photo Wendy Liepman

photo Wendy Liepman

Gentle Waves of Mexico

Listen to the new single at https://bobandwendy.hearnow.com/gentle-waves-of-mexico or go to your favorite streaming service.

Memories of a place I know from my childhood: a holiday in the Caribbean where the 

water was clear and the temperature warm like a bathtub. I floated on my back and 

looked up at the sky, feeling held by the calm water. Juxtaposed with the current sense 

of vulnerability while living during the pandemic. – Wendy 

Wendy Liepman - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar 

Bob Liepman - cello 

Paul Griffith - drums, percussion 

Damon Castillo - bass 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Damon Castillo 

Gentle Waves of Mexico 

Sometimes I feel as fragile as an apple on a tree 

The slightest wind could knock me down 

I bruise so easily easily easily 

I stand before my canvas the colors that I choose 

The darkest shades of winter 

The deepest of the blues of the blues of the blues 

Hold me now ‘til I have the strength to stand 

I’ve been treading water ‘til my feet can touch the sand 

Hold me now rock me like the sea 

The gentle waves of Mexico the gentle waves of Mexico 

The gentle waves of Mexico will wash right over me 

If you’re overcome with sadness you’re feeling fragile too 

The slightest wind could knock you down 

You don’t know what to do what to do what to do 

I’ll hold you now ‘til you have the strength to stand 

You’ve been treading water ‘til your feet can touch the sand 

I’ll hold you now, rock you like the sea 

The gentle waves of Mexico, the gentle waves of Mexico 

The gentle waves of Mexico will carry you and me 

Hold me now rock me like the sea

photo Barry Goyette

photo Barry Goyette

There will be an in-studio live performance of Fault Line at Laurel Lane Studios on Sunday, December 12th at 3pm.  Wendy, Bob, Paul Griffith and Damon Castillo will present the songs in the room where they were recorded.  Space is very limited, but you can pre-save seats by calling or texting Bob at 805 235-5456. $15 at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets which includes a service fee. See link below.

Get tickets here - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5197214

Fault Line physical CDs with all eight singles are available at Boo Boo Records in SLO and at the Laurel Lane release show on Dec 12th, 2021.

 

Hold On \ September 2021 Single Release

Listen at https://bobandwendy.hearnow.com/hold-on or at your favorite streaming service.

A song written to tell someone "I believe in you" even when times are tough - Wendy

Hold On 

It’s snowing hard on Boulder Pass 

The car is stalled you’re out of gas 

You don’t know how long you can last 

You pull your coat around you tight 

You step outside into the night 

You’re heading for a distant light 

Hold on be brave 

Even though you feel afraid 

Just keep your pace 

Some obstacles we all must face 

Hold on be brave 

Even though you feel afraid 

You have regrets you've made mistakes 

Whatever brought you to this place 

You can't go back the way you came 

But now the moon is rising high 

The beauty of the winter sky 

Is giving you a reason why 

To find your faith 

Know you’re not a hopeless case 

Hold on and stay 

Wendy Liepman - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar 

Bob Liepman - cello 

Paul Griffith - drums, percussion 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Damon Castillo

 

Listen here - https://bobandwendy.hearnow.com/let-it-be-let-it-in-let-it-go

Let it Be, Let it In, Let it Go

The last year has been so strange, so much beyond our control. How do we reckon with so much uncertainty? - Wendy 

 

These times are strange there are things we can’t change 

So much is beyond our control 

It’s clear to me that our choices are three 

Let it be Let it in Let it go 

 

Let it be Let it in Let it go 

Let it be Let it in Let it go 

 

My own backyard there is work to be done 

Plant the seeds pull the weeds lay the stones 

Some things need tending some they need mending some better leave it alone 

  

Let it be Let it in Let it go 

Let it be Let it in Let it go 

  

I want to savor the touch of your skin 

Bask in the sun’s afterglow 

Soak in this feeling this moment of healing 

  

Let it be Let it in Let it go 

Let it be Let it in Let it go 

Let it be Let it in Let it go

 

c. Wendy Liepman 2020

 

Wendy Liepman - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar 

Bob Liepman - cello 

Damon Castillo - bass 

Paul Griffith - drums, percussion 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Damon Castillo

 

 

photo Barry Goyette

photo Barry Goyette

Nanette Liepman - 1975

Nanette Liepman - 1975

"99"

Listen here - https://bobandwendy.hearnow.com/99

Bob’s mother Nanette was 92 years old when she passed away. I remember her dermatologist telling her that she had exceeded her life time limit of sun exposure. We visited her at assisted living and found her happily sunbathing outside on a chaise lounge. 

