Louisiana Native and Austin, TX resident, Wendy Colonna has a signature voice of grit-infused-honey and her songs echo swampy-southern tales of loss, mortality, joy, reclaimed innocence and celebration.
Most recently, 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 175k YouTube views. Wendy has released a full length single of the song, "A Happy Song" exclusively on iTunes.
Colonna's latest album, Nectar, released in fall 2013 has had coverage by many notable media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, American Songwriter, NPR's Beale Street Caravan, No Depression, Lone Star Music, Buddy Magazine, (cover story), WFUV’s Sunday Breakfast (NYC) and more.
In 2014 Songs from Nectar were featured in heavy rotation on Starbucks Coffee in-store playlists across the US.
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.”
"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 Depression
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)