Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood Appearing @ Berkeley's The Back Room

Article Contributed by Tanya Pinkerton | Published on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood play a unique cross-section of genres incorporating all the good and sweet aspects of bluegrass, folk, old-time, country bluegrass and blues. Bluegrass icon Laurie Lewis produced, played and sang on Wendy’s debut CD, Open Wings, which received rave reviews nationally and internationally in Americana and Bluegrass publications. Wendy is an award-winning songwriter and singer, known for her deft angelic voice and spiritually touching original material. She has been a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year for the past three years by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. 

Her band members include some of the best Bluegrass and Americana players and singers in California and beyond: Butch Waller, (mandolin and vocals), is known locally and nationally for his innovative and tradition-based approach to his instrument. Butch was one of the first to play bluegrass music in Northern California, and founded his own band, High Country, in 1968. A gifted songwriter, Butch has penned several tunes that are found in the repertoire of Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood. Glenn Dauphin, (guitar and vocals), has been performing with Bluegrass bands in the Bay Area for the past 30 years. He was named Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Guitar Player of the Year in 2014. He also plays bass and guitar with California’s two longest running bands, High Country and Sidesaddle and Company. Allegra Thompson, (bass and vocals), is known both for the power and clarity of her singing and for providing a rock-steady rhythm bed on upright bass.

And listen to one of our performances here: Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood - "Beau Fleuve”:

Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. Doors open at 7pm. You may reserve seats in advance by emailing [email protected] and using "Tickets" in your Subject Line. Please indicate the number of seats you will need in the body of the email.