Kick A$$ Band of the Week – Jaida Dreyer

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March 5, 2013 by shockboxtv

Kick Ass Band of the WeekGive it up for this week’s Kick A$$ Band of the Week, an extremely talented solo artist from Canada who just so happens to be our very first country music artist!

Jaida Dreyer didn’t grow up intending to become a country music artist, but it’s clear she was meant to be on that path all along. Her unmistakable voice, bubbly personality, and eclectic,

Jaida Dreyer

Jaida Dreyer

insightful songwriting scored her a publishing deal with Grammy Award-winning producer Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Sugarland) at the age of 19. But music was always a part of Dreyer’s life. “Early as I can remember,” she says, “from church to school honor choirs to singing along with the radio at three in the morning trying to stay awake on long-haul drives cross-country, it was always just there.” As a pre-teen, Dreyer found herself drawn to a variety of singer-songwriters like Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Earle. “I had no aspirations to be an artist,” says Dreyer. “Not because I didn’t want to be, I was just a realist. I knew that I didn’t sound like the female country singers I was hearing on the radio and I just figured my place was as a songwriter. I was okay with that. Little did I know that someday people would actually like my voice for the exact reasons that I thought they wouldn’t.”

Jaida’s debut album I Am Jaida Dreyer is available now. Produced by Byron Gallimore, the record features 10 original songs written or co-written by Jaida. Radio singles such as “Confessions” and “Half Broke Horses” are included in the mix, along with co-written compositions like “The Boy Who Cried Love” — the result of an amazing writing session with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush. Jaida’s website and Facebook page are a testament to her skills at delivering her unique personality and talent to her audience!

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