Celebrating the art of songwriting with singer and guitarist Deon Mendenhall – St George News

FUNCTIONALITY – Live music is back in Southern Utah and the Canyon Media team is back to spotlight local musicians, so get together for another session of Paper Jams.

Deon Mendenhall

Gentry Music & Arts recently hosted Deon Mendenhall, a singer and guitarist from St. George whose performances celebrate the art of songwriting.

Watch (and listen to) Deon Mendenhall play Gentry Music & Arts in the media player above.

Mendenhall’s typical setlist spans decades and spans various musical genres. For this session, he performed some recent country hits, including “Craving You”, written by Dave Barnes and Julian Bunetta for Thomas Rhett’s third album.

He also covered Sam Hunt’s No.1 single Take Your Time, which Hunt co-wrote.

“I really like this song,” he said. “It’s just about spending time with someone when you first meet. “

Mendenhall developed a passion for music very early in life. Although he traded his rockstar dreams for an almost 30-year career in auto sales, his talent keeps him busy entertaining crowds at restaurants, resorts, art festivals, events. corporate, gala dinners, weddings and private parties in Utah, Idaho and Nevada.

Gentry Music & Arts

From keyboards to ukuleles and palettes to brushes, a passion for creativity is ingrained in the walls of Gentry Music & Arts.

After 35 years in business, owners Garry and Carmen Gentry have become fixtures among visual and performing artists in the community. They offer not only instruments, but also works of art as well as piano lessons, art lessons and facility rentals. Their goal is to reach out to the people of the St. George area and bring happiness to their lives through art and music.

If you are a musician interested in playing in a future episode of Paper Jams, you can contact St. George News in the Facebook comments for this article or via email. [email protected].


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