This is a song about long time love and growing old together. - Wendy 

99 

99 a number on a page 

99 no need to act your age 

I can’t imagine living life without you 

Everything I’ve done has been about you 

About you 

99 let me count the ways 

99 I love to spend my days 

Lying next do you out in the sunshine 

Laughing ‘cause we both forgot the punchline 

The punchline 

What is real, the dreamer or the dream 

Who reveals what our lives will mean 

99 shadows on the wall 

99 autumn leaves must fall 

I can’t imagine living life without you 

Everything I’ve done has been about you 

About you 

I can’t imagine living life without you 

Everything I’ve done has been about you 

About you 99 

Wendy Liepman - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar 

Bob Liepman - electric octave mandolin 

Paul Griffith - drums, percussion 

Damon Castillo - bass 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Damon Castillo 

c. Wendy Liepman

 

 

 

 

"Fault Line" 

Listen herehttps://bobandwendy.hearnow.com/fault-line-2

New Cuyama is located very close to the intersection points of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Kern Counties. It is also earthquake country. In some ways we are all living on a fault line, our existence tenuous. - Wendy

"Fault Line"

We built this house in New Cuyama   

Perched upon the San Andreas 

Small town life without the drama, 

Hope the ground will not betray us 

Living on a fault line oh this house has done some shaking 

Living on a fault line there are cracks in the foundation 

I would mend and not condemn 

What’s the use of good advice 

When it is so seldom taken 

What’s the point of thinking twice 

When each time I’ve been mistaken 

Living on a fault line oh this house has done some shaking 

Living on a fault line there are cracks in the foundation 

I would mend and not condemn 

Gotta  learn to sway gotta learn to swing 

Gotta  learn to roll with everything 

Gotta  learn to laugh gotta learn to sing 

Gotta  learn to roll with everything 

When the wild flowers blossom 

Scattered cross the wide Carrizo 

Condor flies and as we watch him 

Are we not the lucky people 

Found our piece of paradise 

Oh but now the earth is shaking 

Living on a fault line 

Will it cause us to awaken 

I would mend and not condemn 

I would mend and not condemn 

Can we mend

 

c 2021 Wendy Liepman 

Wendy Liepman - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar 

Bob Liepman - cello

Paul Griffith - drums, percussion 

Damon Castillo - electric guitar, mellotron 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Damon Castillo 

Special Thanks to Urban Optics and A Satellite of Love in San Luis Obispo

 

photo Barry Goyette

photo Barry Goyette

 

Listen here - https://bobandwendy.hearnow.com/pelicans-fly

"Pelicans Fly" 

During the lockdown there were few safe places to go. Some weekdays Bob and I would go early to Shell Beach during low tide. While he surf matted, I took long walks on empty beaches, watching the pelicans fly and the white sea foam spilling upon the shore. - Wendy 

 

Pelicans fly over waves of alabaster 
Beach is empty everyone’s gone home 
Tide begins to rise I am walking slow then faster 
White chiffon and lace upon the foam 

Time out of time this time is mine 
Time to let troubles unwind 
Wind in my hair ocean air 
Open whatever I find 

Here in the sand lovers carved out their initials 
Drew a heart outlined it with stones 
Little souvenirs a child’s yellow plastic shovel 
Soon will disappear beneath the foam 

Time out of time this time is mine 
Time to let troubles unwind 
Wind in my hair ocean air open whatever I find 
Open whatever I find 

 

Wendy Liepman - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar 
Bob Liepman - electric octave mandolin 
Paul Griffith - drums, percussion 
Damon Castillo - bass, mellotron 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Damon Castillo 

Special Thanks to Urban Optics and A Satellite of Love in San Luis Obispo

 

 

photo Barry Goyette

photo Barry Goyette

"When i needed you"

This song is dedicated to my stepfather and became relevant during the pandemic as so many people are deprived of their livelihoods and unable to support their families. - Wendy 

When I Needed You 

I know you were disappointed 
Crushed that you could not provide 
For your family how you wanted 
I know that it hurt your pride 

Don’t you catch yourself believing 
Thoughts of how you let us down 
It was something worth achieving 
When I needed you, you were around 

