By K.S. Brooks
That voice… if you’re a fan of traditional country music — or just country music in general, you won’t want to miss Jon Wolfe at FarmJam in the Saturday lineup.
Jon was gracious enough to do a phone interview with us, and just what an absolutely nice guy to chat with. He’s excited to bring his music to Colville and FarmJam this year for the first time. “I’m probably technically considered a Texas artist; we play all over the country, and being shut down from touring the better part of two years, we just love getting out of state and playing shows for country fans. It’s just really refreshing for us to bring our brand of traditional Texas country outside of the state of Texas.”
And Jon and his band have been busy doing just that: He started this leg of his tour off in McKinney, Texas at the end of June and has been playing nearly every night at other venues in Texas, North Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, California, Nevada, Oregon, and then they land in Colville for FarmJam. The very next week, he makes his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
“This is a lifelong dream come true for me. When I started out in country music, the Grand Ole Opry has always been the ultimate stage to stand on,” Jon wrote on Instagram.
Even with that honor around the corner, Jon, who has opened shows for Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel, and George Strait, won’t be losing focus. “I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve been on the road 13 years, and I’ve been lucky, I’ve been able to play … bucket list shows. I kind of look at them all the same: I want to give people the best show I can and take care of my fans.”
So, after FarmJam, Jon will be heading straight home and then to Nashville for his Grand Ole Opry debut. It’s taken years for him to get there — he remembers listening to Garth Brooks as a kid and how that got things started. “The guy that was my first influence was Garth Brooks. I had a longer path getting into country music — I went from Oklahoma to college in Colorado and my first job out of school, I worked in the…