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Mardi Gras 2015: Wendy Colonna to Home and Back, Pt.1
Austinite/SWLA-native proves you can go home again – and sing about it
DAILY The Gay Place  January 30, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...There's a certain quality, one of them-thar je ne sais quois in Wendy Colonna's voice that sends writers skittering around to come up with unique ways to describe it. Margaret Moser already stamped it "smoky" and "alluring." Words like "soul" and "grit" and "honey" and "stomp" and "swamp" have served noble attempts...."

Mardi Gras 2015: Wendy Colonna to Home and Back, Pt.2
Her "strange little circle" led right back home and to the Real Thing™
DAILY The Gay Place  February 9, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Our road trip/conversation with Wendy Colonna continues: A few weeks ago, as she and I each headed to separate gigs in Houston, we plugged in our blue teeth and commenced to chatting...."

Wendy Colonna
Music Review  November 23, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...Wendy ColonnaOld, New, Borrowed, & Blue: Live at Antone's..."

Playback – Nonprofit Holidays: The Cult of Black Fret and More
Homegrown music nonprofits that need your holiday cheer
Music Column  December 15, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...The four-hour concert gala, where patrons in satin rubbed elbows with musicians in denim, saw $220,000 in grants awarded to Austin artists. Ten receiving the most votes from members – namely Dyer, Nakia, Carson McHone, Walker Lukens, Bee Caves, Suzanna Choffel, Ray Prim, Swimming With Bears, Peterson Brothers, and Wendy Colonna – received $17,000 grants that are incrementally unlocked via touring, recording, and charitable involvement...."

We Can't Make It Here Anymore
As the city's Economic Development Department readies its recommendations to City Council on Mayor Adler's Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, is it already too late for local artists in terms of local affordability?
Music Story  May 26, 2016, by Doug Freeman
"...Behind Addison's small house and studio, Wendy Colonna's silver 1964 Avion trailer gleams in the waning sunset. A new wooden porch in front of the trailer doubles as a stage for the series of house concerts they began hosting in March..."

Superbadass Web Sites for Everyone!
With the help of Knowbility's AIR-Interactive for the Arts and a team of professional designers, I am going to help reinvent the Internet
Screens Story  March 4, 2005, by Spike Gillespie
"...TradeMark Media; overhauling a site for musician Wendy Colonna..."

HAAM Happy
A little girlie action at Nancy Coplin's big six-0
DAILY Music  March 31, 2008, by Margaret Moser
"...The best part of the night was not the great company or the generosity of those attending but the music, of course. Headliners Marcia Ball and Delbert McClinton were joined by Stephen Bruton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rick Trevino, and Ruben Ramos, but the opening trifecta of Wendy Colonna, Sunny Sweeney, and Shelley King was the highlight..."

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
Music Story  March 16, 2017, by The Music Staff
"...The Grammy-winner incorporates hip-hop, R&B, and unabashed pop on 2015's The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, positioning himself as a modern-day Prince. This showcase doubles as a release party for Warner Bros.' new Live North America 2016, dropping that day. – Bryan Rolli Wendy Colonna..."

SXSW Music List No. 7
Pussy Riot Theatre, Kano, Bilal, and 137 more
DAILY Music  February 10, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...On the local front, SXSW adds Afrobeat aliens Golden Dawn Arkestra, man-eaters Sailor Poon (Austin’s answer to Pussy Riot?), jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton, and angular post-punk dynamos US Weekly. Other Austin hopefuls brought into the fray include Wendy Colonna, Continental Drift, Death of a Dream, Hayden Edward, Evil Triplet, Fragile Rock, Honey & Salt, Invoke, J-Nice the Kingdom Builder, Kay Odyssey, Shelley King, Lake of Fire, Master Blaster Sound System, Daisy O’Connor, Pleasers, Graham Reynolds, the Ripe, South Austin Moonlighters, Tetractys, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, and Trouble Boys...."

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
DAILY Music  January 12, 2016, by Kevin Curtin and Raoul Hernandez
"...1001 Nights Orchestra, Atash, Bayonne, Bee Caves, Charlie Belle, Blue Healer, Boan, Booher, Built By Snow, Dylan Cameron, Gina Chavez, Wendy Colonna, Bill Converse, the Digital Wild, Dual Core, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Glenn Rexach Group, Hundred Visions, Tameca Jones, Keeper, Shelley King, Knifight, Kydd, Linda Gail Lewis, Jai Malano, Curtis McMurtry, Monk Parker, Mother Falcon, My Education, My Jerusalem, Barbara Nesbitt, Octopus Project, Oh Whitney, Otis the Destroyer, Pale Dian, Sarah Pierce, Proof, Quiet Company, Residual Kid, Rocketboys, Hunter Sharpe, Supraman, Tele Novella, Think No Think, Total Unicorn, Tres Bourbonnais, Ume, Uncle Lucius, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Victorious, Redd Volkaert, Patricia Vonne, Warm Soda, Jess Williamson, White Denim, Wild Child, Emily Wolfe, and Zookeeper...."

