This year at the Bear Trap Music Festival you hear Colorado's Wendy Woo ban.

Wendy is a beautiful guitar player. She has a voice and songwriting style that might remind you a bit of Janis Joplin.

She invented an unusual guitar playing style that will jump out at you. You've never seen anyone do this before. She calls it “Slaptap,” a method of creating a captivating visual and percussive backdrop using the guitar body and fretboard.

She has written and recorded over 200 original songs and plays over 150 dates yearly, she has gained a reputation as one of the most versatile performers on the circuit.  An example of that reputation is the legendary Carly Simon inviting Wendy to perform with her at the “Festival of the Senses” on Martha’s Vineyard in 2014.

Wendy has since shared the stage, including The Fray, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, James Taylor, Counting Crows, Brad Paisley, Karla Bonoff, and Big Head Todd and the Monsters.  Her tour stops have included performances at premier venues like Red Rocks (CO), the Living Room and Bitter End (NYC),  Hotel Café (LA), Bluebird Café (Nashville), and Eddie’s Attic (Decatur, GA).

The film traces her musical history from learning to play a few chords of Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” to working and playing at Boulder’s famed Fox Theatre to being courted by Nashville publishers who wanted to turn her into a songwriting machine.

Over the course of her career, she has learned to juggle performing, the music business, relationships, and having three children.

Hope to see you this year up on Casper Mountain for the Bear Trap Music Festival.

After listening to several of her songs on Wendy's Youtube channel I found this one, below, to be my favorite.

Truly a unique songwriting sound and style.

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