“Force Of Nature” (Austin American-Statesman) Wendy Colonna Brings Acclaimed New Album To SXSW, Spring Tour

Nectar Full Of “Swamp/Soul Conviction” (San Antonio Express News) 

January 6, 2014 - Wendy Colonna’s latest album Nectar, full of swampy Americana that showcases her “smoky, alluring voice” (Austin Chronicle), has been receiving praise since it’s release late last year.  Colonna will take her “soulful grit” (San Antonio Express-News) on the road this Spring, as part of a U.S. tour that also includes an official showcase at SXSW.  Colonna has become a staple in her adopted hometown of Austin, and Nectar found its way onto year –end best of lists at the Austin American-Statesman and the Austin Chronicle.

Nectar is filled with songs about surrender, mortality and redemption.  The album came together after Colonna’s recovery from an eight month long illness, at a point when she was almost ready to give up her music career.  The record bares these scars, showing the grace and surrender that went into Colonna making it.

The album opens with the sly boogie of “Dirty Things,” with Colonna singing about her inability to shake some of life’s vices.  “Shelter and Be Kind” has a laid-back groove, and Colonna reminding herself of wise words her Granny shared with her about love.  With a  spooky, ragtime-y feel, “Dance With the Moon” feels like it was recorded at an impromptu late night, front porch jam session.   “Girl Without A Name” showcases Colonna’s powerful vocals, moving from a sultry hush to an emphatic wail throughout.

Wendy Colonna - Spring 2014 Tour Dates

Feb  8 - Austin, TX - One 2 One

Feb 15 - Jackson, WY - The Handle Bar in the Four Seasons,  (Two Shows)

Feb 16 -  Jackson, WY - The Handle Bar in the Four Seasons  (Two Shows)

Feb 17 - Jackson, WY - The Handle Bar in the Four Seasons

Feb 24 - Logan, Utah - Utah State University Workshop

Feb 24 -  Logan, UT - Whysound?

Feb 25 – Logan, Utah - Utah State University Workshop -

Feb 27 -  San Francisco, CA - Hotel Utah

March 11 -  Austin, TX - Official SXSW Showcase @ Stephen F's Bar

March 28 - Knoxville, TN - WDUX

March 29 - Asheville, NC - The Aldamont Brewery

April 1 - Brooklyn, NY - Hillcountry BBQ

April 2 - New York, NY - Hillcountry BBQ

April 5 - New York, NY - Pledge Music Presents @ Rockwood Music Hall

April 11 - Chicago, IL - Uncommon Ground

April 14 -  Lexington, KY - Natasha's Bistro  

April 19 - Atlanta, GA – Olde Smith’s in the Atlanta Room

May 9 - New Braunsfels, TX - Gruene Hall (Opening For Delbert McClinton)


For more information on Wendy Colonna, please contact Rob Krauser (rob@rekroommedia.com) at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361.