Jeffery Straker

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Strike a Chord
 

The West End Cultural Centre presents
Jeffery Straker
in the ACU Hall

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Doors 7:15pm | Show 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 advance
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketfly, Music Trader and Into the Music

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Jeffery Straker
 
 

Singer-songwriter-pianist Jeffery Straker is crossing Canada on tour with his new album “Dirt Road Confessional”. The 12-song recording brings a roots-inspired flavour to his piano-driven sound, while taking the listener on a journey through story ballads and uptempo grooves. Lyrically the lens is turned inward providing insight into the vulnerabilities of a nomadic musician’s life on the road, and observations of the world he’s encountered performing 100+ shows a year. Whether singing about the discovery of love that sometimes only distance can provide (Thousand Miles Away) or the ups and downs that combine to drive an artist in the pursuit of creation (Beauty in the Grey), the record is both contemplative and joyous.

 

 


 

Jeffery grew up listening to country music on the farm where he grew up in rural Saskatchewan. At the same time he was studying and enjoying classical piano music – eventually playing full sonatas and concertos by composers like Beethoven and Grieg. And while doing that he was a sucker for a good pop song with a great hook, as well as the poetry and wordsmithing of Joni Mitchell & Neil Young. Fast forward to this album. The singer-musician and road warrior has created a recording that sounds, wonderfully, like his influences: a little bit country, a little bit piano-pop, & a lot of stories. Lyrically the album speaks to the tug between life on the road pursuing a dream of music and the longing for love. It takes the listener into the dusty corners of life's travels, through it's dynamic yet cohesive range.

Jeffery Straker website

With help from our partners and sponsors Assiniboine Credit Union, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Arts Council, UMFM, The Government of Canada, and The Government of Manitoba.

 
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