Jessica and Reilly both had an unforgettable night of opening for Ashley MacIsaac for the Festival of Small Halls in Dacre at the DACA Center! Jessica joined Ashley at the end of the show to play a couple tunes together!
Jessica and Jon McLurg were honoured to open for Ashley MacIsaac for the sold out show for the Festival of Small Halls in Seeley's Bay Community Hall. The audience thanked them with a standing ovation! Jessica joined Ashley at the end of the show to play a couple tunes together!
Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at the Portland Community Church in Hartington for a fundraiser.
Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at the private yearly BeetFest.
Jessica performed for Marvest at CityFolk with Reilly Donnelly in Ottawa, Ontario. They first performed at the Papery and second, at the Whole Foods Market, both on Bank Street.
Jessica performed with Reilly Donnelly at the Marmora Country Jamboree Open Mic for fun in Marmora, Ontario.
Jessica performed at the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) with Reilly Donnelly, Rising Star Talent Competition, Semi Finals, Toronto, Ontario.
Jessica and Reilly Donnelly performed at the Paris Fair!
Jessica and Jon McLurg at the Verona Road Rally for Canada's 150th in Sydenham, Ontario.
Jessica and Reilly Donnelly performed at the Country Music Cancer Benefit for the Gregory Family in the Napanee Lions' Hall.
Jessica and Bruce Barton performed at the SFCS Annual BBQ in Sydenham, Ontario.
Jessica and Bruce Barton at the Merrickville Fair.
Jessica and Bruce Barton at the Blue Skies Music Festival. Jessica received a standing ovation!
Jessica and Bruce Barton at the Lombardy Fair.
Jessica and Reilly Donnelly at the Napanee Legion Ceilidh Jam.
Jessica and Bruce Barton at the SLPOA Dinner and Silent Auction.
Jessica and Bruce Barton at the Perth Rib Fest.
Jessica and Bruce Barton at the Delta Fair.
Jessica and Reilly Donnelly at the Stewart Park Music Festival Youth Showcase.
Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at the Verona Community Association Free BBQ.
Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at the Frontenac Township's Canada Day Pancake Breakfast at the Glendower Hall in Godfrey, Ontario.
Jessica performed live on 93.7 CKOL Radio & Food Share Program Fundraiser at the Hidden Treasure Chest Flea Market in Campbellford, Ontario.
Jessica along with some of her music class mates performed and won a $500 grant for their school music program at the Perth Tea Room for the Coffee House Competition amongst the school boards of Lanark County. Left to right is Reilly Donnelly, Daniel Mercier, Nolan Giroux, Alyssa Fluit and Jessica.
Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at the CKCU-FM radio station at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
Jessica played her fiddle at the Old Bedford Schoolhouse Box Social in Bradshaw, Ontario with Lois Webster.
Jessica performed at the Next Country Music Star Talent Search at the Ranch Resort in Bethany, Ontario with Bruce Barton.
Jessica played bass guitar for her High School Christmas Concert.
Jessica and Bruce Barton performed for Snow Road Music Night Christmas Potluck Dinner.
Jessica had the pleasure of meeting Bruce Cockburn at the Canadian Folk Music Awards Gala in Toronto!
Jessica was invited by Bill Welychka of CKWS TV Morning Show for an interview.
Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at the Sorrington Lions' Jamboree.
Jessica and Jon McLurg also performed at the Verona Free Methodist Church for the What's Brewing Coffee House.
In November, Jessica was proud to be backed by none other than J.P. Cormier of Nova Scotia at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Jessica was his special guest! J.P. Cormier is a 13 time East Coast Music Awards winner and one time Canadian Folk Music Awards winner. As of November of 2016, he is a nomiee for a Juno Award!
For Snow Road Music Night, Bruce Barton backed Jessica on guitar, tenor banjo and mandolin.
In October, Bruce Barton backed Jessica on guitar, tenor banjo and mandolin at the Cardinal Cafe in Sharbot Lake.
