WUFT-FM Morning Edition host Glenn Richards speaks with musician Jason Hedges about his band Hedges and their album release show at Heartwood Soundstage in downtown Gainesville (Friday, April 14th). Live stream available here: https://www.concertwindow.com/heartwood.
Then on Saturday, April 15th, Third House Books Presents: Marty Jourard & Jason Hedges at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta and Palomino from 4 to 7pm. Marty will be reading from and signing copies of his award-winning book on Gainesville music history of the ’60s and ’70s, Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town. Marty just won the bronze medal for Florida non-fiction at the Florida Book Awards.
Hedges has been involved in the theater and music scene in Gainesville for many years and is a member of other musical projects including Company Man (with Rob McGregor and Jackie Leeper) and his Tom Petty tribute band, Heavy Petty (returning to Bo Diddley Plaza for the Free Fridays Concert Series, on September 1st).
Hedges is also a musician in residence for the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program and performed at last fall’s WUFT-FM poster signing event at the Florida Museum of Natural History.