Frazey Ford 2015 Polaris Music Prize Long List Nomination

June 24, 2015 BY Nettwerk

Nettwerk congratulates Frazey Ford on her inclusion in the 2015 Polaris Prize Long List with her latest critically acclaimed solo album Indian Ocean.
Now in its ninth year, the Polaris Music Prize, honors the best Canadian music from the past year. A $50,000 award will be presented to what the esteemed jury of voters deem to be the best Canadian album released between June 2014 and May 2015. The list will be narrowed down to a short list of 10 on July 16 at The Carlu in Toronto, culminating with a gala at The Carlu on September 21.
The nomination is the latest acknowledgment in the ever-growing acclaim for Indian Ocean, which Frazey follows up with her new video for “Done,” that premiered on NPR. Catch Frazey Ford on the road this summer with several festival performances across Canada. A full list of festival dates are below.
Frazey Ford Festival Dates:
July 9 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 17 – 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver Folk Festival
July 24 – 25 – Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Festival
July 26 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Festival
August 8 – 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Folk Festival
Critical Acclaim For Indian Ocean
“Indian Ocean has all the elements of becoming a classic album with a backstory worth its weight in soul.” — Beatroute Magazine 
“That’s Ford’s genius — finding the ways opposing forces complement each other. She’s got the glitter to balance her grit, and exactly enough sully in her sweet.”
 — NPR Music
“With Indian Ocean, Ford’s making the best art of her life.“ — Georgia Straight
 “An album that transcends its influence…she stands centre of this LP like a quiet testifying force.”  — Mojo (4 Stars) 
“Frazey Ford progresses in country-soul directions on her smokey new album Indian Ocean.” — Globe & Mail
“Frazey Ford takes an unexpected turn on her forthcoming album. She collaborated with the Hi Rhythm Section, best known for their work as the backing band for artists like Al Green and Ann Peebles. The result is gorgeous.” — KCRW
“Indian Ocean is textured with organ undertones, punchy horn sections and laid-back bass lines… tempting to you to press the repeat button.” —Exclaim! 
“Ford delivers her masterpiece.”
— The Sunday Times Culture “Album of the Week” (UK) 
“Indian Ocean grooves so smoothly, with the Hi Rhythm Section holding down some of the finest support you’ll hear this year.” — No Depression
“Frazey Ford is well known as a folk artist, but she has always had an old soul beneath her airy and tremulous voice. Indian Ocean, her second release,
has given that soul a haven for a depth of expression we haven’t heard before.” — !earshot 
“[Indian Ocean] fuses patiently simmering Southern soul grooves with uncommonly intelligent songwriting.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
“For both old and new Frazey Ford listeners, Indian Ocean stands out as a textbook example for a solid Americana album.” — The Gateway