Jody Whelan

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Director of Operations, Oh Boy Records

Jody Whelan joined Oh Boy Records in 2015 as Director of Operations. Whelan oversees the labels day-to-day operations, A&R for new releases and reissues, and drives the overall strategy for the label. He also project manages all major releases, including 2018’s The Tree of Forgiveness, nominated for 3 Grammy awards and the highest charting album of John Prine’s 50 year career.

Outside of his label duties, Whelan also has a hand in curating and producing a number of John Prine special events, including at Newport Folk Festival, the Americana Association, and Eaux Claires Arts & Music Festival. In November 2019 he will help launch “All the Best” - a John Prine and Oh Boy Records curated 4-day festival in the Dominican Republic. Whelan is also an active member of the Americana Music Association, the Recording Academy, and A2IM.