Wendy Colonna

Wendy Colonna


✨Thrilled to be bringing Sister Golden Hair The Band to this legendary theater in Kerville, Cailloux Theater. ❤️

Get your tickets & join us for a beautiful night of music paying tribute to the harmony-rich hits of the 60s &70s! 🎟

🥁We'll have the whole band with us that evening! 🎸

🎶Come prepared to sing along with yours truly, Barbara Nesbitt & Emily Shirley. 🎤
What a beautiful night we had at The Bugle Boy
Excited to be tonight’s guest with on IG live at 10pm.

Join us!🎶✨❤️

Williams Nite capture of my ‘lil set in the fine company of Warren Hood & Nesbitt 🎶 📷 by Don Emmons❤️

We raised over $1300 For the The SIMS Foundation & all the musicians were so wonderful; I was so happy, I cried. Gah! I love our community 🙏🏾

Thanks to Jenny Reynolds for bringing us together for a magical night of music & friends✨

The Saxon Pub
Special Song-swap show with our Sister Golden Hair The Band front women, Barbara Nesbitt, Emily Shirley et moi This Friday at The Bugle Boy!

In-person & Streaming!

We’ll be doing our original tunes and a few classics from our cover set- guaranteed sweet harmonies, laughter, chills and tears! C’Mon!!!
Magical Listening Room & Mental Health Supportive Performances - https://mailchi.mp/wendycolonna/june-2021-shows-13817691
This Friday at The Bugle Boy in La Grange, TX, I'm going to be playing a few of my new songs alongside my dear friends, Barbara Nesbitt and Emily Shirley.

This show will be both in-person and streaming, so I hope you'll spend your Friday night with us we song-swap originals with sweet harmonies and share a few re-imagined covers from our Sister Golden Hair the Band set. Oh and Hey, Check out our new groovy SGH merch! https://sistergoldenhairtheband.com/

This is one of Texas' finest listening rooms, so I hope you'll consider joining us in person or online.

In Person Tickets https://thebugleboy.org/events/
Enjoy the Live-Stream https://thebugleboy.org/webcast/=sbdcj15darkw
Hey Tribe! It's time I give you a little update about what I've been working on with Lyriculture - where we are committed to creating a more harmonious world one song at a time. . .

I'm thrilled to be creating new offerings to bring co-creative musical experiences into organizations. If your team is experiencing burnout or looking for a really unique way to break the ice with new members, check this video out! We can customize your experience to match the needs of your team. . .

What we do.. .
Lyriculture leads individuals through discovery activities appropriate for all levels using the science of music and song-building. After two hours of embodying the various aspects of music, Lyriculture’s team of professional musicians take all the feedback from the exercises and create an anthem for your people by your people that they can sing along with long after the session is over, keeping the spark alive in that special, memorable way only music can.

More at: https://lnkd.in/gTYquvis

⏳What a decade! Thanks to the City of Austin for naming April 26th "Wendy Colonna Day!” 🎉

🎶 I’m thrilled to be back in action, performing for this vibrant community, preparing new music for your listening pleasure, hearts and souls. 🫶🏽

🙏🏾Thank you to everyone who has continued to believe in me and our music community through the ups and downs of the last several years.

Here’s to continued expansion, healing and success through music! ❤️
Song swappin' with my Sister Golden Hair The Band sisters, Barbara Nesbitt & Emily Shirley next Friday at The Bugle Boy- we’re going to be playing original songs and singing with one another as well as sprinkling in some of the songs from our cover band's set. Get your tickets today and join us at this amazing venue!
Song swap with my Sister Golden Hair The Band sisters, Barbara Nesbitt & Emily Shirley next Friday at The Bugle Boy- we’re going to be playing original songs and singing with one another as well as sprinkling in some of the songs from our cover band’s set. Get your tickets today and join us at this amazing venue!

Soul Powered Music. Songwriter, Performer, Recording Artist. The ad has been warmly received by critics and fans with over 175k YouTube views.

Louisiana Native and Austin, TX resident, Wendy Colonna has a signature voice of grit-infused-honey and her songs echo swampy-southern tales of loss, mortality, joy, reclaimed innocence and celebration. Most recently, Coca-Cola released an Ad with music written and performed by Wendy that made it to the top of AdWeek. Wendy has released a full length single of the song, "A Happy Song" exclusively on iTunes.


A fleeting, wintertime moment in the ☀️

Hi friends. I love you. These darker days can do so much to the heart. Remember your sweet lil light. You’re precious and I see you.❤️



Love being in such great company! Check out this Notably Texan holiday playlist!


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❤️A day filled with family, friends, music, laughter, and delicious food prepared with love. Thankful today and every day, y’all.

