In early November Wendy Burch Steel was nominated by the Northern California Bluegrass Society for Best Female Vocalist! The winner will be announced at the NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway Festival that will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013. This is due to Wendy's stunning performance on her recently released debut CD “Open Wings” produced by Grammy winning Bluegrass icon Laurie Lewis.
Wendy's original material is a subtly textured and patterned blend of the most unique, haunting and sweet aspects of Americana, folk, blues, country and gospel music. Her lyrics and vocals transport the listener to a place of the heart and soul addressing the human conditions facing us all; love, joy, loss, deep grief, happiness and fanciful dreams.
Close your eyes, sink into your seat, submerge your senses and listen to Wendy's magical voice along with the incredible instrumental and vocal talents of her musical friends entertain you for one special evening!
Performers Supporting “Open Wings” F&S CD Release Show
Richard Brandenberg: Harmony Vocals
Larry Chung: Banjo, Steel Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Laurie Lewis: Guitar, Claw Hammer Banjo, Fiddle, Harmony Vocals
Evan Morgan: Lead Guitar
Nell Robinson: Harmony Vocals
Tom Rozum: Mandolin, Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Markie Sanders: String Bass
John Schott: Electric Guitar
Annie Staninec: Fiddle
The T Sisters (Rachel, Chloe & Erika Tietjen): Harmony Vocals
Melody Walker: Harmony Vocals
From Bluegrass Breakdown: "Wendy's vocals have a warmth and presence that filters through the song lyrics. She can put a bluegrassy purr into a song and her "Happy Song Blues" has an attractive bounce with bass and fiddle along for the ride. Her "If I Had Wings" has a magical guitar accompaniment that floats under her lilting vocal."--Brenda Hough