Wind & the Weeds
Wendy's latest album 'The Wind and the Weeds' was inspired by the life, music, friends, family and landscape of Oklahoma. This collection of songs is a folk-like tribute to only a few of the stories from the heartland and a definitive nod to the music of Woody Guthrie, a folk-hero and songwriting favorite of the artist. 'Addiction', purposely left vague and non-judgmental because it's an affliction that crosses all age, gender, economic boundaries. A primary focus on environmental concerns is heard in 'Rise of the Buffalo', a Native American dream for the return of the wilds that used to blacken the Oklahoma landscape and also in 'Overholser Lake', just one of the simple natural parks not far from the artist's home where she would often go to ponder life and experience the serene nature nearby. 'Banker's Man' unveils the dirty mess that is our current financial system and the effects of the fallout upon home-owners in America. Finally, the artist's plea to 'Find a Better Way' regarding the inability to provide affordable and accessible healthcare and in general, the systemic ways in which money corrupts our contemporary democracy.