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2013 NCBS Award Nominee Wendy Burch Steel Debuts New CD Jan 10, 2013

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Wendy Burch SteelBerkeley, CA -- 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!

“Whether she is writing something that is destined to become a "great old song" of the future, or singing a selection from the great American songbag, Wendy's beautiful, true spirit shines through.”
--Joe Newberry, IBMA Winner, Best Gospel Song

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

"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, Bluegrass Breakdown

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