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The Overcast’s annual Borealis Music Prize recognizes uncommon talent, potential, and originality in any genre of music by a local artist. It is a triple juried award, so whoever wins really worked for it: the longlist, the shortlist, and the winner are each picked by a new, separate jury.
This award is our way of putting some of St. John's best local albums of the year on the radars of our readers who are not going downtown every weekend at midnight to hear local music. We also cut the winner a $1000 cheque, and make them January’s cover story.
READ the full list of nominees here: http://theovercast.ca/the-overcasts-2015-borealis-music-prize-longlist/
And Congrats again to our clients Amelia Curran and Gary & Whit on their nominations! Here is what The Overcast had to say about each nomination:
AMELIA CURRAN: "A sophisticated singer-songwriter with a poet’s lyrics, a striking approach to the guitar, and one of the most affecting voices this side of Canada."
GARY & WHIT: "If you get the reference: Deacon Claybourne would approve; this dreamy Nashville-conjuring duo are Newfoundland’s Scarlett & Gunnar. Matches strikes a rare balance between simplicity and sophistication that is both big and intimate, powerful and quiet."