Daily Discovery: Jordan Klassen, “Strengthen Me With Raisins”


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ARTIST: Jordan Klassen

SONG: ‘Strengthen Me With Raisins’

BIRTHDATE: March 21, 1985

HOMETOWN: Abbotsford, BC


AMBITIONS: To hear and be heard, to live artfully, to make music my job.

TURN-OFFS: Raw tomatoes, mushrooms, small talk

TURN-ONS: Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, craft beer, history

DREAM GIG: The Orpheum in Vancouver

FAVORITE LYRIC: At this moment it’s ‘I have only two emotions, careful fear and dead devotion. I can’t get the balance right. Throw my marbles in the fight.’ — The National ‘Don’t Swallow The Cap’

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: My mother (in the best way)

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Nick Drake ‘River Man’

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Marcus Aurelius, Brian Eno, Elizabeth I, Jesus Christ, Joanna Newsom

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Radiohead at Thunderbird stadium on the ‘Hail To The Thief’ tour

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