Manitoba Country Music Associations 2021 Roots Artist of The Year nominee, Jaryn Friesen, combines his raw sound built on the foundation of honky-tonk and outlaw music with his hearty lyrics and story telling to create honest country and western music.
From a young boy, Jaryn has been thrown into a world of music. "My dad and I would spend hours going through old records and cassettes. He has such a wide taste in music and in depth knowledge of artists, their songs and their lives. It was hard not to fall in love with those guys.". Ever since playing his first keyboard at 5 years old, Jaryn has been writing music and sharing it with everyone he thought would listen.
Writing through his own personal experiences and life journey, which includes both hard times and good, Jaryn shines through the many streams in which his music flows. He relies on his band and their cowboy songs to put on a loud Rock N Roll show that leaves your worries and troubles at the door, or his guitar and vulnerable, witty stories to capture the crowd from every stage he plays on.
Backed by some of Canada's most talented artists and the opportunity to play shows across the country in 2022, Jaryn's honest, hard working, versatile sound, prepares him for stages in both mainstream and roots music.