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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 swampy-southern-soulful 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.
Recent highlights: selection as a Wall Street Journal pick for “Best Music Acts” at SXSW 2014; featured co-vocalist in the Grammy/MusicCares All-Star Showcase; and interviews on both NPR’s Beale Street Caravan and WFUV’s Sunday Breakfast (NYC).
Listen for Wendy when you order your next frappuccino. Starbucks has licensed multiple tracks from “Nectar” for in-store play. In the summer of 2014, Coca-Cola released an Ad with music written and performed by Wendy that made it to the top of AdWeek. The ad has been warmly received by critics and fans with over 100k YouTube views and making the top 5 ads in Ad-Week upon its release.
Nectar has already found its way into the hearts of Austin’s tastemakers, with mentions in the top albums of 2013 in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman & more.
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.”
Wendy was included in top 10 of Austin Music Awards in Four Categories in 2013. #2 in Best Female Vocalist #5 Musician of the Year #6 Album of the Year “Nectar” #4 Best Folk Act.
“. . .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)