Creeping down the LA freeway  

San Vicente Boulevard 
You were hoping for some leeway 
Does it have to be so hard 

Don’t you catch yourself believing 
Thoughts of how you let us down 
It was something worth achieving 
When I needed you, you were around 

Holding onto your dreams 
Were they too big for you 
To carry through to carry through 

All your plans and propositions 
They did not amount to much 
Do you know you made a difference 
In the lives of those you love 

Don’t you catch yourself believing 
Thoughts of how you let us down 
It was something worth achieving 
When I needed you, you were around 
When I needed you 
When I needed you 
When I needed you, you were around 

Wendy Liepman, Karoline Hausted, Mark Davis, Bob Liepman, Damon Castillo - Music 
Wendy Liepman - lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar 
Bob Liepman - cello 
Paul Griffith - drums, percussion 
Damon Castillo - mellotron 

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Damon Castillo 

Special Thanks to Urban Optics and A Satellite of Love in San Luis Obispo

 

 

 

photo Barry Goyette

photo Barry Goyette

New Project underway

3/9/21 - We are on the verge or releasing 'When I Needed You', the first single from our eight-song project produced, engineered and mixed by Damon Castillo at Laurel Lane Studios.  Our plan is to release one single per month.  The idea is to give you some quality time with each song.  The digital distribution will be set up within the next few days.

The Porch Cafe 

Michelle Torres Grant captured our Sep 22nd show in Santa Margarita. See her beautiful photos and videos here - https://www.facebook.com/MC.in.Kauai/media_set?set=a.10214428434851803.1073741987.1446711708&type=3&pnref=story

Scholarship Awarded 

JANUARY 8-14, 2017 CALIFORNIA RETREAT NEWS! Bob & Wendy Selected As 2017 Michael Boesen Memorial Scholarship Recipients! The musical couple is an integral part of the San Luis Obispo music scene, both as a duo and as members of the equally critically acclaimed group 'Shadowlands'. www.bobwendy.com Registration Is Open Now! www.listeningroomretreats.com

Foursome 

We have teamed up with Mark Davis and Karoline for gigs and songwriting. Check out the results here - https://www.youtube.com/user/bliepman?feature=watch

New Times article by Glen Starkey 

Music The following article was posted on August 21st, 2013, in the New Times - Volume 28, Issue 4 Two husband and wife duos form a great new quartet Mark Davis and Karoline Hausted join local favorites Bob and Wendy for performance at Steynberg on Aug. 24 BY GLEN STARKEY WHAT’S IN A NAME? A new quartet featuring (left to right) Mark Davis, Karoline Hausted, Wendy Liepman, and Bob Liepman play Aug. 24 at Steynberg Gallery. PHOTO BY GLEN STARKEY Synergy—the Beatles had it. They were better artists as a…

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Wendy Songs Night 

On April 1st, 2013, Wendy was honored at Steve Key's Songwriters at Play with an overflow crowd. A dozen plus local musicians performed Wendy's songs bringing their own insights and interpretations to the lyrics and music. Both New Times and the Tribune had articles about the event. Here is the Tribune article by Sarah Linn. - http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/03/27/2447099/tribute-to-a-tunesmith.html

New Times article by Kathy Johnston 

Best-album backstory One local music highlight of 2012 was the New Times Music Awards, where husband-and-wife duo Bob and Wendy’s recording Your Beautiful Life won the Best Album of the Year. New Times asked singer and songwriter Wendy Liepman to share some stories about the album, which was produced by longtime local musician Jill Knight “Recording with Jill was like joining a mutual admiration society. She was so easy to work with, it was as comfortable as playing music in a living room. We went for a…

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Best Album award 

New Times Music Awards presented us with a beautiful Best Album trophy for Your Beautiful Life at the Downtown Brew awards ceremony on September 6th, 2012. Thanks to producer Jill Knight and our supportive musical community.

New Album 

We have completed recording and mastering Your Beautiful Life. It will be available soon online, at Boo Boo Records in San Luis Obispo, and at our performances. Our long time friends Jill Knight (producer) and Rick Sutton (mastering) thoughtfully and expertly helped to make it happen. Thanks!

Jill Knight - Producer 

We are recording Wendy's new songs with Jill Knight at the controls. We have been fans of Jill and her music since moving to the central coast and love having a chance to work with her.

"When i needed you"

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New project -

We are recording new songs at Laurel Lane Studios with Damon Castillo.  The release will happen only after successful clinical trials to assure efficacy and safety.