At the Canadian Fraternal Museum fundraiser in Napanee, Shane Dunne accompanied Jessica on guitar.
Jessica was unexpectedly asked to play a few tunes with the band, Turpin's Trail at the Cove in Westport.
At the 2016 Norwood Fair, Steafan Hannigan backed Jessica on guitar.
Jessica was nominated for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards!
Jessica performed in September at the KWE Radio Fundraiser. Jon McLurg accompanied her on guitar.
Jessica performed in September at the kingston Fall Fair. Shane Dunne accompanied her on guitar.
Jessica performed at the Verona Pentacostal Church with Jon McLurg.
Jessica performed in September at the Marmora Jamboree. Tim Sanders and his band accompanied her.
Jessica performed in August at the Havelock Country Jamboree with Bruce Barton accompanying her on guitar.
Jessica performed with Jon McLurg at the Lanark Lodge and Lanark County Support Services.
Mike Erion accompanied Jessica on guitar at the 2016 Lombardy Fair.
Jessica performed at the 2016 Flinton Community Jamboree. The Land O'Lakes
Cruisers was the back up band.
At Verona Music in the Park, Jessica was accompanied by Bruce Barton on guitar.
Here is a photo from the Stewart Park Music Festival Youth Showcase.
Jessica was accompanied by Molly Mullan of Ottawa.
Performing at the 2016 Almonte CeltFest... From left to right is Graham
Lindsey, Jason Roach (Còig), Chrissy Crowley (Còig), Terri-Lynn Mahuskey,
Jessica Wedden, Steafan Hannigan & Bruce Barton.
The evening of July 1st, Jessica opened for Turpin's Trail at The Cove in
Westport and singer/songwriter Jon McLurg, also of Turpin's Trail,
accompanied her on guitar. Jessica also played a couple tunes with the band.
In the second photo she is shown with fiddler Brian Flynn, of Turpin'a Trail.
Hollyrood Country Jamboree in Belleville, Ontario during the afternoon of
July 1st. Tim Sanders accompanied her on stage, along with his band.
Above are a couple photos from the Irish Festival (Oireachtas Gaeilge
Cheanada) in Tamworth, Ontario. Accompanying Jessica on guitar is
Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at a private house party in Hartington,
Jessica opened for Everything Fitz at the Studio Theatre in Perth, Ontario
on June 24th and was also invited to play a few tunes with them.
Jessica performed at the RCMP Musical Ride in Perth accompanied by guitar
player, Shane Dunne of the Kingston Ceili Band.
In June, Jessica performed at the Ottawa Valley Home and Better Living Show
in Kemptville, accompanied by Jon McLurg on guitar. Jessica also
played back up fiddle to Jon's songs.
Jessica was honoured to play a couple tunes at the Ottawa Valley Home and
Better Living Show with Eddie Coffey originally of Newfoundland and
Performing at the Frontenac Masonic District Fundraiser for Hotel Dieu,
Youth Treatment Kitchen, Child Development Centre. Chris Murphy of
Turpin's Trail accompanied her on guitar.
Photo courtesy of Patty and Wayne Anderson.
Jessica unexpectedly received a Certificate of Appreciation from Wayne
Anderson of the Frontenac Masonic District for her participation!
Photo courtesy of Patty and Wayne Anderson.
Jessica performed at the BBQ for the residents and their families at the
Lanark Lodge in Perth. Oscar Mullally backed her up on guitar and bodhran,
Muriel Symington on keyboard and Valerie Wedden on bass guitar.
Jessica's first tv interview! She was interviewed live on St. Patrick's Day
on CKWS TV on The 'WS Daily, with host Bill Welychka at the
Tir Nan Og Pub in Kingston, Ontario.
Jessica performed at the John Parrott Centre, Long-Term Care Home in Napanee.
The above photo was from the Celtic Celebration at the Trinity United Church in Napanee.
