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IT’S TIME 

My new debut single “It’s Time” was by far the hardest song to write with the true intent shedding light on the history of residential school and its lasting effect. This song will be the feature single off my new album It’s Time and it is now available on all digital platforms and we did also include our unofficial music video that is available to view now on YouTube.
With Phyllis Webstad’s story triggering how her orange shirt got ripped from her and replaced with residential school scrubs this started a movement and helped inspire hope. This event which has in fact turned into a national holiday was a call to action utilized to commemorate the lost ones and honour the survivors. I first went to a residential school when I was 3 years old after it was taken over from my grandparents and numerous elders from surrounding reserves and communities that was turned into a high school.
This place was where we went to day care and it was also a place where we had to learn the English language knowing we would need it if we wanted to survive in this world. No I don’t have any bad stories about this place however the stories my family had about their survival was kept quiet until i learned about the impacts of colonization when I returned to the same school only this time as a college student. 
It’s time for change but it has to start with you, stand up for what’s right and be the change you want to see in the world. Attached is links for where to find the world debut for “Its Time”

CLICK HERE FOR HYPERLINK

CLICK HERE FOR MUSIC VIDEO

 

 

Music Video 

My 2nd studio album is almost complete and with the lead single called "Its Time" finalized there will be a music video shot in the near future. Orange shirt day is a day that honors the survivors of residential school and commemorates the little one's we needlessly lost during the forced colonization process. This song is done with respect of those we have lost in mind and the music video will have more than enough visuals to capture the true essence of a song needed to heal the nation. It's time for us as a society and as human beings to feel this pain cause by government and church and find true ways of reconciliation so we can move forward together. This song is not meant to place any blame or make anybody feel guilty but will be used as an engagement tool and learning lesson for those who will need help to understand the true history of Canada. We will be filming during the course of September with the video set to release on Sept 30th 2021.

 

Country 100 Radio Interview  

Great interview with Courtney Fielder with the inside scoop on how the song “Lets Get Gone” came into fruition with Marcella J Poitras. This song also features one of the best fiddle players around Jake Clayton currently plays with the legendary Tanya Tucker and we met when we opened up for them a couple years ago at The Venue at River Cree. This song for sure has some icing on the cake if you love fiddle..... I know I do. Thank you to Country 100 for the love and support.  

Song produced by Terry Hoknes in Saskatoon with my friends from Georgia at Tunedesigner.com 
Associated with Saskatchewan Country Music Association and SaskMusic 
Mentioned Taste of Saskatchewan 
Country Thunder Music Festivals 
UK Export marketing through Michelle Hatcher Media 
Featured on Canadian  Indie Country Countdown 
Currently on top 40 North American Chart 

https://www.indigenousmusiccountdown.com/

Click INTERVIEW to listen.

TOP 40 CHART   

After receiving a notification that my new song “Let’s Get Gone” was added to a countdown that features some of North America’s top Indigenous Artists I nearly jumped out of my skin.

The Indigenous Music Countdown is hosted by Roz McIvor, who spotlights today’s best new Indigenous music and shares interviews from artists who range from several genres including; hip-hop, rock, country, alternative, rock, folk and pop/dance. 

NCI has been producing Canada’s longest running Indigenous music chart program since 2000. 

“The name change is in recognition of the term Indigenous, now commonly used both nationally and globally. Over the last few years we’ve also begun to receive music from as far away as Australia and the U.S., so it’s a natural progression. We’re also experiencing a lot of momentum because of a very wide reach, due to our broadcast partners.” said David McLeod, Executive Producer of the IMC. 

“We began airing the countdown after partnering with NCI in January of 2015 and continue to recognize the amazing music that exists within the Indigenous community,” said Jeff Leake, Director, Music Programming, SiriusXM Canada. “We’ve also added a number of singles to our regular rotation from the Indigenous Music Countdown.”

Being able to share my music with listeners from all over Turtle Island is now a dream come true and I hope we can gain your love and support through some very much needed votes to climb the chart.

Click HERE to register and vote for your favourite artists.

Yours in music

 

Jarrid Lee

 

National Indigenous Peoples Month  

Get ready for a virtual concert folks featuring some of Saskatchewan Canada’s top Indigenous Artists.

