Jeffery Straker

Categories: Musicians: Keyboard/Piano, Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Adult Contemporary, Folk, Pop

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Jeffery Straker
Regina, SK

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Description

Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker performs over 100 shows per year across Canada and abroad. He’s recorded for CBC radio’s ‘Canada Live’, had a music video chart in the top 10 nationwide and has toured internationally playing pianos in places as far away as Mexico, Chile and Peru.  His folk-pop hooks and rootsy story-telling have been featured in Film, TV, and theatrical productions while he maintains a touring schedule in venues ranging from house concerts to theatres and festivals, as well as shows with symphony orchestras.  Jeffery was the winner of the Vina Del Mar International Song Competition in Chile in 2014 representing Canada where he earned a Latin American fan following performing each night to a live audience of 20,000 and a TV audience of 150,000,000 viewers around the Spanish speaking world.  Originally from small town Saskatchewan, the classically trained pianist was raised by a church organist mother and an auctioneer father. He swears he was born under the piano on the family farm.

     Jeffery’s latest album Dirt Road Confessional (May 2017) launched at #5 on the iTunes Canada singer songwriter charts, & has played on CBC radio and college radio across the country.  It was voted a Top 10 album in Saskatchewan in 2017 and was also the #1 album in Regina SK as decided by readers of the Prairie Dog magazine.  Straker regularly draws comparisons to Harry Chapin, Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Browne and a young Billy Joel.

“Gifted in his ability to write intricate story songs buoyed by melodies that fit a listener's ears like a beloved broken-in glove." - Calgary Herald

Jeffery has launched seven albums over the last 10 years to both warm critical and fan response with several climbing into the iTunes top 10 singer-songwriter charts in Canada.  Concert demand has taken him from coast to coast across Canada and through Europe promoting his most recent work.  October 2018 sees him reunite with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra performing his songs in their 2000 seat concert hall (TCU Place), and in November Straker makes his National Arts Centre debut in Ottawa.   www.jeffstraker.com

Events

Date Event Venue
Sep 22
7:30pm
Jeffery Straker
Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre
Cymric , Sask
Oct 20
7:30pm
Prairie Pops with Jeffery Straker
TCU Place (Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium & Convention Centre)
Saskatoon, SK
Nov 18
2:00pm
Jeffery Straker
Marysburg Assumption Church & Centre of the Arts
Marysburg, Saskatchewan
Nov 20
7:30pm
Jeffery Straker
Broken Spoke Art Gallery
Maple Creek , Sask
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Discography

  • Vagabond

    Various Artists

    October 2012

    Produced by Danny Michel music/lyrics: Jeffery Straker "Four out of four stars" - Toronto Star
  • under the soles of my shoes

    Various Artists

    Produced by Dave Thomson music/lyrics: Jeffery Straker
  • Step Right Up

    Various Artists

    Produced by Justin Gray music/lyrics: Jeffery Straker
  • Songs from Highway 15

    Various Artists

    Produced by Brian Moncarz music/lyrics: Jeffery Straker
  • North Star Failing

    Various Artists

    June 2015

    Jeffery and his piano-folk-pop music are often compared to a mixture of early Elton John, Ben Folds, Sarah Slean, Billy Joel and Harry Chapin. Straker’s new album reached #9 on iTunes Singer Songwriter chart in its 2nd week, and #6 in Saskatchewan sales in its 3rd week. “(This) is a pop record of the kind Elton John made in his peak early period. But Straker covers a wide swath of musical territory on this new disc, keeping us wondering where we might go next, while never losing sight of the importance of a finely crafted tune. Why doesn’t all pop music sound like this?” – Mark Rheaume, CBC Radio. Produced by: Dean Drouillard. Recorded at: The Rogue, Toronto ON and Studio One, Regina. More info: www.jeffstraker.com

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  • Dirt Road Confessional

    Various Artists

    May 2017

    Straker’s latest brings a roots-inspired flavour to his piano-driven sound. The singer-musician and road warrior has created a recording that sounds like his multitude of influences: a little bit roots/country, a little bit piano-folk-pop, and a lot of wonderful stories. Lyrically, the album speaks to the tug between life on the road pursuing a dream of music and the longing for love and cultivating a relationship. Some songs have steel guitar accompanying the piano, others invite dobro and banjo for texture. Recorded at: Various studios in Echo Lake NS, Toronto ON, Los Angeles CA, and Regina. Produced by: Daniel Ledwell, Royal Wood/Lawrence Katz, Brad Prosko/Murray Pulver, Dean Drouillard, Robyn Dell’Unto.