Annette Wasilik

“This is a stunningly brilliant collection of intimate, reflective songs, well recorded, delivered in a voice lilting, haunting and unforgettable. In a world of clones and wanna be's, this stands out as heart felt and genuine.. the world deserves to hear this... Bravo…”  -Kevin Dudley, Winner of Mid-Atlantic Songwriter Contest (MASC) Silver Award as well as Nashville/Paramount Grand Prize for Songwriting Excellence Fall 2011 contest. Nominated for three 2013 WAMMIES: "Best Country CD", "Songwriter of the Year" and "Best Male Country Vocalist"


“Annette is a breath of fresh air – an extraordinary voice along with exemplary songwriting and arrangements, representing a remarkably broad range of sounds and genres, ranging from pure original to acoustic folk to blues to jazz and more.  Truly amazing.  Annette manages to sound completely unique, but at the same time she conjures up wonderful memories of such luminaries as Sandy Denny, Natalie Merchant, Maura O’Connell, Maddy Prior, June Tabor, and Delores Keane. Spread the good news and don’t miss your next chance to hear Annette perform live! P.S. LOVE her back-up band too!”  --Busy Graham; Busy founded Five Corners Music, a national artist management agency. From 1995-1998, she served as Executive Director of the Institute of Musical Traditions, and founded Class Acts Arts as an educational and community outreach project of IMT.

"Annette mesmerized the audience with her delightful energy and inner light. We hope she will return soon." —Ruthie Logsdon, Ruthie and the Wranglers' New Old Jamboree

 "She touched me to the bone.” – Ann Dunne, audience member at The New Deal Café.

 “Love, love, LOVE your music!” – Hillary, Takoma Porch audience member.




Although she has performed many times near me (including a club one mile west), this is my first listening to the music of Annette Wasilik. It is fine singer songwriter folk music given a full band backing. Although local, Wasilik displays a broad American style that fits comfortably anywhere between the coasts. Her breathy voice could almost go lounge if she chose, but instead she has a sharp band laying down the light rock licks and quieter Americana folk passages to carry her songs forward. It all works well and there are some creative shifts in the songs that show her smarts and the band’s versatility. This is a fine record. 
© David Hintz Folkworld