IVINS – Jerone Wedig is a local musician who debuted his first album, self-titled, at a sizable gathering in Kayenta on August 3, 2011.
Family, friends and fans of Wedig came together at the home of David and Carol Hansen who graciously hosted with food and spirits abounding while the band set up for three sets that would last until almost midnight.
Wedig has tenuously and tenaciously followed his dream of bringing to fruition a collection of his musical prowess.
There is a saying that claims one must live the blues before one can play them. Those who know Wedig personally attest that, in his case, the saying is true – Wedig has earned the privilege.
Dan Worthington, owner of Dan’s Guitar repair in St. George, is a local relic of the industry and has known Wedig for eight years. He said, “Jerone’s heart beats true music.”
Not a half-shabby string slinger himself, Worthington filled in on rhythm guitar for some of Wedig’s debut show.
Between sets, Wedig recalled a childhood memory of buying a dime store harmonica; he said he floored his grandmother, Helen Howard, when he taught himself and played his first tune, “You are my sunshine.”
Wedig said that from that day he knew his destiny involved music.
When not burning up a fret board with pure heart wrenching rhythm and blues, Wedig can be found in town performing his other craft at the Blues Barber Shop. His skill with a comb and scissors rivals his guitar playing and it might be a stretch to say which it is he loves more.
For information about the album, booking, or a trim, contact Jerone at [email protected]
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