Jarrid Lee (Chief & Council)

Categories: Groups and Duos, Musicians: Guitar, Musicians: Vocalist, Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Blues, Country, Indigenous, Rock

Contact

Jarrid Poitras
3206 McGill Street
Saskatoon , SK, S7H 3P4

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Description

Originally from St.Paul Alberta Jarrid is an award winning singer/songwriter. 

Growing up Jarrid followed his dad Rollie Poitras around with country band “County Express,” so most of his childhood weekends were spent backstage at talent shows, weddings, beer fests, rodeos, music festivals, and just about every community event one can think of. There was no shortage of musical influence around him with every family member owning a guitar or fiddle in the house they were always ready to play and ready to sing. Dad bought Jarrid his first electric guitar at the age of 12 and that’s when the endless hours of swollen fingers and self teaching began.

There was always a love and affinity for country music and as time went on Jarrid found himself listening to new country artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Dean Brody so he picked up an acoustic and began to emulate the sounds of new country. Although Jarrid had not received any formal vocal training, music lessons, or guitar lessons he decided to start writing his own music and it was then he auditioned his original music for a showcase called Voices of the North in the winter of 2014. Jarrid receive a phone call that he was chosen to perform at the Saskatchewan Showcase in February of 2015 where that experience sparked his love for the big stage. 

Jarrid decided a relocation to Saskatoon was needed in order to pursue his love for music and was quickly recruited to join the Saskatchewan Country Music Association and SaskMusic. Jarrid won a spot to play the main stage at Craven’s Country Thunder music festival through a radio contest where he won the CKRM “Spirit of Saskatchewan” songwriters award for his song “Small Town.” In only 5 short years Jarrid has played at numerous venues and shows across Western Canada opening up for such names as Trooper, David Lee Murphy, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Colin Raye, Jess Moskaluke, Midland and his idol Luke Bryan. Jarrid has also opened shows for Tom Cochrane and Red Ryder along with Country Music Legend Tanya Tucker.

Jarrid is relentless in his pursuit of entertaining and his sound is like that of the heartfelt 90’s country mixed with the new gritty muscle country like Jason Aldean. Jarrid continues to grow his fan base daily by sharing his stories of life, love and adventure through his Facebook Page. A very highly anticipated debut EP was released in June of 2020 with 6 SCMA nominations with “Up on Stage” going to #1 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown and #1 on Sirius XM 165. For a small town boy he has big dreams Jarrid is currently working on a full length album that will be completed in the new year of 2022.

News

  • Jarrid Lee “It’s Time” Single Release

    Jarrid Lee “It’s Time” Single Release

    September 21, 2021

    "This song was by far the hardest one to write and it is the debut single off my new full length album entitled  “It’s Time” that will be released here in the near future" says Jarrid Lee. 

    I urge you to listen to this song that will be released in conjunction with Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation happening on Sept 30th then try your best to realize what happened here on Turtle Island is our truth with regards to residential school. I encourage you to listen with an open heart and an open mind and be the change you would like to see in your own life with reconciliation on hand.
    “It’s time” to wake up “It’s time” to go through the pain “It’s time” we make a change and finally stand up for what’s right.

    My ancestors have spoken and they have come to tell the truth through this song, a message for all of the survivors we are still here strong & resilient and for the people who are learning please help us heal. 
    You can do your part and help by pre saving this song, and please SHARE IT.

    ———Jarrid Lee———

    Warning: This song was intended for hope and educational purposes and may cause a trigger with the lyrics. 
    National Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419
    Presave Link:
    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/jarridlee/its-time

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Discography

  • Small town

    Various Artists

    December 2019

    3 song EP that showcases the song writing style of Jarrid Lee.

    Small town won Jarrid a songwriter award from CKRM called the “Spirit of Saskatchewan” songwriters award and a spot to play the mainstage at Craven in the summer of 2018.

  • Up on Stage

    Various Artists

    June 2020

    A 5 song EP that has an upbeat, road trip heartfelt feel to it with songs that include 

    Country Girls, Small Town, Up on Stage, Glass of Wine, Spedden Devil

    This is Jarrid’s first commercial release with one song tied to a songwriters award and another that will be featured in a film in 2021

  • Up on Stage

    Various Artists

    June 2020

    A 5 song EP that has an upbeat, road trip heartfelt feel to it with songs that include 

    Country Girls, Small Town, Up on Stage, Glass of Wine, Spedden Devil

    This is Jarrid’s first commercial release with one song tied to a songwriters award and another that will be featured in a film in 2021

Videos

  • It's Time

    The latest single from this county/rock artist out of Saskatoon!
    "This song was by far the hardest one to write and it is the debut single off my new full length album, entitled 'It’s Time,' that will be released here in the near future...I encourage you to listen with an open heart and an open mind and be the change you would like to see in your own life with reconciliation on hand." says Jarrid Lee.

    Track with Terry Hoknes at HoknesStudios in Saskatoon. Video by Terry Hoknes Productions...