Upcoming Shows: 

Donovan Tribute Concert presented by Songwriters at Play

May 26th at 2pm

Cambria Center for the Arts


Come celebrate the 77th birthday of Scottish folk-rocker Donovan at Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre ! We'll cover his hits (Catch the Wind, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Wear Your Love Like Heaven) and deep cuts from his extensive discography.

The performers include Cambria's own Oz Barron, longtime local faves Bob & Wendy, and Tim Pacheco; Fresno's Jonathan Low-Fi, Santa Barbara's Brent Franklin, and SoCal artists Mike Berman, Stephen Bannon, James Combs, and Paul Inman's Delivery.

The concert is produced by Songwriters at Play, husband-wife team Steve Key and Bonnie Nelson-Key. Their tributes at CCAT have included the music of Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Dollie Parton, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. www.songwritersatplay.com


Past Shows:

Friday, April 26th @ 7pm for a short set (show is from 5:00 to 8:30)

Big Variety Night with host Ted Waterhouse and other performers.

Linnaea's Cafe on Garden Street in downtown SLO - no cover


Sunday, March 10th at 3pm

Bob and Wendy with Paul Griffith 

The Bunker Art Gallery

810 Orcutt Rd SLO

$15 / Ticket link - https://www.my805tix.com/e/bob-wendy/tickets

Tickets can also be purchased at The Bunker on March 10 if space allows.

Sunday, December 3rd at 3pm

Bob and Wendy with Paul Griffith 

The Bunker Art Gallery

810 Orcutt Rd SLO

no cover / donations accepted

Due to limited seating, please reserve seats by texting or calling Bob at 805 235-5456


Friday, December 1st at 4pm

Dave Congalton Show on KVEC News Talk with Bob and Wendy

Tune in to 920 AM or 96.5 FM or stream online at https://www.920kvec.com/player/

Dave has been a long-time supporter of local music and does insightful live interviews. day, November 5th / 5 to 8:30pm


Big Variety Night at Puffers of Pismo

Bob and Wendy play a short set at 7pm

871 Price Street, Pismo Beach

no cover 


Austin, TX's Michael Fracasso and BettySoo will be joined by Bob and Wendy on Sat Oct 14th, 2023 at Don's String Shop in Los Osos, CA. 7pm / $20 at the door. SOLD OUT

Bob and Wendy - Big Variety Night at Linnaea's Cafe 

1110 Garden Street in downtown SLO 

Thursday, August 10th  5:30 - 8:30 pm 

(Rescheduled from July 14th) 

no cover

Sat Jun 3rd - Shadowlands Reunion  SOLD OUT

Shadowlands has been off stage for a bit, but a reunion is being planned on Sat June 3rd at Don's String Shop in Los Osos. You might want to save the date. More info to come, but you can email bliepman@yahoo.com or txt Bob at (805 235-5456) now to save one of the 30 available seats. 

Sun Jun 4th - Tribute concert at CCAT  

Songwriters at Play will bring together a stellar lineup of local and touring artists to perform the songs of folk music icons Bob Dylan and Joan Baez at the Cambria Center for the Arts. Reserved seats for the 2pm concert are $25, available at https://cambriaarts.org/theatre-tickets/  

The performers include SoCal singer-songwriters Michael Ubaldini, Kern Richards, Jeanne Newhall, Stephen Bannon, and Katie Ferrara; Fresno's Brother Luke; Bay Area balladeer Zoe FitzGerald Carter, and Central Coast favorites Bob & Wendy, Bay Love, Wine Country Troubadours, and Loren Radis.  

The songs include Baez hits such as The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down, Diamonds & Rust, and Sweet Sir Gallahad. Dylan's deep catalog is represented by Masters of War, Like a Rolling Stone, To Make You Feel My Love, Girl From the North Country, and many more.

Big Variety Night at Broad Street Public House - we play a short set at 7pm - FREE 

From Host Ted Waterhouse - This Friday evening, November 11th, Big Variety Night will add a new series at a new venue in SLO: The Broad Street Public House. Hosted as always by yours truly, this inaugural show will feature an amazing lineup. In order of appearance: Don Lampson, David Lynch, Bob & Wendy, Craig Nuttycombe, Windsong & Waterhouse*, Matthias Clark, Rosewood and Honey and last but certainly not least, Anam Cara.   Broad Street Public House: 3590 Broad St., Unit 1

Oct 15, 7:00pm / $30 - Painted Sky Studios presents Jude Johnstone with Bob and Wendy 

Jude travels to her old stomping grounds of Cambria from her Nashville home.  Bob and Wendy open with a short set and then Bob will play cello with Jude.  Guests will also be sitting in here and there.   

