Serendipity and Soul: Will Wesley, Recording Artist

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Will Wesley: Critically Acclaimed Recording Artist

Ever wondered how a serendipitous meeting can change the course of a musical career? Join us on The Jay Franze Show as we sit down with country music artist Will Wesley, who takes us on an emotional journey recounting the profound impact his late manager, Brian Abrams, had on his life and career. From their chance encounter at a concert in Florida to their unforgettable ride through the bustling streets of Bangkok, Will shares heartfelt memories that shed light on Brian’s unwavering belief in his music, including the prophetic prediction of his song “12 o’clock in Texas.”

In this episode, we explore the spiritual essence of the blues and its healing power amidst life’s adversities. Will recounts his first road tour with blues legend Larry Garner, showcasing his resilience by performing just days after gallbladder surgery. His role as a music director for Grady Champion adds another layer to his fascinating journey, revealing the hardships and triumphs that come with living the blues. We also dive into the creation of “Ready to Ride,” highlighting the collaborative process at Roanoke Records and the invaluable contributions of talented musicians like Michael Cleveland.

But the episode isn’t all about music—it’s deeply personal too. Will opens up about the tragic loss of his brother Daniel to a heroin overdose and his close collaborator Kern Pratt to COVID-19. He shares his journey to sobriety and his mission to raise awareness about addiction, underscoring the transformative power of music and faith. We also touch on the importance of authenticity in social media and shed light on Will’s future plans, including a European tour and new music releases. Tune in for an episode brimming with heartfelt stories, life-changing experiences, and inspiring insights into the world of country and blues music.

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  • Host: Jay Franze
  • Guest: Will Wesley
  • Recorded: June 3, 2024

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