Trailside Music Cafe' & Inn Presents!
Jill Chandler, Jeffery Straker
109 Main Street
Mount Stewart, PE, C0A 1T0
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is all ages
Chandler's songs come from a place of love, a place of truth and a place of loss. With catchy melodies and poetic lyrics, her songs tell her story. A combination of both folk and pop, her music invites the listener to join her on the journey. Chandler is currently finishing recording her first EP, for release this coming year.
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 to a live audience of 20,000 music fans as well as the nightly 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.
“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’s latest album Dirt Road Confessional was released May 2017. The12-song collection is centred around themes of a musician’s life on the road constantly taking the traveller away from ‘familiarity’, juxtaposed against themes of the human desire for stability, love, and lasting relationships. The new recording launched at #5 on the iTunes Canada singer songwriter charts, has been played on CBC radio and college radio across the country and has been featured by cbcmusic.ca on their “Canadian Songwriter” stream. Straker regularly draws comparisons to Harry Chapin, Kris Kristofferson, Jackson Browne and a young Billy Joel but on Dirt Road Confessional his personal storytelling style stands out distinctly as his own. The artist recently completed his first European tour supporting the recording and continues to perform throughout Canada. November 2018 sees him making his debut at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.