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Tipping Point

by Wendy Woo Band

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The 2015 Release from Wendy Woo Band. Produced by Multi-Grammy Winner Jim Gaines.

  1. 1 In The Middle 03:31
  2. 2 Where It's Warm 03:09
  3. 3 On With The Show 04:03
  4. 4 Backbone Road 03:52
  5. 5 Tipping Point 03:49
  6. 6 Today 03:33
  7. 7 Kinda Crazy 04:11
  8. 8 Mile High Blues 04:12
  9. 9 Picture Frame 03:34
  10. 10 Takin' Pills 04:27


Extremely popular with both fans and media, Wendy Woo has established herself as one of Colorado’s most requested entertainers for concerts, festivals, fairs, and private events. In addition to having played in top venues on both coasts, she and her band perform frequently throughout the Rocky Mountain region and nearby states and have a large fan base.

They have played everything from intimate clubs to large amphitheaters and have the professional experience to accommodate your needs. Having recorded nine albums, Woo draws upon a deep catalog of songs in a wide range of genres: rock, blues, folk, and jazz. Setlists can be designed for child-friendly events, for teens, for families, or for a 21+ crowd.

Woo can play as a solo, as a duo with vocalist and viola player Robin Hoch, or with a three, four, or five piece band.

2011 marks the release of the band's ninth album "Austerity," a collaboration that includes rock, pop, country, and funk songs written by all five members. The Wendy Woo Band was also recognized as the winner of the Best Local Band category of Channel 7's 2011 A-List competition, voted by Channel 7's viewers. 



Scene Magazine Review of Tipping Point 


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Fort Collins’ powerhouse Wendy Woo, has released yet another fantastic album. This ten-song album is complex and full of many different music styles. Wendy Woo is known for her soulful and powerful vocals, and this album is no exception. The majority of the album has a country rock feel, but she adds reggae, Latin and blues influences as well. “Takin’ Pills” is the perfect anthem for a wild night out. It has a honky tonk sound. “Mile High Blues” blends blues and country in perfect harmony while painting a picture of current events in Colorado. “Backbone Road” is perfect for driving that empty dirt road alone at 1 am. The stand out track on this album is “Picture Frame.” It has a reggae sound throughout with a beach-y tone that goes along with her easygoing attitude. Overall, the album is full of musical twists and turns and is so much fun to listen to.

- Mikaela Antonelli

Colorado Music Buzz Review of Tipping Point 


by Tim Wenger

Wendy Woo Band has been working to master the radio-friendly pop-rock style and the new album Tipping Point is a big step in the right direction. Wendy Woo brings an authoritative, but tenderly appealing, vocal command that dominates the group’s sound and her lyricism is very personal- almost as if she is writing a letter directly to the listener.

The track “On With The Show” brings a harder, almost punk, feel that demonstrates the diversity of Woo and her crew, while the title track “Tipping Point” showcases the band’s typical groove-laden dance feel. There are moments on the album that remind me of Sarah Mclachlan, others where Woo ventures in her own very unique direction, but the feel of the music never strays from appealing and very danceable.

Wendy Woo Band to Release "Tipping Point" 

For Immediate Release

Miss Jill PR
April 6, 2015   
Contact: Jill Kettles
T- 404-213-8542 / Email: jill@missjillpr.com


Shouting From the Rocky Mountains
The Wendy Woo Band Reaches a Tipping Point
New Release Out On May 9th
“…her vocals exude a sensuality that's unexpectedly subtle.”  - Michael Roberts, Westword

