“Am i pronouncing that correctly?”
Wesolowski. Wes-oh-lau-skee. See? Not so bad.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, hello. I’m Wanda.
Music has been the biggest part of my life since childhood. I am fortunate enough to have been raised by two musician parents who kept a “music room” stocked with all the enticing essentials: guitars, basses, ukuleles, a drum kit, grand piano, and more. They kept the door to their music room open, encouraging me to explore my interests and develop my talents.
With my sense of humor and what little knowledge I had of the guitar, I began performing for my friends and family at a young age.
Eventually, I grew more interested in pursuing the guitar as my primary instrument, drawing inspiration from the stylings of artists like Jim Croce, Avett Brothers, Joni Mitchell, and Jason Mraz.
Chauffeured by my father, I started busking around my hometown of Huntsville, AL at just 14.
By 17, I had self-recorded and released an album with 8 original songs. I even recorded a Christmas album. What can I say? You have a lot of free-time as a teenager.
Now at 23, I have established myself as an artist in my hometown, gigging weekly. I have written dozens of songs, shared the same bill as Birmingham’s own St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and appeared on ABC’s reboot of American Idol.