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Wendy Colonna / Press

"On Nectar, Colonna eloquently delivers a set of songs that probes the wisdom of the ages as much as it lays open her own struggles with the misgivings, the imperfections, the shortcomings, as well as the capacity to love and heal that mark the human heart."

“A Wall Street Journal pick for “Best Music Acts” at SXSW 2014 calling Wendy a “gifted country-influenced singer-songwriter.””

“...if you weren’t already, consider yourselves informed: Wendy Colonna has a serious set of pipes.”

Alex Daniel - Austin Music Source, austin360.com

“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.”

“Best Singer Songwriter in Austin, TX.”

The Austin American Statesman - The Austin American Statesman

“If you’re a great soul singer, it really doesn’t matter your skin color. Think Louann Barton, Marcia Ball, Tracy Nelson, Dusty Springfield, Jennifer Nettles, Janis Joplin or Bonnie Bramlett. Does it really matter that these soulful women happen to be Anglo and not African-American? . . .If you can sing you can sing. Add Austin, Texas, resident Wendy Colonna to that list.”

Roderick Harrington - The El Dorado Times

“A sumptuous tour through swamps, smoky pool halls and empty church pews. . . a surprising album that manages to be both reverent and sexy.”

“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 News Express

"As (Marcia) Ball took the stage with Colonna, she explained, “Someone handed me one of her [Wendy's] records and I gave it a listen. After that, I was looking for her!”

“Wendy Colonna puts us under her spell…the album is packed with beautiful and exciting songs.”

“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 . . .”

"American Songwriter Magazine Premieres Wendy’s “Live & Intimate” Version of “Shelter & Be Kind.” -February 19, 2014

“Wendy Colonna is not just a singer-songwriter, she's a force of nature.”

Austin American Statesman

“. . .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.’”

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

“Colonna’s fourth album is a cohesive mix of funky blues that immediately carries you into the swampy sounds of Louisiana. The music is a mix of horns, funky oldschool organs and hard driving blues guitar that flow together with Colonna’s voice and lyrics for a category five storm. . . . “We Are One” captures Colonna’s talents as a songwriter and gives listeners a full immersion in the Louisiana musical mojo. Colonna hits her musical stride. The album is the Colonna album to own and one to grab in case of an evacuation.”

Karen Wink - Lake Charles American Press

“Colonna’s recently been named best singer/songwriter by the Austin American-Statesman, and this time around, I’m going to agree with them, and go a step further. She’s the best singer songwriter to come out of Lake Charles, Louisiana, anytime in recent memory.”

Jambalaya News

“Wendy Colonna was there [The Ghost Room] to introduce her gloriously soulful CD, “We Are One.” The crowd drank in her delicious voice.”

Michael Barnes - Austin American Statesman, “Out & About”

“Produced by Papa Mali, a kindred Texas/Louisiana spirit, the 12-song collection [We Are One] beautifully showcases Colonna’s soulful grit, her tender-tough abilities, her talents as a singer and as a songwriter and her collaborators, including her partner, guitarist Chad Pope, and producer Papa Mali. Colonna moves among love songs (“Love Comes Once”), topical commentary (“Hurricane”), New Orleans funk (“Mojo Hannah”) and deep blues (“If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day”) and makes those moves naturally.”

Jim Beal Jr., My San Antonio.com - My San Antonio.com

“WE ARE ONE perfectly demonstrates Wendy Colonna's unceasing maturity as both songwriter and vocalist. Papa Mali appears to be just the sort of producer capable of capturing her incredible range in both areas - an ability to emote everything from gentle sweetness to belting it out like a full-blown, scorching Soul Queen.”

Cecil Doyle - KRVS, Laffayette LA

“With smoky vocals that call to mind Norah Jones or Joan Osborne, Colonna's expansive musical domain encompasses rock, soul, jazz and blues, making her something of an all-purpose woman. ”

The Houston Press

"This girl can sing! She can get just as angry and throw out as much power vocally as a man, without losing a BIT of her femininity"<br>I've spent years nearly ignoring female singers. Thanks to Wendy for opening that door"

Austinlive.com

“The Louisiana native possesses a smoky, alluring voice, and her impressive songwriting dominates. . . Colonna chisels her finely faceted gems with panache and confidence.”

The Austin Chronicle

“This firey beauty has a voice that ranges from gravel to nightingale.”

Goleta Valley Voice (CA)

“Wendy Colonna is hot, no question, but the Austin singer-songwriter's considerable musical talents make her sassy sexuality secondary — perhaps an even greater achievement.”

The Houston Press

“Colonna is a fearless performer with an excellent voice and plenty of songwriting talent who brings together rock, blues, funk, soul and whatever else she believes fits. The result is an energetic brand of music that'll tug heartstrings and move shoestrings in equal measure.”

San Antonio Express
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