The sweet, funny, always entertaining songstress, Vikki Lee, is back! This time she teams up with Nancy Wenstrom to bring you her unique American originals and covers.The sweet, funny, always entertaining songstress, Vikki Lee, is back! This time she teams up with Nancy Wenstrom to bring you her unique American originals and covers. Leave a comment
The sweet, funny, always entertaining songstress, Vikki Lee, is back! This time she teams up with Nancy Wenstrom to bring you her unique American originals and covers. Leave a comment
Sept.5th Friday Night
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley Cal 94705
Door is 7:00 pm Show is 7:30 – 10:00 PM
ALL AGES & WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE
Please support the Arts!
Northern California based singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Vikki Lee, has proven to be an accomplished musician and bandleader, as well as an extremely entertaining, dynamic and versatile performer. Her talent has been showcased in just about every northern California entertainment venue. She has appeared with her band at most major hotels, casinos and resorts in Nevada alongside acts as diverse as Elvin Bishop, Al Stewart, Mickey Gilley, B.J. Thomas, The Guess Who, The Marshall Tucker Band, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Tito Puente. Ms. Lee has also performed in England and Germany, and toured with The Original Elvis Tribute 2009 Band, playing to sold out venues all across Europe!
A creative, versatile musician, she also carries on her resume an artist endorsement from respected equipment manufacturer Dean Markley for her solid work on the slide guitar…. she can really rip it up!
Ms. Lee is a serious, talented, musical artist whose original songs and lyrics strongly touch almost all of the people who have the opportunity to hear her music. Vikki is highly respected in the musical community and many talented musicians have played on her recorded work, including guitar legend, Albert Lee, Rockabilly Hall of Fame member, Glen Glenn, and American musical icon and Grammy winner, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot!
About Nancy Wenstrom
Nancy was born in Houston Texas, and grew up as an “Air Force brat” living in Nebraska, California, Washington D.C. and Alabama before moving back to the Bay Area to go to Cal Berkeley. She has been a professional musician for 30 years playing and singing rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and country and touring and recording with many Bay Area bands. She was the lead guitarist with the Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra, (13 Souls Out Of Control/Hubbub Records) a premiere R&B band out of San Francisco. Her unique talent as a female lead guitarist has seen her on the stage rocking with such Bay Area greats as the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Chris Isaak, and Big Brother and the Holding Company, and opening for such acts as Huey Lewis, Joe Cocker and Elvin Bishop to name a few.
She has recorded two solo albums. The self-titled album, Nancy Wenstrom, consists of entirely original compositions, and reflects numerous trips to Nashville to study the art of song writing. Her energetic live blues album, Live at The Saloon, (recorded in San Francisco with her blues trio), is a rocking mix of blues standards that shows her command of the instrument as an electric blues guitarist and her abilitiy as a strong vocal stylist.
Nancy’s most recent project is a rocking 6- piece band, Blues Kitchen, that features Jan Martinelli, her long time bassist and friend, in the rhythm section, and Brad Catania, trumpet extroidinaire, arranging the horns. Blues Kitchen is a platform for her new original compositions as well as some of her favorite cover tunes from Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, B.B.King and other great blues/rock artists that have inspired her over the years. Check out their hot new cd, Blues Kitchen,WCM Records, now available for sale at CD Baby, i-Tunes and Amazon or see them live in your area.