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by Wendy Conrad

Effortlessly moves from country-rock and country, to AC, rock and jazz. NOMINATED FOR "Best New AC/HOT AC Artist Of The Year" 2006 NEW MUSIC AWARDS
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1. On The Right Road Now
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2. Finally Falling
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3. Just Like You
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4. This Time
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5. Hey Sister
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6. To Be
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7. I Can Leave
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8. More
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9. When We're Together
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10. Another Day
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Album Notes
Upcoming shows for 2009!!!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10th ~ CLUB 705 (in the Ardmore Restaurant)
Jodi Siegel & Alfred Johnson and Friends 7:30~10:30 p.m.
with Wendy Conrad ~ Ernest Troost ~ Jeff Turmes
705 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 (310) 372-9705
(on the corner of PCH and Pier Ave)~ No Cover ~ Great Food!

Saturday, May 2nd ~ THE JUKE JOINT GANG
an evening of acoustic roots music ~ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
@ The Talking Stick - 1411c Lincoln Blvd. - Venice, CA
more show details to follow soon ~ www.thetalkingstick.net

Also on the horizon ~ Upcoming shows in July & September!

"Kinda Sometime Thang" ~ Conrad's new single has been recorded and is ready to be mastered. We'll keep you posted!

** The debut single “I Can Leave” from Conrad’s 2nd CD release “MORE” hit #1 on the AC40 Main Chart for New Music Weekly after 15 Weeks!!! & was # 1* on the AC30 Indie Chart/NMW for 6 Weeks!! ~~

*** And at Week 15, her follow-up single “Just Like You” ***
hit “# 1* AC30 Indie Chart”/NMW!, “# 2* AC40 Main Chart”/NMW!!

MUSIC CONNECTION Newsstand Edition #20: Sep 24-Oct 7, 2007
in Dan Kimpel's SongBiz column:
"There were good vibes at 'Grassroots Acoustica#3" at Synergy Cafe & Lounge in Culver City. The busking efforts of Wendy Conrad, Jane Bolduc, Beth Wimmer, Mark Luna, Tom & Byron, and Kevin Fisher brought in $388 in audience donations to Project Angel Food..."

~~ BIG thank-yous to ALL of you downloading “Just Like You” for airplay on Top 40, AC, & Country radio airwaves!! AND for making “Just Like You” one of “TOP 10 Music Downloads” on AirplayAccess.com!! ~~

And Big news on film-short ~~ “To Be...once in New York City” featuring the “To Be” soundtrack from Conrad's “MORE” CD, is now ready and one step closer to preview!! We'll keep you posted!!

** ~ 2006 New Music Awards! at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood, CA!!~~
* Wendy was nominated in Best New AC/Hot AC Artist category! *
**BIG Thanks!! to all of you who voted!!**

“Wendy Conrad put on quite the show at Backstage in Beverly Hills and she 'blew the house away' when she performed her 'I Can Leave' (Taurmini) single!” -- NEW MUSIC WEEKLY

“Wendy Conrad is making a big mark at AC40 radio. It's all thanks to her smash hit single 'I Can Leave' (Taurmini). You go girl!” -- NMW

**OTHER REACTIONS!! --
“Your new CD just sounds great! I will start playing it in my show tomorrow and I’ll start with the song ‘On The Right Road Now’!”
-- Ray Pieters, “Somewhere Between”, Webradio Golden Flash – (Belgium)

“Wendy Conrad’s a fabulous songwriter and her interpretation is refreshingly natural and quite soothing
to the ear as well as heart. I played a cut…(‘To Be’)…just yesterday on my show.”
-- James Tengan, “Insight” (9pm to 1am), Love FM – (Tokyo, Japan)

“A firm dose of Americana, emphasized firmly by the easy rocking ‘I Can Leave’!”
-- ROOTSTIME (Belgium)

“God, I love this CD! You know some CDs you like several of the cuts, or a couple, or one. I like every song. It’s beautiful! Hit Songs -- #1, #3, #4, #7, #9!” -- Marilyn Braverman, photographer/filmmaker

“Wendy Conrad is one of my favorite singer/songwriters and with her new release “More” she continues moving forward writing and singing in her own unique musical and lyrical style. And it sounds great!” -- Dave Merenda, Grammy-winning songwriter/producer (Sarah McLachlan, Kenny Rogers, etc.)

Some of the best musicians in L.A. joined Wendy in the studio to record on “More”, her follow-up album of 10 original songs -- Edward Tree on acoustic & electric guitars and bass (Spencer Davis); Debra Dobkin on percussion (Bonnie Raitt); Jorgen Ingmar on drums; Skip Edwards on keyboards and accordion (Dwight Yoakum); Tom Corbett on mandolin (Acousticats); Simeon Pillich on upright bass; Craig Eastman on fiddle & banjo(John McEuen); David Zasloff on shakuhachi flute; and Richard Dodd on cello.