Atlanta, GA – Woo Music recording artists, The Wendy Woo Band, gets set to take their unique blend of rock, folk and Americana to the national stage with Tipping Point, on May 9th. The popular Colorado quintet, which consists of the ever charismatic Wendy Woo (lead singer/guitar), Robin Hoch (viola, guitar, vocals), Chris Maestas (drums/vocals), Mitch DeZwarte (keyboards) and Steve Cox (Bass). They are looking to take their regional success nationwide and Tipping Point appears to be just the vehicle to cross over state lines.
Tipping Point, recorded at Colorado Sound in Westminster, Colorado by the legendary Jim Gaines. Gaines’ resume, which includes Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Huey Lewis and countless others made a warm, relaxing atmosphere for Wendy and the band to create and put forth their best effort.
Wendy’s alto voice along with her unique phrasing has often brought comparisons to Natalie Merchant with attitude. What separates the Wendy Woo band, however, is when Robin Hoch steps up to blend her voice with Wendy’s. The two have a tight, intuitive sound that is rarely found outside of families. The results are surreal. “I was in awe and captivated by her sultry voice and beauty” Wendy states in an interview with axs.com, Denver (2015).

 “Down the Backbone Road.   Down the Backbone Road.
You can lose yourself, down the Backbone Road.” – Backbone Road
The songs on Tipping Point are perhaps the album’s strength. The band shows more depth than the average “boy meets, girl/boy loses girl” subject matter. Wendy and the band choose to explore not only love but other subject matters which everyone can relate to. Songs like, “In the Middle,” speaks of human reconciliation while, “Today” reminds us to take in the good times and enjoy them while they are happening.
Wendy, the daughter of bohemian parents who were founding faculty members at Naropa University, was exposed to the unexpected in life. Growing up, the family home would be a social center with such visitors as Allen Ginsberg, Merry Prankster, Ken Kesey and Norman Mailor. In the past, Wendy has thanked her unconventional upbringing with the song, "One Way Ticket," (unreleased live show favorite) which mentions growing up as a "beatnik's kid," and Gregory Corso teaching her how to play poker. Woo and her father also did an album of music and poetry together titled, Ecolalia, which was named by both the Denver Post and Westword as one of the top 10 Colorado albums of 2001.

“Sometimes we change
and we meet back in the middle” – In The Middle
While Woo grew up singing, she didn't start playing the guitar until she was 18 and wanted to accompany herself. Soon after learning her way around the guitar, she began writing songs and performing in songwriting circles. She attended at both University of New Mexico and University of Colorado, where she studied various musical genres, theory and composition.

As Woo’s prowess grew she developed a technique she calls “Slaptap.” "Slaptap" is performed by using the guitar as a percussion instrument. She hits and slaps at various point of the acoustic guitar creating a performance art piece. The fluid movement between her hands and body keep the viewer focused throughout the song. You can watch her here by clicking on the photo.

"Wendy Woo is a one-woman musical machine. ... The guitarist's music is chock full of varying styles, ranging from ballads to Latin beats and rock 'n' roll … “ - Jen Mulson, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph

Early on her musical journey, Woo took a job at the Fox Theater. This is where her ambitions started to take off and she began playing more frequently. She won the Colorado Lilith Fair Talent Search in 1999, which let her share the stage with an elite lineup that included Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin and Sheryl Crow. She also toured nationally during this time, which helped her gain a larger following. Meanwhile, her accolades from the Colorado media grew exponentially, and the alternative weekly, Westword, put her in their Hall Of Fame.
Wendy has recorded more than 100 original songs, played over 200 dates a year and operating her own musical empire called WooMusic. But Wendy and her band find gratification in the personal relationships that have with past and present members creating a sense of family. Sacrificing their personal lives to be a part of something bigger they have all stayed in close contact with Woo, giving her a sense of comradery that can’t be replaced.
The Wendy Woo Band will be out on the road in support of their 11th release, and you can check out their tour dates here: www.wendywooband.com

For more information and publicity concerns contact: Jill Kettles at Miss Jill PR – T-404-213-8542 or Email: jill@missjillpr.com

Grammy Winner Brad Blackwood to Master New Woo Album 

Brad Blackburn of Euphonic Masters has signed on to Master the new Wendy Woo Band album "Tipping Point." Which is tentatively scheduled for release on April 20, 2015.

