I started the evening in the most beautiful location of the evening. Surrounded by paintings of the collection ‘Painting Canada’ -a collection of paintings by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven- the band October Gold played a wonderful set. The audience was seated on cushions and the light was gorgeous (finally allowing me to shoot some decent photos here).
Then I was off to the Auditorium for a very interesting set by a duo called Seamus Cater & Viljam Nybacka playing a folk-inspired set with a bit of ‘avant garde’ in the mix. A cute stage that looked very well.
Next was Rey Villalobos or House of Wolves. Very lo-fi singer/singwriter. You could hear a pin drop. The best moment of the evening was when Rey switched from guitar to piano and faced… me. About a meter from his face. His firs remark: “Ohhhhhshit” :-) Great set.
Last up was Point Quiet back in the Auditorium. A great band with a wonderful arrangement of instruments. Playing a set described as ‘Americana Noir’, this was a fantastic way to end the evening.
The Groninger Museum and wishfulmusic managed it again to book a wonderful set of musicians that do so very well in this setting. Thanks!