Gay Place: 'Mo-tivator
Erica Nix wants to PUMP. YOU. UP!
Columns  December 17, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...LOVE. AT THE STATESIDE The annual holiday spotlight will be on rotation as Ginger Leigh, Wendy Colonna, Hedda Layne, Patrice Pike, Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Suzanna Choffel, and pre-show flamenco guitar master Luis Banuelos shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, and shine..."

Half Time Mix
The best of 2010 (so far)
DAILY Music  July 7, 2010, by Jim Caligiuri
"...There are a couple of new discoveries, too: Check out locals Austin Collins and Wendy Colonna. Tracks from Adam Carroll & Michael O’Connor, Sara Hickman, Black Prairie, the Marshall Ford Swing Band, and the Shel Silverstein tribute didn’t fit this time, but they’re well worth looking for..."

Gay Place: ConfessBunny
Spring brings new queer cheer
Columns  March 26, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Wendy Colonna LIVE Oh the ladies (and gentlemen) luv the Colonna. Sat., March 28, 6:30-9pm..."

Girlie Action
Girlie action
Music Review  February 10, 2006, by Margaret Moser
"...Left over from "Girlie Action"'s 2005 shelf but not overlooked were notable releases from Cheryl Bliss and Wendy Colonna. Colonna's Right Where I Belong was produced by local pop savant Stephen Doster and follows 2002's Red with polished songwriting, as in "Coffee Today" and "Fe Fi Fo Fum." The Louisiana native blends her roots rock with sage wisdom and equal parts sultry smoke and swamp-dipped soul in her voice, a potent spice for anyone's gumbo..."

Playback: SXSW 2015: Turnt Up & Dialed Down
SXSW Music 2015 – that's a wrap
Music Column  March 26, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...SXSW Film was flush with big-screen soundtracks: the startlingly intimate Kurt Cobain doc Montage of Heck, Neil Young's re-edited 1982 comedy Human Highway, and the late, great Les Blank's recently licensed A Poem Is a Naked Person, a 1974 portrait of Leon Russell, who earned a reputation as a good tipper after he dropped $50 in local singer-songwriter Wendy Colonna's jar during SXSW...."

Jess Klein’s Leap of Faith
After 15 years ‘I’m just gonna do and say whatever I want’
DAILY Music  July 2, 2014, by William Harries Graham
"...Jess Klein: I wrote all of the songs on Learning Faith. Once we had the basic rhythms and structures from me, my guitars, and a porch board, we brought in guitarist Billy Masters to create a layer of atmosphere, Rob Hooper to add some meatier drums on some tunes, and Wendy Colonna to add some soulful low harmonies..."

Wendy Colonna
Music Review  August 10, 2017, by Rachel Rascoe
"...On this exploring release, Wendy Colonna pages through a menagerie of pop crossovers into indie rock, blues, and Americana. The now-veteran Austin singer-songwriter backflips through sentimental choruses on the strength of her Lucinda Williams-kissed troubadour tone and poppier moments of Sheryl Crow..."

Public Notice: Ho, Ho, Ho ... ld on a Second
City Council still one meeting short of a "Happy New Year"
News Column  December 17, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...at the Stateside, on Friday, Dec. 18, is a concert benefiting the Superhero Kids organiza­tion, which supports families with children at the Dell Children's Blood & Cancer Center – holiday and original music performed by seven of Austin's top female vocalists: Ginger Leigh, Shelley King, Patrice Pike, Wendy Colonna, Hedda Layne, Carolyn Wonderland, and Suzanna Choffel..."

Gay Place: Confidential
Welcome to queer heaven, SXSWers
Columns  March 12, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...WENDY COLONNA AT ABIA Husky-voiced "Happy Song" creatrix will set your SX soarin'. Wed., March 18, 1pm..."

Gay Place
Lumberjacks, queens, and Mom Jeans: Keep those receipts, kids
Columns  December 11, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...Love. at the Stateside The spotlight rotates as Ginger Leigh, Wendy Colonna, Patrice Pike, Hedda Layne, and Shelley King shine, shine, shine, shine, and shine..."

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