Brad's bio is a colorful one:

Grammy and Pensado award winning mastering engineer Brad Blackwood started his recording career in high school, working with several of his friends’ rock n’ roll bands. Even as he attended college he was drawn to music, selling hifi equipment at local shops. The more he learned about the reproduction of music, the more his desire to work in the recording industry grew. He moved to Memphis and began honing his skills as an engineer at Ardent Studios. After spending several years learning the ins and outs of recording and mixing, Brad turned his focus on resurrecting Ardent Mastering, a division which had closed years before. His success was immediate as he learned user and cultivated working relationships with producing and engineering greats such as John Hampton, John FryJim DickinsonSkidd Mills, and Jim Gaines. “It was a great learning experience, being thrown into sessions with such amazing producers and engineers. These guys had worked with everyone in the book so I had to get it right the first time.”

In 2003, Brad decided it was time to expand the service he offered his clients and the result is Euphonic Masters. His client base followed, allowing him to continue to work with a wide variety of artists including Maroon 5, Three Days Grace, KornAlison Krauss & Union Station, the Black Eyed PeasSara Bareilles, Sick PuppiesThursday, Saving Abel, the North Mississippi AllstarsSister Hazel, and many more.

Over the course of his career, Brad has had the opportunity to work on a number of acclaimed projects, and in 2012 he became the first mastering engineer ever awarded the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical for his work on Alison Krauss & Union Station’s Paper Airplane. In 2014, Brad was also honored to receive the first ever Pensado Award for the category of ‘Master of Mastering’.


Mike Farris – Shine For All The People (2014) (winner)
Sara Bareilles – Brave (2013)
Luther Dickinson – Hambone’s Meditations (2012)
Rhett Walker Band – When Mercy Found Me (2012)
Alison Krauss & Union Station – Paper Airplane (2011) (2x winner*)
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (2011)
Maroon 5 – Misery (2010)
Alvin Youngblood Hart – Down In The Alley (2004)
Big Tent Revival – Big Tent Revival Live (2002)
Smalltown Poets – Third Verse (2001)
North Mississippi Allstars – Shake Hands With Shorty (2001)
Big Tent Revival – Choose Life (2000)
Big Tent Revival – Amplifier (1999)
* – winner of Grammy awards for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical & Best Bluegrass Album


Three Days Grave – Transit of Venus (2014)
Jully Black – Fugitive (2013)
Jully Black – Set It Off (2012)
Jully Black – Black Book (2010)
Jully Black – Revival (2008) (winner)
Jully Black – Seven Day Fool (2008)


Beto Cuevas – Transformación (2013) (winner)
Juan Fernando Velasco – Con Toda El Alma (2011)


Steven Curtis Chapman – Deep Roots (2013)
Building 429 – Where I Belong (2013)
House of Heroes – Cold Hard Want (2013)
Rhett Walker Band – When Mercy Found Me (2013)
Rhett Walker Band – Come To The River (2013)
Mike Farris – Shout! Live (2009) (winner)
Todd Agnew – Grace Like Rain (2004)
Justifide – Life Outside The Toybox (2002)
GS Megaphone – Out Of My Mind (2002)
Big Tent Revival – Live (2002)
Smalltown Poets – Third Verse (2000)
Skillet – Live Worship (2000)
All Together Separate – ATS (1999)
Skillet – Hey You I Love Your Soul (1998)
Smalltown Poets – Listen Closely (1998)

Grammy Winning Producer Jim Gaines to Craft WWB's Next Album 

Carlos Santana and Jim Gaines, 1982

In December, Colorado’s popular singer/songwriter Wendy Woo will be recording her 11th album. The producer will be multi-Grammy winner Jim Gaines, who has worked with Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker, Journey, Steve Miller Band, Huey Lewis and the News, Blues Traveler, Albert Collins, Albert Cummings, George Thorogood, and many others.

Returning to Colorado Sound Studios to record, Woo will be joined by her band, and some special guests.  The album will include a mix of blues, country, and rock and is scheduled for a February 2015 release.


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