"Wedden may be one of the next generation of upcoming Natalie MacMasters."
-Celtic Life Magazine International
"As the son of a great Cape Breton fiddler, I can say with great confidence, that you are one of the best young fiddlers in Canada."
- Sandy Gillis, Comedian (CBC Radio)
Fiddler. Singer. Songwriter.
2016 & 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee
2017 Toronto's CNE Rising Star Talent Competition Semi-Finalist
2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
"I Hear You" (Original) Official Music Video
"Jessica puts on a lively, entertaining and professional performance for people of all ages. She is without a doubt a Small Halls festival favourite!"
- Kelly Symes, Ontario Festival of Small Halls
"Don't be fooled by her shy demeanour; Jessica Wedden is a fiercely talented musician, with seemingly limitless potential. Her mastery of the fiddle would be impressive for someone who has spent a lifetime honing their craft, but it's especially inspiring coming from someone so early in their music career. I'm always in awe of Jessica's talent and trajectory whenever I get the opportunity to share the stage with her."
- Chris Murphy, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer-Songwriter (Turpin's Trail)
Whether it’s a fiddle tune or folk song written from the heart, Jess Wedden has been capturing hearts at every performance with her energetic stage presence and effortless smile. Her trick fiddling, singing, step dancing, finger-style guitar picking, and mandolin playing belies her young age and reflects her exceptional passion and drive. In the short time Jess has been in the industry, she has earned national recognition as a 2016 and 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and a 2018 Canadian Songwriting Competition semi-finalist. It's no surprise she received a standing ovation opening for Ashley MacIsaac at the Festival of Small Halls Ontario.
Management and Bookings - Valerie Wedden
Label - Willow Sound Records - Tara Shannon