by Jordyn Smith
Jon Wolfe will be making another stop at Hurricane Harry’s on December 4. Wolfe, an Oklahoma native, has had an interesting path into the world of country music. He began in the oil business, after being transferred to Houston from Chicago. After some western exposure, Wolfe would eventually find himself in Austin pursuing his dream to become a singer-songwriter.
After a self-released album in 2004, Wolfe signed his first record deal with Midas Records Nashville. A few years later, in 2010, Wolfe performed at the South by Southwest festival in Austin and released his second studio album “It All Happened in a Honky Tonk.”
After his showcase at South-By, he formed his own record label, Fool Hearted Productions. Wolfe was able to sign a record deal with Warner Brothers Nashville. Warner then planned to release “It All Happened in a Honky Tonk” with three new songs.
After the release of the deluxe edition, Wolfe left Warner and signed with Tone Tree Music. He promptly began to work on his third record. In March of this year, he released “Natural Man.” The album debuted at number 25 on the Billboard Top Country chart.
In the midst of changing record labels, Wolfe has been lighting up the Texas charts with six consecutive Top Ten singles. These Top Ten singles have made Wolfe a hot commodity on the Texas and Red Dirt music scenes.
Wolfe’s most recent release, “Natural Man,” combines his classic country sound with modern, edgy radio style of country. Produced partly by Wolfe himself, the album was recorded at Nashville’s Westwood Studios and Ronnie’s Place. Wolfe refers to the 13-track set as “a concept that I have wanted to record for a few years.”
“This album stretches me as an artist and as a vocalist, while staying true to who I am,” Wolfe says. “I have known how I wanted it to sound, and how I wanted it to look for some time now. I’ve been visualizing this album for such a long time, and it feels great to finally bring it to life!”
Wolfe will be joined by Prophets and Outlaws, a southern rock band from Dallas. Infusing some deep southern soul into their edgy rock style has helped make this group a rather hot commodity around the Texas music scene.
“Prophets & Outlaws is the kind of band that can bring the blues, rock n’ roll, the essence of Texas and then take you straight to church!” said Justin Frazell, Program Director 95.9 The Ranch in Fort Worth.
Doors at Harry’s open at 9pm on December 4. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Cavendars, Aggieland Outfitters (on University Dr.), and Southern Jewlz (on Harvey Rd.) or at the door the day of the show.