Wendy Colonna is a seasoned troubadour and a new mother who hails from the gulf coast of Louisiana and has called central Texas home since 2000.
Since the birth of her first baby, Charlie in June 2017, Wendy has been spending more time closer to home performing an array of public and private events. With a catalog of songs that range from jazzy and sultry to soul-shout party fun, Wendy is as comfortable entertaining on the big stage as she is providing a sweet and savory groove-based experience in corporate and private settings.
Wendy’s beautifully crafted songs echo tales of joy, reclaimed innocence, loss, and celebration. Her resonant, signature, grit-infused-honey voice can move from a sweet whisper to a full-on bayou- soul-shout without skipping a beat.
Tracks from Wendy’s most recent release “No Moment But Now” were simultaneously featured on Apple· Music’s “Hot Tracks” and “Breaking Singer Songwriter” playlist, and Spotify’s “Fresh Folk” playlist. Wendy garnered critical acclaim from multiple outlets including the New York Times (describing her music as “ethereal”), received a 2016 Black Fret Major Grant, and was selected as a 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist.
In January 2017, Wendy was invited to lend her uplifting songs to to the Austin Women’s March where there were 60,000 in attendance. She was also invited to emcee and perform Austin’s Earth Day Festivities. Wendy has had the honor of sharing the stage with legends like Mavis Staples, Delbert McClinton, Edgar Winter, Jeff Buckley, and more.
In addition to her live-performance career, Wendy has been writing and producing award-winning custom songs for advertisement clients like Coca-Cola and Southwest Louisiana Visitors Bureau. The Coca-Cola song, “A Happy Song” topped AdWeek upon its debut and “My Southwest Louisiana Home” took home several ADDY awards.
Corporate Clients Include
Wendy Colonna is one of the most professional Austin musicians I’ve worked with, the clients we have recommended her to are more than satisfied and attendees at these events have had a very positive Austin music experience
I am the event planner for Cirrus Logic and we have an event called School of Cirrus Rocks, where we bring in musicians to help with our new hire onboarding process. Wendy Colonna is an amazing musician with a huge creative spirit. We couldn’t possibly do this event without her. She is patient, energetic, EXTREMELY talented and just a joy to be around! She makes you want to smile just being around her. I look forward to this event because I know she is going to arrive with “can do” attitude and a contagious happy vibe, which is exactly what we need. She immediately makes our employees feel comfortable with the project ahead. Not to mention her incredible talent as a singer, songwriter and musician! We have hired her many times for our Cirrus Logic “Engineered to Rock” monthly concerts. She is truly a gifted individual and we enjoy each event that we get to collaborate with her on. Thanks Wendy!
“When our private and corporate clients want an original artist, Wendy Colonna is among the first names who comes to mind. She is not only a stellar talent and top notch professional, but she can also play in a variety of instrumentations (solo to full band) to meet the energy/mood and budget for the event.”