Hyper-Talented Moose Javian chanteuse, Megan Nash, earned herself SaskMusic's most coveted annual acknowledgement: 2017's Album of the Year.
SaskMusic published the result on Friday Dec 22, claiming "Seeker takes Nash’s confident, yet intimate songwriting into intriguing new textural dimensions."
Seeker is Megan's third full-length album; and while it kept her classic sound and song-writing intact, it also acted as a departure for her, seeing her delve into the world of rock music; joining with Regina quintet, Bears in Hazenmore, to build a thicker, more theatrical sound and earning comparisons to Serena Ryder and Martha Wainwright.
It should noted that she beat out some incredibly tough competition to win this award:
Colter Wall's self-titled full-length earned him international recognition; his songs have now been used in multiple Hollywood films. Blake Berglund's latest release, Realms is nothing short of spectacular. Jess Moskaluke and One Bad Son garnered national coverage on syndicated radio stations for their 2017 releases. Deep Dark Woods, the perennial prairie favourites released their darkest, most harrowing record to date, in Yarrow; And Def 3 garnered enough hype that he was able to get all-time, hip-hop legend, Del the Funky Homosapien to cameo on his record, Small World.
Megan Nash, with the full band, will be performing tracks from Seeker at The Mae Wilson theatre on Saturday, Feb 3rd.
Watch the video for the album's first single, "Bad Poetry".