Wendy Lanxner

Wendy Lanxner

 Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Wendy Lanxner is an accomplished songwriter whose work has been performed by numerous artists. Her song Our Voices Cry has received attention as a message of compassion for the women of Iraq. Wendy is a member of the acoustic rock quartet Shosho (sonicbids.com/shosho).

Biography

Wendy began a life of music teaching herself how to play sopranino recorder in the 4th grade. She then took up the fllute, and was a finalist in the Seventeen Magazine and General Motors National Concerto Competition (where virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell got his start). Wendy went on to study with Robert Willoughby at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and began writing songs during her college years. Since the early 1990s, she has lived in the Washington area, where she has performed with numerous groups such as Chopteeth, Bottomland, the Jezic Ensemble Women's Choir, WonderGround and Turnabout, appearing in many festivals and venues including Blues Alley, the Birchmere, Black Rock, the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Mr. Henry's, Iota, the Rosslyn Spectrum, Dance Place, the Takoma Park Folk Festival, Adams Morgan Day, and the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival. As a member of the world beat group Bottomland, she was featured in a story on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Wendy's voice and flute can be heard on several recordings, including Suzanne Brindamour's You Are Here and Amikaeyla Gaston's award-winning Mosaic. Wendy also has a private teaching studio.

Lyrics

Our Voices Cry - for the women of Iraq

Written By: Wendy Lanxner

I am unknown
Underneath
But not alone

Know, know our voices cry
When will you know?

When will you hear our voices cry?

I cry for your children and will you ever know?

When Love Calls

Written By: Wendy Lanxner

What are you afraid of?
Someone's face you've never seen
Somewhere new you've never been
Or just something in between?

What are you afraid of?
Is it life or is it love?
Maybe you're a little shy
But I can never catch your eye
You've got to live before you die

When love calls
Be there
When love calls
Take it
When love calls
Answer

Have we really sunk this low
Scared of all that we don't know
It's too late to stay inside
Love will find you where you hide
Life will take you for a ride

Be there
Take it
When love calls
Answer
Answer

Discography

I Like It Here 1996
Feet Of Clay (Bottomland) 1999
Days and Years (Shosho) 2006

Set List

45-minute set of original material