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Bob and Wendy: Bio

When asked to describe her songwriting Wendy Liepman states, "Every song contains a grain of truth, although some of the names and stories have been changed to protect the innocent." Wendy wrote her first song "Endless Highway" at the age of ten, and continues to play her mother's 1944 Martin guitar. She grew up to the sound of 60's folk music; The Weavers, Kingston Trio, and later Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and the Beatles. Current influences include Buddy and Julie Miller, Sam Phillips, and Aimee Mann.

After starting out on cello, Bob discovered a 1921 Gibson mandocello and joined an L.A. rock band. He became a founding member of the Venice Canaligators with Clyde "Hook" McGuire and made annual pilgrimages to New Orleans to play Mardi Gras. He is principal cellist and president of the San Luis Chamber Orchestra in addition to recording cello and mandocello for local musicians.

Bob and Wendy met in Los Angeles in 1984 while performing music at a party thrown by Wendy's sister. On their first "official" date Wendy was prodded to pass the hat at a Canaligators gig! The Canaligators later played at Bob and Wendy's wedding.

In 1987 Bob and Wendy moved to San Luis Obispo, California. Since then, they have been involved in the local music scene, playing coffee houses, book stores, clubs, wineries, the KCBX Live Oak Music Festival, SLO Unplugged, and Inglish Fest. Their first album, "Plum Champagne" was recorded in 1992 by Frank Warren. "Vagabond for Beauty", produced by Richard Green, was released on CD in 1996. Since then, it has received regular airplay on KCBX public radio and the late KOTR FM in Cambria. The song "Margaritte" was included in a CD that raised $18,000 for a local homeless shelter.

While in Austin, Texas where they performed at the 1997 Kerrville Music Festival, Bob and Wendy recorded four new songs at Congress House Studio. Their friend Michael Fracasso produced the sessions, bringing in some of AustinĂ¢s finest musicians to play on the tracks. These sessions launched their album titled On the Spot, released in March 1999. Two of the songs won them a spot at the Emerging Songwriter showcase at the Napa Valley Music Festival the same year.

On June 30th, 2001, Behind the Blue was released. This project was produced by Charles Duncan of Cambria and includes the violin of Sal Garza. In January 2002, it was #12 on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) chart and is getting airplay in Berkeley, Austin, Paris, France and across North America.

Little Light and Dharma Dream followed. A unique project, Ghost of Guadalupe, came next. It is a collaboration with local musicians/producers, David Radmacher and Butch Boswell. It was recorded entirely in an old movie theater in Guadalupe, CA. Among the backing musicians is singer / songwriter Jude Johnstone. Your Beautiful Life, produced by Jill Knight, was released in May, 2012.

All albums are available to preview and purchase at www.cdbaby.com.