Wendy Colonna is a Louisiana girl with a blend of Cajun and Italian ancestry; a perfectly sexy combo that translates well in her music. A young woman who has decidedly come into her own, the dark-eyed Colonna fills her musical space with a throaty voice, deep-down retro roots and soul.
Colonna admits that the path of a musician isn’t always the easiest, but she can’t imagine chucking her dream. “I do this work because it calls to me; I have learned that what I’m doing has a powerful effect on people’s lives; it heals and transforms. So I just keep doing it. After all, isn’t persistence and perseverance necessary in all forms of love?”
Having grown up in Southwest Louisiana in a working class home, Colonna’s self confidence has not always come easy, even if she makes it look that way. “Life is full of hard knocks,” she realizes. “As long as I’m in touch with my roots, my family, my friends and source, all is possible.” Indeed, Colonna’s seriously strong pipes and songwriting prove that age does foster wisdom and practice does, indeed, make perfect. “My writing is influenced most by songwriters who’s work is so nerve-strikingly personal and universally accessible. . . Jackson Browne, Carole King, Marvin Gaye, Randy Newman, Willie Dixon, Leonard Cohen, Ray LaMontagne and countless others. They touch your soul and let you bring your own stories and characters to the music. . . That’s what I aspire to in writing melodies and lyrics and working with grooves.”
A multi-award winning talent who was also voted Austin’s “Best Singer Songwriter” (Austin American Statesman), Colonna is a down-to-earth gal. She regularly cleanses her spirit, conjures musical inspirations and practices yoga on the banks of Barton Springs. “Everyone needs an accessible means and a language for caring for themselves. Making music and yoga are mine.” Like a rock in hurricane, Colonna will continue to move through the music business with the wind behind her, a force of nature that is consistent, strong and rich, like her pipes and her stories. – Christine Cox