Gary Weldon has been a "Professional Entertainer" for over 40 years.
Gary Weldon has been a "Professional Entertainer" for over 40 Years. He majored in vocal music at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. At Dana, Gary was involved with the Concert band, Pep band, the Choraleers (a small vocal group from within the concert choir) and a member of the acapella concert choir. (He was the only freshman picked as a soloist to perform on the annual two week Choir Concert tour). While attending Dana, he began his professional career playing saxophone and clarinet and singing with the Ernie Stueve Band. He later joined the "Lyle Roberts, His Trio and Friend band for several years (Gary was the "Friend" in this local Missouri Valley, Iowa family dance quartette.
After moving to Omaha, Nebraska in the late 60's, Gary played with several other dance bands in the Omaha area and then booked his own band known as the Gary Weldon Quartette for several years.
In the Early 70's, Gary picked up a new talent...He learned ventriloquism, and acquired a little, wooden friend named Woodstock. A couple of years after learning ventriloquism, Gary became Klutzy The Klown, appearing at various events making balloon animals and making people laugh. As Klutzy, He appeared at nearly 60 locations For a regional grocery chain headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Klutzy didn't have an act of his own, so Gary learned some magic tricks and thus Klutzy had an act, joining Gary & Woodstock in their Shows.
A few years ago, people started telling Gary that he should have an "Anti-Drug" message since there were usually kids in his audience... Thus the Dew It - Sayno Puppets were created. Gary teaches little kids how to say NO! He brings the puppets to elementary schools, parks, libraries, community centers.
He has always enjoyed singing gospel songs so it was not surprising that he started presenting gospel concerts. Gary sings a combination of Southern Gospel, Country Gospel and Traditional Gospel, with a unique "Big Band" music background. One of the ultimate experiences for Gary was in the late 70's when he appeared with several famous country music stars such as: TommyCash, Faron Young, Wendy Bagwell, Billy Walker, Clay Hart, Jeannie C. Riley, Pee Wee King, Redd Stewart, Roy Drusky, Dell Reeves, and Jacky Ward. Another exciting booking was when Gary performed for a week in a chorus with the Lawrence Welk Band at an Aksarben Show in Omaha.
Gary also enjoyed hosting his own Gospel Music Radio Shows: "Sunday Mornings with Gary"; "Positive Points" and "Gospel Music Time"
Gary continues to make his living Entertaining people and making them laugh.