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"...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...."
"...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 ColonnaOld, New, Borrowed, & Blue: Live at Antone's..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...TradeMark Media; overhauling a site for musician Wendy Colonna..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Wendy Colonna LIVE Oh the ladies (and gentlemen) luv the Colonna. Sat., March 28, 6:30-9pm..."
"...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..."
"...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: 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: "You have to get the record out before you get the baby out or the record will never come out," revealed the singer-songwriter, who used her Black Fret windfall to pay for mastering, packaging, promotion, and a video for her album, No Moment but Now, which arrived shortly before her son Charlie...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...WENDY COLONNA AT ABIA Husky-voiced "Happy Song" creatrix will set your SX soarin'. Wed., March 18, 1pm..."