Our National Indigenous History Month concert premieres here and on our YouTube page June 24 at 7pm. You'll get to see the results of our video mentorship project over the past weeks, with songs from these amazing artists:  
Allison Rae Strong Music  Angus Vincent  Berk Jodoin music  Biz Nico  Donny Parenteau  GypsyMoonbird  Jarrid Lee  Lyrico Keller - Undergroundlife Productions-UGL  #NigeB 306nowujalo306  Patrick Moon Bird  Raven Reid  Riva Farrell-Racette  #RyanPeekeekoot  #TerriBear  #yvonnestgermaine  

Learn more about them: https://www.saskmusic.org/news/the-latest/view,article/7108/national-indigenous-history-month-concert-june-24

We acknowledge the financial support of  
The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR). the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada, et des radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada. 
With thanks to MBC Radio, SaskTel maxTV Local on Demand and Creative Saskatchewan

 

CLICK HERE  FOR MORE INFO

Boots & Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase 

What a dream come true this is HUGE NEWS.
As an emerging global country artist I am humble to announce I have been selected to participate in a showcase where I have the potential to win:

-Single release with Warner Music Canada 
-Performance at Boots & Hearts Festival in 2022

-Professional Songwriting Session 
-Management Sessions from Invictus Entertainment

Click HERE to cast your vote and help make my dream come true.

THIS COULD VERY WELL BE MY BIG BREAK.

Jarrid Lee

New Radio Single  

Are you ready for some new music? 

"Let's Get Gone" based on a true story.....just ask my wife Marcella J Poitras she's the one who wanted to get the heck out of St.Paul and back into the big bright city lights of Saskatoon.  
We literally left every stone unturned in my old dirt town and decided to just pack up one night and go, so as we were packing I laughed and told her I know you don't like it here so................... 
"LETS GET GONE!" 

I'm more than certain we have all been feeling a little  more than cooped up lately and this song is dedicated to anyone that has been craving that feeling of walking down the isle to an awaiting jet plane or to the avid road tripper this song is definitely for YOU!  

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE: June 3rd to Canadian Country Radio and College Radio in North America along with June 10th on all Digital Platforms 

Pre-save is song here


 Yours in music Jarrid Lee 


Photo Credits = Laurel T Sapp Photography

New Music Video coming soon......... 

It’s apparent that every artist needs to be able to have a visual along with their music that can better tell the story so we are doing just that. I have been living in Saskatoon for 5 years now and I have had the opportunity of working in one of the most beautiful buildings downtown called the Remai Modern Art Gallery where we filmed “Up on Stage” on location as well as the rooftop.

Once I had an idea in my head it was hard to let go so I began searching out for people to help make this visual art into a living piece I can be proud of and I didn’t have to search very far until running into Canadian Indigenous Hip Hop Legend Barry “Blu” Morin.

We began coming up with a story line with the purpose  behind the music video focused on being up on stage alone with no fans, and with all the back and forth work we put into the storyline I’m certain you will all like it. We find as artists we are missing entertaining along with all of your loving support as fans we all miss being “Up on Stage.”

Stay tuned for a sneak peek of the music video on YouTube, Facebook, Tidal and Vimeo in May of 2021.... and NEW MUSIC COMING SOON TOO!!!!!!!

Racism in the industry? 

Too many times I’ve been faced with racism in my life to count and I didn’t expect it from my colleagues but it is what it is. Let’s talk about and make things right so we can have a better brighter future. To read part of the story click the link. 
CBC STORY HERE

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  • Corbin Poitras
    Corbin Poitras Elk point ab
    Congrats on your success jarrid!

    Congrats on your success jarrid!

  • Ryan P
    Ryan P Hometown
    I remember your first unplugged live concert on the Conklin airstrip. That was epic and the beginning of a spectacular career. Awesome work and dedication and I'm honored to call you brother. The charged meeting speaker, your amp and two microphones. I seen it "up on stage" that night. Can't wait for you to rock the wedding!

    I remember your first unplugged live concert on the Conklin airstrip. That was epic and the beginning of a spectacular career. Awesome work and dedication and I'm honored to call you brother.
    The charged meeting speaker, your amp and two microphones. I seen it "up on stage" that night. Can't wait for you to rock the wedding!

  • shelley
    shelley kehewin
    Hi Jarrid, we are coming to watch you at dene this weekend

    Hi Jarrid, we are coming to watch you at dene this weekend

  • Vag
    Vag Saskatchewan
    Keep that aim set high, brutha, proud of ya!

    Keep that aim set high, brutha, proud of ya!