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Jason Kabler will perform Sunday afternoon at Gallery 50 in Waynesboro.

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Kabler

Nashville recording artist Jason Kabler, a 1992 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, will perform a a mix of old and new country and pop songs during a free concert from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Waynesboro's Gallery 50 50 W. Main St.

The concert is part of Destination ARTS! in downtown Waynesboro and is the latest in a series of appearances by Kabler in recent months.

Kabler said he always looks forward to returning to the area to play.

"I come back about four times a year and it is kind of crazy because back in the day, I would come and I would have a little bit of a following that would come out to shows but now it feels like every show we just have so many fans coming out and having a good time," Kabler said earlier this year.

Kabler recently signed a record deal with Heart Songs Corp. and was also assigned an ambassadorship representing the Great State of Tennessee for Heart Songs for Veterans, which has raised nearly $90,000 since 2013.

Kabler was born in Hagerstown and raised in Greencastle. Having come from a very musical family, Kabler said playing music just came naturally.

"I was born legally blind so I was unable to do sports and stuff so I got involved with music. My mom played guitar and she was on local radio. I was about 13 when my mom taught me three guitar chords," he explained in a June interview. "At that time, I was really into rock music like Poison and Guns N' Roses but as I got older, I couldn't hit those high notes like I could before, so I went toward the country route."

Now, Kabler said he has more of a rock/pop sound.