Thanks for all of your wonderful support!!

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WENDY CONRAD BIO:

A San Francisco, California native, Wendy Conrad and her family spent a good part of her youth moving, first from San Francisco, across country to Chicago; then back to San Francisco, and again across country to Pennsylvania; then turn around, back to San Francisco, and again across country, this time for nine years to a rural suburb outside of D.C. -- Rockville, Maryland. After which, Wendy trekked back across country to Southern California -- first San Diego, then all over Los Angeles, and now El Segundo -- where, aside from 1-1/2 years in Nashville, TN, she has lived since. Wendy found that she thrived on the distinct change of season and/or scenery that marked each move, along with the distinctly varied circumstances and eclectic mixes of people from all walks of life...all influences that have found their way into the songs she writes and plays on guitar.

It was shortly after the L.A. riots in 1992 that, with encouragement from a close friend, Wendy took the challenge to see if she could compose music, at first just to set some of her poetry and lyrics to. She’d been writing both since childhood and, though she’d convinced herself she couldn’t write music, was surprised to discover writing music was something that came naturally to her. And so,
in the summer of 1993, desperately needing a change of scenery, she packed up her car with cats D.J. and Chloe, her Taylor guitar and 3-song demo, and drove across country to Nashville, TN. It was during her next year-and-a-half living there that she wrote numerous songs, recording them on her 8-track Tascam recorder, then making cold-calls, actually getting meetings with some of the top publishers in Nashville. And they encouraged her to keep writing, telling her she was on the right track. So she set her sights on learning all she could about the craft, anything to help herself write better songs, and hit showcase after showcase to hear some of the best singer-songerwriters out there, always meeting other songwriters along the way doing the same.

And as she got her feet wet -- working in everything from music management to temp work for Sony Records on Music Row, to doing freelance production work on various music videos and TV segments -- she had film continuity work sent to her from Los Angeles to make ends meet. It didn’t take long for her to see that, even though she’d moved to Nashville to focus on songwriting, she was spending most of her time working. So, at the end of 1994, Wendy relocated from Nashville, TN back to the L.A. area to re-devote herself to songwriting. At the same time, she took a performance class to overcome her stage fright, as she was beginning to perform regularly at premiere songwriter showcases in Los Angeles at venues including Highland Grounds, Luna Park, Borders Books & Music, Hallenbeck’s, and Genghis Cohen, sharing the bill with such artists as Spencer Davis, Teresa James, and Dillon O’Brien.

It was around that time Wendy began recording her debut CD “Ghosts That Aren’t Mine”, which she co-produced with veteran Edward Tree (Corey Stevens). It received rave reviews and, as she promoted it, all of the tracks went on to get airplay throughout the U.S. and overseas. Of her debut CD it was noted, “...a gifted writer and also a very good vocalist, Wendy Conrad emerges in brilliant fashion with this autumn-toned album. The personal singer/songwriter style of this album tells us of a new artist we can count on in the future.” -- Buscadero

The future may have taken a few years to get to, but Wendy Conrad is back with “More”, a collection of 10 original songs she wrote, drawing on life experiences that are sure to find universal appeal.

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Jef Fazekas

MORE Will Leave You Wanting......Well, More!!
Upon hearing Wendy Conrad's sterling sophmore release, the aptly titled MORE, three words come to mind...."chanteuse", "classic" and "pure." In fact, you could actually string all of them together and come up with something like "Wendy Conrad's powerful second CD is a stunning throwback to classic chanteuses such as Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Rita Coolidge, whose pure voices graced the airwaves and stages during much of the 60's and 70's." Believe me, you wouldn't be too far off the mark!
Conrad is a singer/songwriter of uncommonly rare honesty and beauty. Give her an acoustic guitar and she'll give you back haunting melodies, emotional (yet never weepy) lyrics and a voice that cuts thru the glut of faceless cookie cutter chippies out there today like a hot knife thru butter!
Even moreso than her equally strong debut effort GHOSTS THAT AREN'T MINE, MORE is a mixture of sounds and styles that meld together beautifully. A glorious mix of country, pop, folk and rock, with a little jazz and calypso tossed in for good measure, the disc is a wonderful amalgamation that just....works.
Key tracks include the thoughtful title cut, the swaying "This Time" ("If I give you another second chance to/Flip through your schedule at a glance/Commit to be there when I ask/Will you remember?"), "To Be", a mesmerizing 60's-tinged ballad and the edgy "I Can Leave" ("If you and I were still together/I'd be bringin' in the New Year alone").
So....do yourself a favor and pick up Wendy Conrad's sophmore release....I guarantee you, it'll leave you wanting MORE!
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