Pepper and Darcy Hepner

Links: Bry Webb, More Bry Webb Stories, Video above courtesy of the National Post Sessions

Links: Jessy Lanza, More Jessy Lanza Stories, Video above courtesy of HyperDub Records

Links: Cowboy Junkies, More Cowboy Junkies Stories, Video above courtesy of the National

The Short List will be announced July 15 and the prize itself will be awarded on September 22, 2014.

Below is the complete long list.

Bry Webb - Free Will
Cowboy Junkies / Various - The Kennedy Suite
Jessy Lanza - Pull My Hair Back
Basia Bulat - Tall Tall Shadow
Mounties (w Hawksley Workman) - Thrash Rock Legacy
The Strumbellas - We Still Move on Dance Floors
Timber Timbre - Hot Dreams
Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
AroarA - In the Pines
Austra - Olympia
Philippe B - Ornithologie, la nuit
Chromeo - White Women
Cousins - The Halls of Wickwire
The Darcys - Warring
Dead Obies - Montréal $ud
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
DIANA - Perpetual Surrender
Drake - Nothing Was the Same
Freedom Writers - NOW
Fresh Snow - I
Frog Eyes - Carey's Cold Spring
Gorguts - Colored Sands
Tim Hecker - Virgins
Jimmy Hunt - Maladie d'amour
Kalle Mattson - Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold
Moonface - Julia with Blue Jeans On
Odonis Odonis - Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Owen Pallett - In Conflict
Pink Mountaintops - Get Back
The Sadies - Internal Sounds
Shad - Flying Colours
Shooting Guns - Brotherhood of the Ram
Solids - Blame Confusion
Rae Spoon - My Prairie Home
Tanya Tagaq - Animism
Thus Owls - Turning Rocks
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - UZU

Blast from the Past: Whitehorse on Polaris Short List 2013

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