He's been called the "man with the golden voice." Country music icon and Grand Ole Opry member JOHN CONLEE, who's chartered 32 singles and eight number one hits, has used his voice and pen to champion the working class, since he hit Nashville in 1982.
Best known for the iconic hit, "Rose Colored Glasses," Conlee's other chart topping songs include: "Lady Lay Down," "Backside of Thirty," "Common Man," "I'm Only in It for the Love," "In My Eyes," "As Long As I'm Rockin' with You" and "Got My Heart Set on You." Besides these number ones, Conlee has sent twenty-two other songs into the Top 10.
John Conlee and his Carolina Fever Band bring classic country music to the Sondheim, the sound that helped establish the Grand Ole Opry.
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OPENING ACT | 7:15 PMJeffrey Hedquist opening for John Conlee
You hear the opening musician, JEFFREY HEDQUIST
as the voice of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Casey's Pizza television commercials and other national companies. You will get the opportunity to hear him and see him at 7:15 p.m.as he brings his unique brand of entertainment to the Sondheim stage.
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, armed only with 6 and 12 string guitars, and a fair amount of chutzpah.
After college, he began writing original songs as well as performing part-time throughout the country while pursuing his radio and voice-over career. His original blues, love songs, parodies, country, and emotional anthems have been called touching, metaphorical, introspective, witty, and downright strange.
He may be the only singer who's performed onstage with both Pete Seeger and Mike Love of the Beach Boys (not at the same time). Jeffrey is slightly less sardonic than Bob Dylan, 87% as funny as "Weird Al" Yankovic, and funkier than John Denver. He is the same height as Paul McCartney and has twice as much hair as James Taylor.
Copies of his new CD "Assorted Flavors" have been released into the wild where they are multiplying and finding new homes.