Bixby brings music to students | DrumhellerMail
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Bixby brings music to students

After a summer on the road from clubs to halls, Jaydee Bixby made his way back to the valley.
    Rather than clubs and halls, this time he was out in front of students with his guitar.    
     The country music performer was at St. Anthony’s School on Friday morning to present his words and songs to the student body.
    Bixby explains that while he is on tour, because of the venues, he is not able to play for its younger audiences. The older crowd might not make it out to an evening show at a bar as well, so this fall he is on the road with his guitarist Klinger.
    “We were at Hanna Lodge last night, and the school today, so we are basically covering everyone from 9 to 99,” said Bixby.
    He chuckles that when he plays for the older crowd, he doesn’t play any of his hits.
    “They just want to hear the oldies,” he laughs.
    While Bixby played with his family for years, the country was swept up in his musical stylings as he competed on Canadian Idol. 
    Coming back to Drumheller, he has a unique perspective to offer to students.
    “I was raised here, and I knew what I wanted at a really young age. I didn’t know how to get it, but I knew the tiny steps along that road to my goal,” said Bixby. “Anybody can set a goal, go to bed and close their eyes, and think about the goal they want. But if they don’t do anything to make it happen except that, it is not going to happen.”

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