Local country singer Jamie Woodfin is looking forward to performing at this year’s Westerner Days. His show runs July 21st in the ENMAX centrium. Photo submitted

Jamie Woodfin prepping for Westerner Days show

Ponoka singer Jamie Woodfin is gearing up for a performance July 21st at Westerner Days

Ponoka singer Jamie Woodfin is gearing up for a performance July 21st at Westerner Days on the ENMAX Centrium mainstage.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show set to start at 8 p.m.

The show comes on the heels of some tremendous opportunities that have recently come Woodfin’s way, including opening for country star Toby Keith during a show in Fort McMurray just last week. Woodfin also hit the stage at the Calgary Stampede as well.

Most recently, he was nominated for an Association of Country Music in Alberta Award in the Male Vocalist of the Year and 2016 ACMA Rising Star categories. He also performed his latest single Moonlight Left at the ceremonies which were held early this year in Red Deer.

Originally from Ponoka, he now calls Red Deer home.

And over the past few years, word has been spreading about his exceptional musical talent as showcased through several singles including the groundbreaking Just Feels Right, We Go Together, Letting Me Go and his most recent cut – the compelling sensibilities of the aforementioned Moonlight Left.

Woodfin indeed finds the country music community to be most welcoming.

As to his musical journey, Woodfin is enjoying every step. As the singles are released, he’s also finding out more and more who he is as an artist in terms of style and performance.

Looking back, he has long been drawn to making and performing music.

He first picked up guitar when he was about 13. A penchant for the drums and a powerful singing voice soon surfaced as well. Woodfin was also only 14 or 15-years-old when he started writing his own music.

Through high school, he played in a band called The Dirties that were refining their own unique punk/rock sound.

It took a little bit of getting used to when it came to performing, but Woodfin soon found himself comfortable onstage.

During his years with The Dirties, the band produced an EP featuring songs that were written by the group. They played consistently across Central Alberta as well.

These days, it’s about balancing the demands of his full-time work with his growing music career. Part of that includes finding time to discover the inspiration to continually pen new material as well.

Check out Jamie Woodfin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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