Projects

 

 

 A seasoned performing artist, Wendy is adding songwriting and original custom instrumental slide guitar soundtracks to her repertoire.  Here, numbered for convenience are some examples of her recent work and upcoming projects.

Examples of her soundtracks in use:

1.  Bob Stein's "Driving the Mississippi Delta" videos. Intro on many of the videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_vaHmnc--Y&t=54s

2.  Grand Prairie Friends of Illinois:    https://fb.watch/3j2wJPo5z4/

3.   The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs in it's video Mississippi Gulf Coast Foodways.  The soundtrack begins about 7 minutes into this fascinating piece:  https://fb.watch/2vlCWZb8YJ/ 

4.  A musical response to watercolors of artist and friend Robin Whitfield.  https://www.facebook.com/100006775309455/videos/2839746006261215/

5.  Hill Country TV Network, New Albany Mississippi:   Theme song for an ongoing segment on farming, gardening and the environment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpUAA1-5miY

6.  On Instagram @teresa.halfstreetstudio requested and has been given permission to use Wendy's music as background on some of her reels. October 2022. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cj0YBUqgkxJ/

 

 Other projects:

7.  Thacker Mountain Radio fundraiser has invited  "msslideguitar" to donate 3 lessons for auction!   Look for more information and the silent auction in November 2022.  Maybe you'll want to purchase the lesson package for yourself or as a gift to someone else!

8.  Wendy contributed slide guitar to Kansas musician Sally Vee's original songs on the upcoming  Chakchiuma Swamp album.   Read about the project here.

Adding skills:

9.  Mississippi Hill Country Picnic Guitar Workshop in Waterford to experiment with different tunings and rhythms 2022.

10.   Andrea Stolpe's Nashville "Writer to Writer" five day Nashville songwriting retreat 2022

11.  Sixteen one on one songwriting sessions as a client of Memphis songwriter Grace Askew in 2021 via Zoom

Performance highlights so far in 2022:

12. University of Mississippi Rebel quest day camp; 

13.  Emily Jones Pointer Library Como "Legend of Robert Johnson at the Crossroads funded in part by the Mississippi Humanities Council;

14. Wendy provided solo instrumental music at the opening reception of the visual storytelling exhibit at Union County Heritage Museum. https://www.djournal.com/new-albany/visual-storytelling-exhibit-to-feature-work-of-six-mississippi-artists/

15. On labor day weekend, Saturday September 3 & 4,  2022, Wendy is thrilled to have performed at the RL Boyce Picnic on the Old Panola Road Como Mississippi.  It was a free event attended by the Como community and others.

"a three day weekend event celebrating the mythic career of living Hill Country Blues King RL BOYCE."

She was also an instructor at the guitar workshop held in conjunction with the picnic.

16. Fabulous set Friday October 7 2022 with special guests Shaundi Wall and Andrea Staten at the Oxford Blues Festival.  The trio performed one of Wendy's co-writes, one original instrumental, and some blues standards. https://oxfordbluesfest.com/

17. October 27 & 28 2022 Wendy will play some spooky music at the "Enchanted Forest" at  Lee Tart Nature Preserve in Chakchiuma Swamp, Grenada, Mississippi! Please see Events for poster and information.

18.  Wendy was contacted by the University of Mississippi for a quote regarding women in blues. The article was picked up by local and regional papers. https://libarts.olemiss.edu/oxford-blues-festival-highlights-local-regional-talent/

Recent past highlights:

19.  Wendy is featured in the Fall 2021 Issue of Mississippi Folklife:   Performances and the Pandemic.  http://www.mississippifolklife.org/

 20.  Wendy released "Partaking" a CD of her original instrumental slide guitar soundtracks.  Plus one track with guest appearance by Memphis' Grace Askew.

21.  In May 2021 the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association https://dysphonia.org/ contacted Wendy about writing a song for the organization.  Wendy and her songwriting coach Grace Askew cowrote the song "I have a Voice" which Grace live streamed.  With Wendy on slide guitar, the song is now featured on NSDA social media https://dysphonia.org/i-have-a-voice/

 

 

Photo credit:  Lindsay Pace