Raw music

One of my favourite places in Vancouver is the wonderful Raw Canvas in Yaletown. Not because of its concept, which is a painting studio in the back and a cheese and wine bar in the front. But because of its amazing open mic nights and live music. Especially  Alex Maher, who plays with friends and new talents on Monday nights. A mix of hip hop, funk and soul, he is a beautiful performer and truly inspiring to watch.

Alex Maher performing. Wait till he gets out the saxophone. My favourite instrument in the world, sensual, evocative and entrancing. Hear some of his music for yourself here.

Hip hop friend.

Of course I’d happily go to Raw Canvas for one of their fantastic cheese boards.


Stop and listen

Normally when listening to new music, if I’m working I just tune it out. But this guy stopped me in my (typing) tracks. Plus a million star points for having called his latest album ‘And in the Endless Pause There Came the Sound of Bees’.

Johann Johannsson – Fordlândia

From Endless Pause Johann Johannsson – Rainwater