American singer songwriter Wendy Webb releases her fifth studio album Step Out Of Line on Spooky Moon Records in Europe to critical acclaim.
“This is Premiere Division song writing. Add to that a glorious voice and faultless production-values, this has all the hallmarks of a winner indelibly etched into it from the get-go”. - Simon Redley, Music Republic Magazine- UK
Songs written under a Nashville skyline with an urban attitude attracted legendary musicians Wayne Jackson, David Grissom, Mark T. Jordan, Willie Weeks and Dan Dugmore to record with Webb. The record consists of nine original songs along with a haunting electric piano rendition of Bob Dylan’s ‘Girl From The North Country’, a stunning tribute that pays homage to her Midwestern roots. The recordings took place in a private residence in Nashville where Webb co-wrote and produced with engineer Mark Keller.
Webb says, ‘Having a house in town made the recording more organic and convenient for studio players to stop by after their day sessions to play on what I thought were some artful demos. Imagine the thrill of hearing Wayne Jackson, founding member of the Memphis Horns, blow that incredible trumpet solo on ‘Step Out Of Line’ in the living room, and know you captured that performance. Jim Horn played sax on ‘Destiny’s Muse’ in the dining room. I sang and played piano on Dylan’s ‘Girl From The North Country’ live in the living room and Dan Dugmore added the gorgeous pedal steel solo. Each musician’s contribution was over the top. It was an extraordinary experience and exciting.”
Originally from Iowa and self-taught on guitar and piano, Wendy moved to Los Angeles where she was fortunate to meet Joni Mitchell’s engineer, Henry Lewy, who offered her studio time and mentoring. She recalls, “That’s when I learned about recording and my own performance”. Webb has recorded at Radio Progreso Havana, Cuba, played venues The Bitter End and Café Vivaldi in New York City and Harry’s Bar in Paris. In 2015 Wendy received a standing ovation after performing for the Florida House in Washington D.C. She continues to perform in concert for sold out crowds at BIG ARTS Strauss Theater in Sanibel, Florida, and has received honors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Lilith Fair Songwriting Competition.
Step Out Of Line has been awarded the 2017 'Gold Philby' by WHFR's Phil Maq as #1 BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR - ALL GENRES.
"Venus Is Rocking In The Cradle Of The Moon" was selected #1 'Song Of The Year' by Phil Maq at WHFR 89.3 Dearborn, MI in Dec. 2015. Three more songs from "This Is The Moment" were listed in Hot 100 Songs. Phil Maq also honored Webb with the bronze 'Philby' award for BEST POP ALBUM
Wendy Webb has performed in Cuba, Paris and New York. Originally from Iowa, Webb now resides on Sanibel Island, Florida.
Webb’s previous album This Is The Moment was enthusiastically received.
“Platinum plated singer-songwriter AOR of the highest order” - Mike Davies, UK
“This lady has made an album of absolute world class”
“This is a fine record and the mark of a gifted, mature, and talented artist”
Publicity Europe: Peter Holmstedt Hemifrån
HERB STRAUSS THEATER
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Monday, April 2, 2012 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 @8:00pm
May 13, 2005 @ 8pm
SIDNEY & BERNE - DAVIS ART CENTER
A Benefit Concert Evening
Sat., April 7, 2012
With Zorki Nastasic and Jeff Sipe
Fort Myers, FL
CENTER FOR THE ARTS BONITA SPRINGS
WENDY WEBB CONCERT
Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 @7:00pm
Bonita Springs, FL
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG STUDIO
NPR - WGCU
AMY TARDIF - Interviews
LISTEN: NPR - WGCU Gulf Coast Live -Arts Edition w/ Amy Tardif
Feb 4, 2010 - Live
May 25 - Live 2011
July 17, 2013 Interview- Vinyl Record
Fort Myers, FL
RIVERSIDE PARK AMPHITHEATER
Fundraiser: Land and Water Trust
Sat., March 19, 2011 @ 6:30 -9:00pm
Sat., March 24, 2012 @ 6:30-9:00pm
with Grammy Winner Kat Epple
Friday, October 9, 2009 @ 8pm
Key West, FL
April 21, 2010
Opened for Ellis Paul
3RD AND LINDSLEY
Feminist and Gender Studies
Colorado Springs, CO
BARNES & NOBLE
Fort Myers, FL
Bonita Springs, FL
GASPARILLA BEACH CLUB
Jan 27, 28 2006
Boca Grande, FL
March 11, 2007
Useppa, Island, FL
HISTORIC DECATUR HOUSE
Performance for FLORIDA HOUSE
Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 8:30pm
Jewelers Trade Shop
Wed. August 26, 2015 @ 6:30pm
SEPTEMBER CONCERTS SERIES
OLYMPIC TOWER ATRIUM
Darryl Pottorf Trust Gala
TIME WARNER CENTER
GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO
Wednesday, Oct., 18, 2017 @ 7pm
147 Bleecker Street
SANIBEL COMMUNITY HOUSE
Wed., March 10, 2010 @ 7:00pm
QUEEN MARY 2
RIVER MUSIC EXPERIENCE
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NEW VIDEOS - 2017
'Step Out Of Line' - live performance.
'Step Out Of Line' - official album audio/video.
'Girl From The North Country' - with archive photos.
'Nashville Can Wait' - live footage from 2013.
Wendy Webb has produced three videos for This Is The Moment, beginning with the single 'Venus Is Rocking In The Cradle Of The Moon' from her new album This Is The Moment, followed by 'Florida' with live concert footage and photography. 'Long Day In The Sun' images come from a trip Webb took while staying in a 300 year old Casa in the old- walled city of Cartagena, Colombia. In her fourth video release 2016, Webb combines elements from her trips to Cuba in 2007 and 2008 where she first recorded the song 'Moon On Havana' at Radio Progreso Havana. Visiting Cuba inspired her to write and record her second album titled Moon On Havana.
Live video from 2015- Wendy Webb performs with Brent Moyer " the classic American heritage song "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" and Ian Tyson's "Someday Soon".
STEP OUT OF LINE - album
USA Release - August 4, 2017
"I’m an Iowa girl, we had a big family and an old upright piano. When I first heard Dusty Springfield’s voice I knew I wanted to sing. My Dad bought me the record and a guitar, my Mom got me a Joan Baez songbook of classic English Ballads and I taught myself to play. After I left home Laura Nyro and Joni Mitchell albums were constant companions. Other poets such as Leonard Cohen, Robbie Robertson, John Lennon, Jackson Browne, and Bob Dylan inspired me, as well as The Philadelphia Sound, Bill Evans, and the genius of Miles Davis".
"To create anything I have to be in the moment. I’d like to think that whoever is listening to my music feels that I’m in the room with them, singing for them, that I’m their friend. That vibe or feeling is what brings us together".
"Composing music or writing lyrics happens when I’m alone in a room with the door closed. That space becomes sacred. I have to have time to linger at the piano or with my guitar and see what happens. Music usually comes first and that sparks a lyric but I have done it the other way around when my Nashville friend and poet, Charles John Quarto, sends me a lyric and we end up with a song neither of us would have written without that collaboration. Mark Keller and I have also written wonderful songs that are on my first record Morning In New York and on the new album, Step Out Of Line".
Looking forward to meeting you.
Barrier Island SW Coast of Florida, USA