So precious to be alive, healthy, have a home with a big table and so many beautiful people in my ‘lil life.❤️


It’s weather y’all ❤️


If you’re north and looking for an outing with wonderful live music and food, check out Emily Shirley’s set at Easy tiger north!


Wonderful evening of music sharing the stage with while honoring those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Thanks to Bobbie James and for curating such a touching and memorable evening❤️


Music is where we go to find ourselves.

During this season we all need to ground into comfort, sweetness, remembering what’s sacred and unwavering about our lives.

Join us on Nov 19th under a Bedouin Tent at ResonateATX in a meditation garden for a beautiful evening of music, nature, pleasure, and the goodness of your being.

The evening is curated by our friends at Jolie Soiree and benefits the Safe Alliance of Austin.❤️

What songs would YOU like to hear?


On Sunday, we’re gathering in Cedar Park to honor all who’s lives have been affected by cancer and to raise money and awareness for the breast cancer resource center of Austin.

I’m honored to be performing this special event and hope you’ll join us.

Photos from Bad Religion's post 08/11/2022

As a teenager, I wanted to be a musician, an educator, an advocate for justice and more. Grown ups told me that was a ridiculous dream and that I had to pick one thing and let the other dreams die. This amazing human showed me early on that one could do it all and do it all well.

Hey, Doctor Greg Graffin - thanks for writing this new book. Can't wait to dig in.


In 1919, women in the USA got the right to vote. It only took 143 years to give half the population the privilege of representation.🙄 Get out and be counted, people. Do it for the women of Iran, the people of China, the generations of people who's voices have been silenced by autocracy and fascism. Do it for those to whom we are leaving this legacy. 👏GO 👏VOTE. 👏


I'm feeling really grateful this morning, despite having a stomach bug the last couple of days. We are reaching the end of the Paradigm Project campaign on IndieGoGo. There are just 16 HOURS left for you to pre-order your perk package and support the project. We've reached 51% of the goal so far. Enough for four more songs, methinks. Maybe we can get it up to five by the end of today! If you haven't gotten yours yet, you've got until midnight. Link below in comments.


So excited to be collaborating with Noelle Hampton on the next tracks for the Paradigm Project! We’ve worked together on stage for years & I’ve been obsessed with her creations for years (I’m unapologetically the self proclaimed “biggest fan” of The Belle Sounds). I’m thrilled to be writing and in the studio with her in the producer chair! Join us by backing this project. (There is even a package that you can get to come spend the day in the studio with us😉) JUST 2 DAYS LEFT TO JOIN!

Photos from Jolie Soiree's post 04/11/2022

So very excited about this event at this gorgeous space! Get your tickets and join
Us for an evening of music, stories and community and sanctuary❤️


✨Just a little reminder that the pre-order campaign for The Paradigm Project ends in just 4 days. There are a few days left to get a package for you or a loved one, helping me to bring this beautiful musical dream to life. Hope you’ll join me today!❤️

Photos from Wendy Colonna's post 03/11/2022

Have you checked out all the sweet perks I’m offering to contributors to my new body of work, The Paradigm Project? 5 days left to back this project! Please join me for as little as $10 and get behind the scenes access and more!


⚡️Just 6 days left to get a Paradigm Project package for yourself or a loved one! ⚡️

Your participation in the Paradigm Project determines the number of songs we get to create and the number of stellar Texas musicians we get to work with!

With this new project. I’m shaking up the concept of “album” to spread creativity and wealth to my music community. Instead of making a traditional album with one producer, I’m pairing the songs with right-fit musicians and producers in Central Texas. Your support helps me employ dozens of our finest talents here!

Check out my collaborations with Dave Madden and the team at Same Sky on the first two singles, “This Precious Love” and “Make Your Way.”


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Being in the flow of creating beautiful music is truly a gift. Sharing it with you is an even greater gift. Witnessing how the music becomes a touchstone, a sanctuary, an anthem in your world is truly the fruit of the creative process. These songs are not mine any longer, they are ours. . . weaving together our human tapestry with all the colors and textures of life.

THANK YOU, friends, for continuing to believe in me. We are at 44% of our goal with 7 days left for you to back the Paradigm Project. Choose your sweet perk package today and help me bring this project to life. If you've already joined the project, please spread the word!

I'd like to spotlight the folks who backed the project in the past week! THANK YOU ALL! I'm so excited to share this new music with you!

Susanna, Jack & Pam, Joe & Anne, Amanda, Carrie, Vicki, Mitch, Lee, Missi & John, Jenny, Alyce, Cristin, & My wonderful Aunt Bonny.

Photos from Wendy Colonna's post 31/10/2022

Happy Halloween 🎃 from the 80s, y’all!

