Brayden King’s music is enticing as it rides on the edgy side of Country. Gritty with a hard hit of twang, King is known as the life of the party originally from the land of the living skies, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. King now calls Edmonton, Alberta home and has been embraced by the province's music scene, quickly making a name for himself across the prairies.
Influenced by his life as a road warrior, his travels through Europe, and a pocket full of ambition in this wild world, King has discovered a unique way of leaving raw emotion on the table while also captivating audiences with high energy, heartfelt performances. Originally inspired by rock and roll, King’s songs bring a rugged sound with relatable articulate lyrics rich with the texture, robust vocals and classic Americana/Country instrumentation. King has been compared to and influenced by some of country’s most beloved artists and songwriters such as Bruce Springsteen, Colter Wall, Eric Church, Tyler Childers, Jon Pardi, and Chris Stapleton.
King’s most recent work, “Live From The Road,” was released on January 14th, 2022. This seven song EP is a compelling collection of originals and covers from some of his favourite artistic inspirations. The originals were penned by King, except ‘Down That Road,’ which was a collaboration with David Henneberg and Kael Sauerborn. Produced and recorded live off the floor with Tanner Bolianatz at “Big Shoppe Studio” in Regina, SK., this EP spotlights King's organic raspy tonality and significant vocal range. Paired with the backdrop of stunning stripped down instrumentation and sensational stories, “Live From the Road,” will have you reeling for adventure…and maybe even your ex. It’s an extraordinary ride. This EP, also serves as a sneak peek into bigger single releases in the near future, as some songs on the EP have been re-recorded to be released as official studio singles.
King mentions the creation of this EP and performing the singles live has been an incredible experience. He says, “these stories have really shaped me into the person and artist I am today. The cover songs on the album were really important to my development as an artist at that time. I’ve had people tell me on numerous occasions that they’ve been brought to tears by the emotions in those songs. It’s pretty damn cool to look out in the crowd and have people singing along as well.”
When King’s not on the road…let’s be honest, he’s always on the road, scratch that…
King has played well over 150 shows across the prairies with no signs of slowing down. King loves to perform and will take any chance he can to perform his gripping, high energy live show across central Canada. He’s shared the stage with Dan Davidson, Drew Gregory, Jordyn Pollard, Econoline Crush, Chris Brien, Dead Levee and Brock Andrews. Notable performances include headlining at Edmonton’s Cook Country Saloon (2022) and showcasing for Alberta’s Agricultural Society (2022). He’s also performed at Tralapa Music Festival (2021), Weyburn Drive in Concert (2020, with a previous project, 7th Avenue), and All Folk’d Up Music Fest (2019-2018 as 7th Avenue).
Brayden King invites you along for the ride.