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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

 

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"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.