The Wendy Woo Band

  • The Wendy Woo Band
  • Genre
    Pop
  • Date
    Sunday 08/14/2016
  • Time
    4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
  • Place
    Old Town Square Stage
  • Wendy Woo has been a Colorado favorite for over 20 years. With a new album release every two years, she has continuously reinvented herself as an artist, guitar player, singer-songwriter and business woman. The Wendy Woo Band is a group of close friends, which you can hear in their tightly woven jams that move you, groove you and make you feel.

    Having penned and recorded over 200 original songs and playing over 150 yearly dates, Wendy Woo has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile performers on the circuit. She has led anything but a "normal" life, separating her from the average performer. As the daughter of bohemian parents, her childhood home was a truly eclectic social center. Influential Beat writers such as Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs and Ken Kesey were regulars in their living room!

    This unusual setting developed Woo into an emotive singer. Her many musical influences include folk chanteuse Suzanne Vega and the legendary Paul Simon. Inspired by Simon's blended rhythms, Woo developed a technique she calls "Slaptap," a method that creates a captivating visual and percussive backdrop with the use of the guitar body and fret board.

    Her tour stops have included performances at premier venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the Living Room and Bitter End in New York City, Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA.

    In 2014, Carly Simon invited Woo to perform with her at Martha’s Vineyard in 2014. Wendy Woo has also been named Westword Magazine's Music Awards "Singer-Songwriter of the year" 5 separate times, resulting in her induction into Westword's Hall of Fame.

    The last few releases by the Wendy Woo Band have been pop, rock, live and funk styles peppered with sweet and diverse songwriting from all members of the band. The 2015 release of "Tipping Point" produced by Grammy Award winner Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis and the News) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Brad Blackburn is a testament to her mastery as a tunesmith. It is also a reaffirmation that Wendy Woo continues to live a life that defies the term "normal!"