One of our favorite Canadian musicians stops by to round out our 2015 concert series…..
Jeffery Straker and his piano-folk-pop music are often compared to a mixture of early Elton John, Billy Joel, Sarah Slean and Harry Chapin. He performs over 100 shows per year across Canada, but east coast dates are few and far between so this is a show not to miss. He has recorded for CBC radio’s ‘Canada Live’, had a music video chart in the top 10 on Much More Music Canada and has toured internationally as far as Peru, Mexico and Ghana. His tour stops range from intimate house concerts to club and theatre shows and include recent sold-out concerts with Canadian symphony orchestras in Saskatoon, Regina and Sudbury. The review following his orchestral debut read: “Straker was simply spectacular…clearly one of the province’s best cultural exports”. Canadian Musician Magazine has said, “Very much an artist to watch” while the Chicago Free Press has written, “Rufus Wainwright, as well as k.d. lang are among the Canadians making essential and beautiful music. Add the name Jeffery Straker to that list”. His latest career boost came from winning the prestigious Vina del Mar (Chile) song competition in February 2014 where he represented Canada. Performing live to a festival crowd of 20,000 people and to a TV audience of 100,000,000 viewers across the Spanish speaking world he quickly gained a fan following putting him in demand for performances in Latin America.
Details: Show time is 8 pm. $20 per person at the door. Snacks provided. BYOB.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 902 434-8355
Note: CDs make a fabulous Christmas gift and are very easy to wrap. Jeffery has many excellent cds to choose from.