Jeffery Straker

Jeffery Straker grew up taking piano lessons in small-town Saskatchewan and has gone on to perform over 100 shows per year across Canada, Europe and Latin America.  The rootsy-storytelling of his songs has the power to transport a listener – out onto a lake in Canada’s North or to the main street of a prairie town.  A clever lyricist with an energetic piano style, his song writing has drawn critical comparisons to the likes of Harry Chapin, Kris Kristofferson & Billy Joel, while maintaining a style distinctly his own.  He’s recorded his music for CBC radio’s ‘Canada Live’, has seen his songs used in film, TV and theatrical productions and in 2020 was awarded “Roots/Folk Artist of the Year” at the Saskatchewan Music Awards.  In 2019 he received his first Western Canadian Music Award.

“Very much an artist to watch” – Canadian Musician Magazine

His most recent musical offering is his May 2021 10-song recording, “Just Before Sunrise”.

Just Before Sunrise is a soundtrack of reflection, evolution and optimism.  “If we can manage to slow ourselves down to take a close look at our past and the changes we’ve been through, there are lessons to be learned.  Sometimes I think we don’t allow ourselves to slow down, to maybe ‘avoid’ glancing back….  The victories and the losses we’ve experienced, inevitably shape our viewpoint and our path.  Memories can lift & propel, though they can also weigh us down.”

Event & Tickets

He plays so nice, we asked him twice! Join us for a virtual benefit concert featuring Jeffery Straker on Saturday, March 26th, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. CST. This Virtual Benefit Concert is a celebration of the work of Astonished! and ultimately the work of the Astonished! Core Members.  The event serves as an important fundraising event for Astonished!  Gather with us for a wonderful evening, together, yet safely apart, #bettertogether.

Tickets: $100 per household. This includes a $75 charitable tax receipt.

Each ‘ticket’ includes one household zoom link which will be emailed to ticket purchasers 24 hours before the event.

Click the button below to purchase ticket(s). Tickets are purchased online through CanadaHelps.

CanadaHelps is a Canadian charity for Canadian charities. They provide safe, secure, easy online access for purchasing tickets for this event.

We invite you to support the Silent Auction that is part of our 10th Annual Astonished! Spring Fundraiser. The auction will be live, March 19 -28, 2022. The auction link will be posted here on March 19, 2022.

Thank you to everyone for making this astonishing evening possible

Gold Sponsors $2,500

Silver Sponsors $1500

Bronze Sponsors $750

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