My mama made all my costumes with love ❤️


Join me Nov 19th for a soulful evening in a gorgeous space, Cuddle up under a Bedouin tent in the meditation gardens at Resonateatx and let me serenade you 🎶✨🌙✨🎶

Photos from Wendy Colonna's post 30/10/2022

I could read a hundred books, take dozens of classes and still fall short of my deep desire to let go of my mind and take in the wild, mad and delicious world with all my being. . . but time with this great teacher of mine gets me there every time. I love him and am so grateful for his presence, pleasure and play. ❤️🌳🍁✨


Tonight at Treaty Oak. Gonna be a perfect night! The show is 6-8PM - bring the fam and let us serenade you with the harmony rich hits of the 60s and 70s🎶


Mark your calendars for Nov 19th to Join us in this central Austin Meditation garden for Sweet Serenade benefiting a Worthy Cause. . .🎶

🌙Have your senses delighted while sitting under an authentic Bedouin tent surrounded by contemplative meditation gardens by joining us Nov 19 on the beautiful grounds of ResonateATX. I’ll be performing soul-songs while we all soak in this serene, magical space. ✨

💚This evening is all about giving back to our wonderful community and in the spirit of that, a portion of ticket proceeds will benefit SAFE Alliance, which is a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence.

There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to SAFE Alliance as well.

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Hey friends! We’ve got 12 days left to reach our goal to complete my new collection of songs, the Paradigm Project. Will you join me?

To clarify, this is NOT a donation-based fundraiser. Everyone gets something cool! You can choose from a variety of packages and pre-order offerings like a custom song, a private concert, coaching sessions and more for you or someone you love.

Your participation determines the number of songs we produce and the number of musical collaborators we can work with. I hope you’ll join me in this new journey, back the Paradigm Project and spread the word.



Photos from Wendy Colonna's post 26/10/2022

My teenage punk rock nonprofit - https://mailchi.mp/wendycolonna/pourquoi-pas


Excited to be performing the Let's Kick Cancer Benefit with Jamsz Konnections benefitting the Breast Cancer Resource Center on Nov 13th in Leander, TX! Also performing is the Voice's Jershika Maple!! We'll be celebrating founder, Bobbie James' 20th cancer free anniversary! Get your tickets today!



Curious to know if you’ve checked out the Paradigm Project offerings on Indie Go Go yet? Is there a package or service you’d like to see that isn’t being offered that would inspire you to join the project?

Currently, there are custom songs, Tshirts, posters, singing telegrams, a meditation deck, private concerts, exclusive downloads, life coaching sessions and even destiny card readings. . .

There’s still time to create a new package, so check it out and let me know if there’s something special you’d like me to create just for you❤️


Thank to all who joined the Paradigm Project this week! Spotlight on this week's backers: Monica, Renee, Tamberly, Charlie, Mark & Charlsa, Diana, Mike, Craig, Joseph, Stefania, Karen, Jeff, & Randolph!

We are at 39% of our goal with only 18 days to go. If you haven't contributed, check out and get one of our cool "perks" for yourself or your loved ones - like a life-coaching session, t-shirt, exclusive poster, private concert, singing telegram et more.

Your contributions help me create a new body of work for your hearts and souls, hire dozens of Austin's finest musicians forging a new path in the music biz!


Photos from Wendy Colonna's post 20/10/2022

One of the packages I’m offering with The Paradigm Project is an in-depth, 90 minute one-on-one coaching session. If you or someone you love is feeling stuck and ready to start a new chapter or is ready to start pursuing a goal or dream they’ve been putting off, a session like this could be the perfect reboot!

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A little about my own coaching journey…

When Charlie was just six months old my father’s health started its rapid decline and we lost him within just six weeks. I was teetering between worlds - fresh from giving birth to my son and having to say goodbye to my father. Subsequently, I started to consider my own fragile existence and began to lend an ear to the quiet voices in my heart yearning to be heard. Shortly after, I answered the long-ignored call to become a life and career coach and enrolled in a coach training program.

My own coaches have helped me to transform my own life from chaos to abundance and I wanted to continue in that legacy.

For the last five years, I’ve been fortunate to coach dozens of bright, creative people, witnessing so many profound transformations.

In 2023, I’ll be partnering with some really amazing organizations to create new coaching programs for creatives. But more on that to come. While I am developing this programming, I’m also collecting data from my own experiences with The Paradigm Project.

My goal is to to get an inside scoop on the state of this new indie music economy, explore different ways to navigate the obstacles independent artists face, and discover creative ways to reach the people who need the music most. It’s an exciting journey!

