I was once again employed by the Polaris Music Prize this year leading up to and during 2015 Polaris Gala which was won by Buffy Sainte-Marie for her album Power In The Blood.
Buffy’s as deserving as anyone, but the real ace moments on the night were, for me, in order:
3. Host Fred Penner attempting a song medley highlighting all nine previous Polaris winners, including Tagaq and Godspeed You Black Emperor.
2. Alvvays performing a shimmering “Archie, Marry Me.”
1. Jennifer Castle’s epic rendition of “Sparta” backed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Read a recap of the evening here.
Watch the whole broadcast of the event below: