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title of the record speaks to the inspiration.
Adding it was an intimate record for him to write.
inspiration for the record came from really personal experiences, and there are a few story songs about me observing myself doing what I doing, and trying to talk about it in a way that can be universal to other people pursuing a dream of some sort and having doubts along the way, said Straker.
The title expresses the intimate nature of the record and showcases how his life on the road has been.
life, we all on a road or a journey, and let face it, that road isn always paved and free of potholes, he said.
road often has bumps and often has unexpected twists and turns, and facing or hitting them makes you realize and reveal things about yourself.
what I do, you really put yourself out there, you at the mercy of listeners to absorb what you do, and like it or not like it, he said.
a very vulnerable position we put ourselves in. It allows for a lot of self confession as well, he said.
Straker likes to perform, and it can be seen in the more than 100 shows he plays per year across Canada.
like to communicate songs to audiences, it something I really like doing,
it a bit of a rush doing that, he explained.
Also, being an independent artist, it is the easiest way to get his music out there.
best way to connect with people and to build your audience is to be in a community in person, do a show and give them an opportunity to come and listen, Straker said.
I really enjoy that. playing in bigger cities like Toronto, Edmonton and Saskatoon, he also performs house concerts.
Over the last couple of years, Straker favourite place to play was in downtown Toronto, at Koerner Hall, which is a 1,135 seat venue and part of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
reason I loved it so much is two things . the acoustics were unbelievable. I can explain it in words, they knocked your socks off. The second thing was being part of the Royal Conservatory, they had some of the best pianos in the country, he described.
Brett Kissel will be making his way back to the Border City for two nights of country music fun. 27, the Lloydminster German Heritage Society will hold their annual Oktoberfest celebrations.