Wendy Colonna

Wendy Colonna

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandPopAmericana

“On Nectar, the sweet honey of Colonna’s voice fills our cups with the enduring energy of her pure songwriting. She has blossomed as a songwriter, but it’s the unadulterated beauty of each song that moves us from one flower to the other on the album.” - No Depression

Biography

Austin-based Wendy Colonna's new release, Nectar, invites listeners to taste the sweetness of life in stories of surrender, mortality and redemption. With her  swamp-Americana style, Colonna displays grit, grace and a sense of humor as she shares her journey of a return to innocence.  With soulful southern storytelling, the songs on Nectar showcase Colonna's singular vocal abilities with a natural simplicity and authenticity.


The San Antonio Express-News has noted the “soulful grit” and “tender-tough abilities” of Wendy’s distinctive southern voice, which the Austin Chronicle describes as “smoky” and “alluring.” 


Nectar has already found it’s way into the hearts of Austin's tastemakers, with mentions in the top albums of 2013 in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman & more.  In 2014 Wendy will be touring in support of Nectar across the U.S. and abroad. 


  • SXSW Official Showcasing Artist 2014
  • Selected as SPIN Magazine "Go Rogue" SXSW Showcasing artist
  • “Best Singer-Songwriter” in Austin, TX (Austin American Statesman)


"The songs . . . are all pearls to discover . No flaws. Wendy 's voice sounds more seductive than ever : it winds its way through with a pronounced, elegant diversity . . ." -Rootstime Magazine

"soulful tunes of innocent sin . . . “Nectar” is a beautiful composition... it’s a collection of songs that has several lives to live" - Houston Music Review

"A soulful performer, Colonna digs deep for her words and sings them with the kind of swamp/soul conviction that draws listeners in and keeps them in." - San Antonio Express News

Touring the US and internationally as both headliner and support act for great artists like Jeff Buckley, Tony Joe White, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, Los Lobos, Marcia Ball, Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Schneider,  Collective Soul, Ed Kowalczyk (Live), Edgar Winter, Delbert McClinton & more. 


Discography

Nectar (2013) Produced by Mark Addison

Barefoot in Belgium (2011 EP) Produced in Belgium with Wendy's Belgian band "Lazybones"

We Are One (2010) Produced by Papa Mali

Old New Borrowed & Blue (Double Live Album/DVD) (2007)

Right Where I Belong, produced by Stephen Doster (2006)

Red, produced by Reese Perkins (2002)

Girls of Stone, produced by Perry Sanders & Michael Hutchinson (2000)

Set List

Includes mostly original music, select covers from the 60's and 70's reworked to suit the band and occasion.