Photos from Wendy Colonna's post 18/10/2022

Paradigm Life Coaching and SGH public shows at The Saxon and the Georgetown Art Stroll - https://mailchi.mp/wendycolonna/04-center-10-14479391


I'm making new music and I would love your support!

I feel like I’ve become a totally different woman with a new perspective since my last release. These new creations feel so present, raw, vulnerable, and real. They are equal parts sorrow and celebration, grief and love, each one wistfully tied to the moment of now and eternity at the same time. My two new singles, This Precious Love and Make Your Way capture a taste of this.

I hope you will find yourselves in these songs as you have in my others and I hope you will take a few moments to share this project and what makes it so special with people you feel would appreciate it.

Photo: Don Emmons aka Winker Link in comments ⬇️


I'm making new music and I would love your support!

I feel like I’ve become a totally different woman with a new perspective since my last release. These new creations feel so present, raw, vulnerable, and real. They are equal parts sorrow and celebration, grief and love, each one wistfully tied to the moment of now and eternity at the same time. My two new singles, This Precious Love and Make Your Way capture a taste of this.

I hope you will find yourselves in these songs as you have in my others and I hope you will take a few moments to share this project and what makes it so special with people you feel would appreciate it.

Photo: Don Emmons aka Winker Link in comments ⬇️


Will you join me in creating another collection of songs for our journey together?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the generations of people I’ve had the honor of connecting with through my music. Across the world, from intimate house concerts to massive festivals, we have bonded through music. I’ve learned from your parents, watched you fall in and out of love, sung lullabies to your kids, and held your hands in moments of sadness when there were no words.

It’s been such an intimate honor and a privilege to walk beside you all these years, holding you in my heart as I write songs about dreaming, growing and grieving. If you have found solace, inspiration and connection through my music, please back my new project, The Paradigm Project and share it with your loved ones!

You can back it by ordering a “perk” on Indie GoGo. I’ve personally crafted each package to be a gift of love, music and connection. There are collectible items, live and virtual performances, custom songs for special occasions and loved ones, singing-telegrams, coaching sessions, and packages that represent my company, Lyriculture, which creates bonding, musical experiences for families, retreats and companies.

Hopefully there’s a little special something in it for everyone. Love you! Thank you!

Make Your Way 11/10/2022

Make Your Way

You're never fully prepared when it's time for them to spread their wings and leave the nest. . . And you just have to let go and trust. . . Here's my new single, "Make Your Way."

It's the second release from The Paradigm Project. We need your help to bring the rest of the songs to life!

Make Your Way “Make Your Way" by Wendy Colonna © 2022Produced at Same Sky Productions in Austin, TX with Dave MaddenVideo by Ryan Doty“Make Your Way" is a song for folks w...


So grateful for your support, friends! Thank you for backing the Paradigm Project! April, Sean, Kristen, Elizabeth, Terry, Louis, Lali, Sue, Thea, Suzanne, & Cambria!!

I'm at 34% of my goal with 56 backers. There are 28 Days left to get your fabulous perk package from IndieGoGo and help me bring this dream to life.

I’m ready to make waves with this project. Creating new, beautiful music that touches the heart and soul, collaborating with some of Austin's finest talent and using the lessons learned in the journey in my coaching and consulting work to nurture and empower the next generation of independent artists.

The demise of independent music is entirely optional. It will happen out of neglect rather than deliberately. YOU Can make a difference. Join the Shift!


Wendy Colonna- “a force of nature.” Songwriter & Performer. Conecting hearts, souls & community.

The Austin-American Statesman wrote “Wendy Colonna is not just a singer-songwriter, she’s a force of nature.” In addition to being a 20+ year touring and recording artist, Wendy empowers artists and entrepreneurs as a creative career coach, is co-owner of the acclaimed Tips Concerts series and writes award winning custom songs for advertising.

Wendy’s songs tell tales of empowerment, loss, mortality, joy, reclaimed innocence and celebration. Her resonant, signature, grit-infused-honey voice can moves from a sweet whisper to a full-on bayou-soul-shout without skipping a beat.

Since her move from Louisiana to Central Texas in 2000, Wendy Colonna has released eight acclaimed studio albums. Wendy has garnered critical acclaim from multiple outlets including the New York Times (describing her music as “ethereal”), received a 2016 Black Fret Major Grant and she was selected as a 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist. Her song, “A Happy Song,” custom-written for a Coca-Cola Ad hit the top of AdWeek and her track “My Southwest Louisiana Home,” written for Southwest Louisiana Tourism took home several ADDY awards.

Her 2017 release, "No Moment But Now" had tracks featured on Apple Music’s “Hot Tracks” and “Breaking Singer Songwriter playlist, as well as Spotify’s “Fresh Folk” playlist.

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