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Only Sometimes (Remix)

by Jay Semko

Released 2015
Inner Expression Records
Released 2015
Inner Expression Records
A classic heartbreak duet with an edge, featuring Leslie Stanwyck singing with Jay Semko - jangly acoustic guitars with twangy electrics, pedal steel, and accordion make for a lonesome drive through the night along a deserted highway.......
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Canadian treasure Jay Semko is known nationally as singer and bassist with Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame members the Northern Pikes, internationally as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including Canada's most successful internationally syndicated series, "Due South", and as one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters, with 10 solo albums released. His new album "Flora Vista" recently won the 2015 SCMA Award for Roots Album of the Year, and his …
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Flora Vista

by Jay Semko

Released 2014
Inner Expression Records
Released 2014
Inner Expression Records
The legendary Canadian artist's beautiful, raw, and honest words, carried by purely rich acoustic and electric guitars, open many doors of the listener's mind leading into and through the many mansions, landscapes and emotions of this musical road trip.
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Jay Semko is known across Canada as singer and bassist with Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees the Northern Pikes, internationally as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including Canada's most successful internationally syndicated series, "Due South", and as one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters. His new album is entitled "Flora Vista" - a rootsy, melodic, acoustic guitar based journey of love, loss, spirituality, addiction and recovery. Jay's …
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Sending Love

by Jay Semko

Released 2012
Inner Expression Records
Released 2012
Inner Expression Records
Released on Valentine's Day 2012, this album is all about love - emotional, spiritual and physical......atmospheric folksy roots rock from a Canadian songwriting legend whose words and music will stay with you forever.....
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Jay Semko is known across Canada as singer and bassist with Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees the Northern Pikes, internationally as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including Canada's most successful internationally syndicated series, "Due South", and as one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters. "Sending Love" is Jay Semko's 2012 acoustic roots/rock masterpiece, taking the listener on an epic journey of love......... true, spiritual, and ultimately deeply …
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Force of Horses

by Jay Semko

Released 2011
Inner Expression Records
Released 2011
Inner Expression Records
This album won the SCMA Award for Roots Album of the Year in 2012...... twangy, rollicking, and romantic, featuring a folksy Christmas song that is becoming a seasonal classic on Canadian radio.
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Jay Semko is known across Canada as singer and bassist with Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees the Northern Pikes, internationally as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including Canada's most successful internationally syndicated series, "Due South", and as one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters. "Force of Horses" is Jay's fifth solo album, originally released in 2011, and the album won the Saskatchewan Country Music Association Award for Roots …
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Jay Semko

by Jay Semko

Released 2010
Inner Expression Records
Released 2010
Inner Expression Records
Country roots-rock at it's finest.....gorgeous twang with love, heartbreak and more - "Before You Leave Canada" is truly a Canadian classic, and "Drop You in The Water" was nominated as Best Gospel Song in the international Independent Music Awards....
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Jay Semko is known across Canada as singer and bassist with Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame members the Northern Pikes, internationally as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including Canada's most successful internationally syndicated series, "Due South", and as one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters. "Jay Semko" is Jay's fourth solo album of original songs, released in 2010. It was produced by renowned Vancouver producer Jay Buettner, and features …
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International Superstar

by Jay Semko

Released 2008
Inner Expression Records
Released 2008
Inner Expression Records
A Roots/Americana/Alt Country festival of twang and jangle with pedal steel and attitude, lyrically travelling down the highways of love, joy, heartache, empty bottles and promises - ultimately redemption, with the Gospel classic "Jesus Is Gonna Help Me".
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Reviews for International Superstar

JAY SEMKO INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR Exclaim - David McPherson - July 2008 On his third studio record and sixth solo release, Semko steers away from the white line of straight-ahead, radio-friendly pop he was known for with the Northern Pikes, heading instead down the gravel country roads. The result is a soulful, sweet offering that shares similarities with Buck Owens. Recorded in Saskatoon, with several of the songs co-in Nashville, Semko uses these …
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Live At The Royal Saskatchewan Museum

by Jay Semko

Released 2008
Smoothwater Records
Released 2008
Smoothwater Records
Known worldwide for his work with Canadian pop icons the Northern Pikes, and as composer for the internationally syndicated TV series "Due South", one of Canada's finest songwriters recorded this live album with a six-piece band.
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Jay Semko "Live at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum" was recorded at the theatre located in the RSM in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on March 10, 2007 by the CBC mobile recording unit. Jay's band included Kim Fontaine- bass/vocals, David J. Taylor- electric guitar/vocals, Blair Finley- electric guitar, Warren Rutherford- pedal steel, Lou Fontaine- drums and percussion, and Jay Semko singing lead vocals and playing acoustic guitar. "Live at the RSM" is a true live album- no …
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Redberry

by Jay Semko

Released 2006
Smoothwater Records
Released 2006
Smoothwater Records
Heartfelt country-folk-rock with an eclectic edge and a variety of lyrical subjects, featuring acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars- definitely a little outside the main street.
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Northern Pike Jay Semko's second solo album, originally released in 2006, twangs, hums and strums it's way down country roads, soaring across the prairie landscape. Lots of pedal steel, and four great guest vocalists - Serena Ryder, Andrea Menard, Theresa Sokyrka and Brianna George - add to the uniquely Saskatchewan flavour of this Canadian songwriting icon's sophomore offering.

Merry Christmas

by Jay Semko

Released 2006
Smoothwater Records
Released 2006
Smoothwater Records
Solo acoustic guitar and vocal- folksy, intimate versions of classic traditional Christmas carols
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"Merry Christmas" is a purely solo acoustic album……..primarily just guitar and voice. The album features ten traditional Christmas carols, done in Jay Semko's intimate style - it sounds like he's beside you, strumming and singing………. great music for around the hearth on a cold winter night!!!!

Love Will Set You Free

by Jay Semko

Released 2005
Inner Expression Records
Released 2005
Inner Expression Records
A very cool 3 song EP, featuring a tongue-in-cheek love song, an ode to a fallen friend's lover, and a melodic, dark, questioning trip into and out of despair............originally released in 2005, from one of Canada's most intriguing songwriters.
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Jay Semko is known across Canada as singer and bassist with Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductees the Northern Pikes, internationally as an award winning music composer for numerous film and TV productions, including Canada's most successful internationally syndicated series, "Due South", and as one of Canada’s premiere singer/songwriters. "Love Will Set You Free" was the second solo recording that Jay released, 10 years after his first. The writing and recording of the …
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Mouse

by Jay Semko

Released 2005
Smoothwater Records
Released 2005
Smoothwater Records
Jay Semko's first solo album-originally released in 1995 and re-released in 2005- one of Canada's finest songwriters shining with his own unique alt-country-folk-rock sound.
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Jay Semko's first solo album- classic prairie alt-country-rock, with songs that stay with you long after you've listened. Stories like those found in "Mouse In A Hole", "Face Of Shame" and "Strawberry Girl", mixed with the pure poetic images of "Lake Of Mud" and "Adventure On My Breath" make this something to be savoured and then devoured......

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