The Overcast’s 2015 Borealis Music Prize Shortlist
The Overcast’s annual Borealis Music Prize is a $1000 award that recognizes uncommon talent, potential, or 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. Its goal is to put local music on the radars of our readership.
This year’s shortlist will be juried by: Bryan Power (Director of NL Folk Fest & Lawnya Vawnya), Angela Antle (CBC’s Weekend Arts Magazine), Dave Rowe (O’Briens Music), Krista Power (MightyPop), and Chris Donelly (“Best Drummer in Town”). Winner will be January’s cover story.
On the Shortlist …Amelia Curran is 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....
Read FULL list here: http://theovercast.ca/the-overcasts-2015-borealis-music-prize-shortlist/
In addition to the Borealis Music Prize cheque and trophy, we will hand out our annual “Breakout Band of the Year” trophy too. Stick around after the 30 minute ceremony for beers on the house and a holiday party.
Details to follow, lootbags to boot. It’s invite only, but we have 30 tickets to give away to non-media, non-band, non-jury members. Want one? Go to this link to enter. www.theovercast.ca/borealisshortlist2015.