Jeffrey Hedquist

Jeffrey’s Dad played cowboy songs on the radio in the 40’s so it was only natural that he’d pass the torch (actually, a flaming guitar) to his son. From high school assemblies to college concerts, to coffeehouses and smoky bars Jeffrey entertained audiences with covers of folk songs, armed only with 6- and 12-string guitars, banjo and a fair amount of chutzpah. After college, he began writing his own material as well as performing part-time while pursuing his radio and voice-over career. Since then, he's headlined a monthly open mike and radio show in Iowa, played the bookstore/coffeehouse/theatre/house concert circuit including The Mill in Iowa City, the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville and a performance with Pete Seeger in Chicago at the Living Treasures Awards. He sings a variety of blues, love songs, parodies, country, and emotional up-tempo anthems. His original songs have been called touching, metaphorical, introspective, witty, and downright strange. He describes his style as more cheerful than Leonard Cohen, milder than Neil Young, 87% as funny as Weird Al Yankovic, and funkier than John Denver. He has twice as much hair as James Taylor.