For Jackie Guy, five-time Saskatchewan Country Music Association award nominee, music has never been a choice but rather a calling. Guy’s father was instrumental in encouraging her passion for music, purchasing her first bass guitar while she was in the fifth grade. Her great experience with the family band Young Country motivated her to form the band Long Shot while in university, and then to seek out a solo career following marriage and motherhood.
Jackie values family and her faith is very important to her. Having a successful career as a physiotherapist and raising seven children did not stop her from finding time to pen every song on the albums Right Where I Wanna Be, My Red Guitar, and I Did It Anyway. Songwriting is a big passion and Jackie loves having the opportunity to share stories and personal experiences through song. Her unique voice is a blend of Bonnie Tyler, Kelly Willis and Shania Twain.
Guy’s more notable opportunities include Master of Ceremonies at performances for legends Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan, coveted opening spots for Sawyer Brown and Jess Moskaluke, and the creation of memorable music videos such as the colourful, vintage-themed “A Lot Like Me”, "In a Summer", and “Bridges”, shot in Nashville, Tennessee with Dean Miller, son of country music icon Roger Miller.
“Got the One I Wanted”, available on June 26, is a pop country duet with Nashville producer/singer John Strandell. John lent his Dan + Shay vibe to the song’s production, adding vocals that blend beautifully with Jackie’s. The collaborative effort also included Canadian producer Adam Breitkreuz, and this magical love song is a perfect balance of pop and country, sure to dominate summer playlists.
Jackie looks forward to working with Nashville producers this year as she commits to releasing her bucket list Christmas album along with more singles!
The Jackie Guy Band
McFarlane has over twenty years of experience in the music industry. After touring with The Poverty Plainsmen and playing with the Edmonton Symphony, Sierra Noble, the Regina Symphony, Brad Johner and Sue Medley, Rich opened Mosaic Music, a music store, school and recording studio in Prince Albert, SK. When not teaching , Rich is an award-winning producer and engineer, having earned multiple SCMA Awards including Producer of the Year and Studio of the Year.
Gratias is a talented studio musician who has performed with Martin Janovsky and many others, and is presently a member of the band Misdeal.
Jonassen has been active in many bands over the years, sharing the stage with Brad Johner, Donny Parenteau, Darlene Tuleta, JJ Voss and many others and presently resides in Prince Albert, SK.
Salkeld has worked as a professional musician for over 35 years. He received his early musical education in Saskatoon and Toronto before moving on to a career with the Canadian Forces Music Branch. As a member of the Forces, he performed and wrote music for numerous military, government, and public functions throughout North America and Europe. Since retiring from the Forces in 2012, he resides in Saskatoon and freelances as both a writer and performer.