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Jaydee Bixby fits in with modern country but shows his roots

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Jaydee Bixby and the boys in the band. Photo by Richard AmeryWhat can you say about Jaydee Bixby? He was on Canadian Idol and fits right in on modern country radio.
 He played to at least 100 people at Essies beneath the Lethbridge Lodge, March 3. He put on a capable show, showed off his pretty mature pipes,  though he lurked at the back of the stage in the shadows while letting his band solo. He asked the audience to deliver tequila shooters to his mom working the merch table and  was having a good time, yelling “holler, and swaller” at the screaming crowd to get them to drink.

Most of them were just standing on the dance floor watching him though a couple danced, a lot of others, mostly  young girls, sat in the front row and screamed.
 He started his set off slow with one of his hot singles from his latest CD “Easy To Love,”  “Closer Than You Think,” then picked up the pace with “That Never Stopped Me Before,” before showing his roots with an uptempo version of Buck Owens’ “Tall Dark Stranger.”

He  introduced “Old Fashioned Girl,” from his debut CD  by saying “there has to be some old fashioned girls in Lethbridge. Then he went back again singing Elvis Presley’s “Mystery Train,” which allowed the band to show their rockabilly chops.

I had to leave midway through “Boys in the Band,” which let the band  shine by incorporating a variety of classic rock hits. But the boys in the band were just getting started.


— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor


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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 March 2011 18:05 )  
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