He beats Arcade Fire,The Dears, Feist and more
Patrick Watson has been awarded the 2007 Polaris Prize for his album ‘Close To Paradise’.
The winner who is awarded $20,000 is voted for by around 200 Canadian music journalists and experts.
The nominees were:
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
The Dears – Gang of Losers
Julie Doiron – Woke Myself Up
Feist – The Reminder
Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye
Miracle Fortress – Five Roses
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Ashtray Rock
Chan VanGaalen – Skelliconnection
Patrick Watson – Close to Paradise
–By our New York staff.