The remarkable story of how Bobbi Goddard made herself into a Jewish country singer in Mexico

Bobbi Goddard, second from left, with her band, The Others. (Photo from Bobbi and The Others/Facebook)

When Bobbi Goddard travelled to Mexico in February 2020, she planned on staying just a couple months. But when the pandemic began, locking down borders and economies, she was happy to stay longer, practice Spanish and catch an opportunity to kickstart her dream career as a country music singer.

It wasn’t the first time she’d chased a dream—and accomplished it. Born in Kindersley, Sask., she grew up in the Northwest Territories, Medicine Hat and Calgary before converting to Judaism (and moving to Israel for a stint, teaching herself Hebrew) and ultimately winding up in Mexico. She’s currently on tour with her band, Bobbi and The Others, across Western Canada.

Goddard joins The CJN’s podcast about Jewish artists, Culturally Jewish, to share her incredible story.


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