3.15 SXSW was invited Wendy to speak on the panel “Why You Matter to Brands/Why Brands Matter to You” at the conference in Austin for SXSW 2015 alongside Diane Andreoni, Sr Creative Dir, Global Mktg, McDonald’s Corporation, Eric Sheinkop, CEO, Music Dealer & Gary Liu, Head of Spotify Labs, Spotify.
2.15 The Austin Chronicle published a 2-part story/interview with Wendy on “My Southwest Louisiana Home” Mardi Gras, Nectar, Coca-Cola and life on the road. “What else is there to say about a set of pipes that’s like ‘ta keep the beeehind of a firefly lit for days?”
1.15 The Southwest Louisiana Tourist Bureau commissioned Wendy to write and produce a song celebrating the culture, beauty and cuisine of her native home. Watch “My Southwest Louisiana Home.” Like it? Download it Now.
Coca-Cola Released an Ad that made it to the top of Ad-Week called “Building” featuring Wendy’s song, “A Happy Song.” Like it? Download it Now.
New Music Video for “Dirty Things” Premiered by Roots publication Engine 145.
Top Stories from 2014:
A Wall Street Journal pick for “Best Music Acts” at SXSW 2014 calling Wendy a “ . . . gifted country-influenced singer-songwriter.” She was also a featured co-vocalist in the Grammy/MusicCares All-Star Showcase.
Live Interviews & Performances with Wendy were featured on both NPR’s Beale Street Caravan and WFUV’s Sunday Breakfast (NYC).
Starbucks Coffee has licensed multiple tracks from “Nectar” for in-store play across the US.
“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 Depession
“. . .One of our favorite new artists . . . undoubtedly, the songwriting is superb and Wendy’s voice is warm and welcoming. There is not a bad song on ‘Nectar.’” -NineBullets
“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 (Full English Version HERE)
“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 (Full Review Here)
“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
“A sumptuous tour through swamps, smoky pool halls and empty church pews. . . a surprising album that manages to be both reverent and sexy.” – The Appetizer ( Full Review & Exclusive Interview HERE)