Jeffery Straker

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

Genres: Adult Contemporary, Pop, Roots or Folk


Jeffery Straker
Regina, SK

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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.



  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Live with CBC Radio

    Various Artists

    July 2014

    The latest album from this international-award-winning singer/songwriter/pianist contains 14 tracks recorded by CBC Radio live in concert at the Mae Wilson Theatre in 2012, as well as 3 bonus tracks from a 2009 live CBC recording from Westminster United Church. Fifteen of the tracks have previously been released on Jeffery’s studio recordings, with two brand new songs included, “Friday Night Moves” and “Old Tin Drum.” Produced by: Bonnie Austring-Winter and Shauna Powers. Recorded at: live at Mae Wilson Theatre, Moose Jaw and WestMinster United Church, Regina by Chris Haynes. More info: Released: July 17, 2014

  • Just Before Sunrise

    Various Artists

    May 2021

    On May 7, 2021 singer-songwriter pianist Jeffery Straker released his latest full-length recording, “Just Before Sunrise”. The roots/folk/singer-songwriter album is described as a 'soundtrack of reflection' that reveals an optimistic outcome. In a way it asks the listener, ‘Where have you been? Where are you headed? Where would you like to be headed’? Written and recorded in the wake of the sudden loss of his mother these songs speak to the life long need to dream, to belong and to matter. The 10 song work produced in partnership with Russell Broom also features 2 co-writes/co-productions with Royal Wood. Singles have seen several playlist placements (Spotify, Amazon) spanning the roots, folk and country genres. Influences include: Harry...

  • Just After Sunset

    Various Artists

    October 2022

    “Just After Sunset” is a 5-song acoustic folk/roots EP, reimagining songs from Jeffery's 2021 LP “Just Before Sunrise”. With Jeffery’s previous eight albums being piano-driven outings, he changes gears with this EP by inviting acoustic guitar to lead the charge on four of the songs. Only simple hand percussion, foot stomps, and sparse piano add to the arrangements. All guitar tracks were performed by Bryn Besse (Regina SK). Track 5 (Heavy is the Burden) adds backing vocals and strings. The result is a striking collection of songs sitting at the intersection of contemporary singer-songwriter, folk and roots genres. The lyrics are reminders of what ‘has been’ and what ‘could be’ with the focus on the stories within.

    The album is availab...


  • Ready to be Brave

    Words & Music: Jeffery Straker

    Produced by Versa Films, Saskatoon SK.

    Director Dylan Hryciuk

    Audio production by Russell Broom

    From the album "Just Before Sunrise", released May 7 2021


  • Heavy is the Burden

    Words & Music: Jeffery Straker

    Produced by Wavelength Entertainment, Regina SK.

    Director Chris Triffo

    Audio production by Brad Prosko From the EP "Just After Sunset" released Oct 6 2022

  • Sing Your Song

    Latest single from this singer-songwriter-pianist out of Regina! The 2nd lead-up single from Jeffery Straker's forthcoming full-length album. Co-written with Ottawa's Juno winning folkstress Lynn Miles, audio production is by Steve Dawson at The Hen House in Nashville TN. The lyrics speak to finding the confidence to pursue a dream, to let your guard down & let your ‘real’ voice be heard. It encourages vulnerability to let people see the ‘real you’. The lyric video was shot with a real actual...