Jessica performed at the Variety Show at the Frontenac Heritage Festival
in Sharbot Lake.
The above photo was published in the Lanark Era newspaper, February 9, 2016 edition.
Used with permission by Gena Gibson Editor/Publisher & Photographer.
Jessica performed as a special guest for the Larry Mercey Trio Concert at
the Central Westside United Church in Owen Sound, Ontario. Larry Mercey
is formerly of the Mercey Brothers whom were inducted into the
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and received numerous Juno Awards.
Jessica opened for the band Beòlach, of Cape Breton, at the ABC Hall in
Bolingbroke for the Festival of Small Halls.
Jessica performed at the CityFolk Festival in Ottawa, on stage with her
fiddle teacher, Cindy Thompson, Graham Lindsay (on left), and two of the
members of the East Pointers of PEI (Koady Chaisson and Jake Charron).
Jessica unexpectedly opened for the opening band, Long Sault Trio who in
turn opened for Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys of the East Coast.
Linda Grenier of the Long Sault Trio backed Jessica up on guitar,
at a moments notice!
On stage at the Perth Fair...
In August Jessica had a unique public performance!
Jessica's first CD!
Jessica's first house party performance!
...performing at the Verona Cattail Festival.
2015 Napanee Fair.
Performing at the Greely Legion Country Music Festival with backup band,
Jessica performed at the Pan Am Games Torch Relay in Smiths Falls, Ontario.
Performed at the Hitchin' Post Jamboree in Grafton Ontario. Unwound,
a band from the Ottawa area backed her up.
Jessica performed at the WayLin Farm Jamboree in Roblin.
Jessica performed as a special guest at The Next Country Music Star
Talent Search, hosted by the Ranch Resort.
In December, Jessica was profiled in Celtic Life Magazine of Halifax,
Celtic Life Magazine - Jessica Wedden
In December Jessica finally had an opportunity to perform with Steve Piticco
at the Christmas Jamboree in Mountain Grove.
Performed at the Perth Fair with the Clyne Brothers.
In August Jessica performed at the Auction Barn Jamboree on stage by special
request as a surprise performer before the headliners were to perform
that evening. She received a standing ovation for her efforts from
the extremely large audience who filled the big arena.
Jessica's largest audience yet!
In August Jessica performed at the Grand Old Enterprise Jamboree and
received her award for being the Enterprise Youth Talent Winner!
She even had the opportunity to meet Blain Henshaw of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Jessica performed at the Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon.
Jessica performed at the CCM Reunion and Jamboree in Trenton and at the
In July Jessica performed at the Greely Legion Country Music Festival.
She even met fiddler, Peter Dawson of Ottawa, and even had the
opportunity to play his fiddle!
Jessica performed at the Showcase for the Blue Skies Arts Camp and had
the opportunity to play her fiddle with Teilhard Frost of
Sheesham and Lotus and 'Son!
Jessica played at the Lindsay Country Jamboree and
received a standing ovation!
Jessica was a guest on the show, Wolf's Den,
Amherst Island Radio Station, CJAI 92.1 FM.
Jessica performed at the Odessa Fair, by invitation from the
Kingston and District Old Time Fiddlers
Jessica performed at the Napanee Country Jamboree and received a
Jessica performed on stage at the Hollyrood Country Jamboree
in Belleville, Ontario.
Jessica performed at the Canada Day event in Newburgh, Ontario.
In June Jessica performed on stage at Just Past the Pines Jamboree
in Marysville, Ontario.
Jessica won first place in the Enterprise Youth Talent Competition!
Jessica started performing with the Big Clear Sound Band. The band
members are Dave Johnston (guitar and vocals), his wife, Mary Johnston
(bass guitar) and Ray Whitelock (guitar and vocals).
In May Jessica performed at Jack's Jam in Plevna and received her
very first standing ovation!
The following night she played during Seniors Night for the
Sharbot Lake Lions' Club and received her second standing ovation!
Two in one weekend!