Abigail Lapell was today named this year’s recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. In a statement from the jurors, they said the decision was unanimous and described the winning submission, “Jordan,” as “a beautifully written song that evokes a strong sense of place.”
The award comes with a $1,000 cash prize, and will be presented to Lapell at the Folk Music Ontario conference in Ottawa this Sunday, Oct. 23. “Jordan” is set for inclusion on Lapell’s new full-length album, Hide Nor Hair, to be released on January 20, 2017 through Coax Records/Outside Distribution.
Check it out in the Coax Store: Hide Nor Hair