Tickets can be purchased here - https://www.ticketor.com/paintedskystudios/jj

CANCELLED due to extreme heat - Friday, Sep 2, 7pm - Light at  Sensoiro Paso Robles - tickets at sensoriopaso.comWednesday,

Aug 17, 5:30pm - Big Variety Night at Linnaea's Cafe hosted by Ted Waterhouse  

Saturday, Aug 13, 12:30pm - Sculpterra Winery Paso Robles with Paul Griffith - host Steve Key - free 

Sunday, Aug 7, 5pm - Big Variety Night at Puffers of Pismo hosted by Ted Waterhouse - no cover

Friday, July 29, 6:30pm - Tribute to James Taylor & Carole King, $20 

Unity of Santa Maria 1165 Stubblefield Rd. 

Presented by Songwriters at Play   


Saturday, July 23, 7pm - Don's String Shop, Los Osos - with Paul Griffith - $10 at door  

 - Call Bob at 805 235-5456 to reserve one or more of the 30 available seats.      

 - Location is 1030 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos.  Plenty of parking.  

Saturday, July 16, 7pm - Bristols Cider House, Atascadero with Paul Griffith

Saturday, June 25, 7pm - Light at  Sensoiro Paso Robles - tickets at sensoriopaso.com

Friday, June 17, 6pm - DAOU Winery Member Chef Dinner with Paul Griffith 

Saturday, June 4, 6pm - Studios on the Park, First Saturday/Art and About Paso with Paul Griffith 

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 - Steve Key presents at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles.  We will join Miss Leo, Matt Moody, plus Craig McNichols for an afternoon of song.

SOLD OUT - Sunday, December 12th $15 - Fault Line in-studio release at Laurel Lane.  Live performance of the eight singles in the room where they were recorded.  Paul Griffith on percussion.  Damon Castillo on elec guitar, bass and mellotron.  Very limited seating. 805 235-5456 

Copy link below into your browser to secure your seat.  Only a few left as of 12/2/21. 

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

For everyone's comfort and safety, please have vaccine proof and wear a mask indoors.  The snacks and drinks will be served outside.

Saturday, November 13th from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Free - Sculpterra Winery with host Steve Key

Friday, November 12th - We accept an award for one of our recent single releases at SLO Brew Rock starting at 7pm.  Thanks to New Times Music Awards. 

Sunday, September 12th - Big Variety Night at Puffer's of Pismo patio.  5pm - 8pm

Sunday, August 22nd 7-10pm - Sensorio Paso Robles 


Friday, July 9th - 5:30 - 6:30 pm / Dave Congalton Hometown Radio / KVEC 920 AM * 96.5 FM or online at https://www.920kvec.com/show/dave-congalton-hometown-radio/  Dave is a long-time fan and supporter of our music.

Saturday, June 26th - 5:00 - 6:30 pm / Central Coast Aquarium Yearly Fundraiser / Avila Beach / http://www.centralcoastaquarium.com/  Tickets required to enter and enjoy dinner.  We will be playing outside in the silent auction area next to the playground.  Paul Griffith will join us on drums.

Sunday, April 25th 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Puffers of Pismo

We play outside on the patio.  Come enjoy the incomparable hospitality of Charlie Puffer and his street smart staff.  Great food, wine, beer and community.  We will provide the soundtrack for your lovely Sunday evening. / https://puffersofpismo.com/




Sat April 10 - Steve Key plays Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles located at 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, 805-226-8881. No cover charge, all ages OK.

Bob will join Steve, Dorian Michael and Paul Griffith.  Bob and Wendy will play a short set with Paul.  Santa Cruz duo Winterlark will also play a set. 

Facebook Live Stream

Sat Aug 1st at 7pm

We will play songs from our upcoming work in progress.  Catch us live at :https://www.facebook.com/babandwendy

Sunday, June 7  1pm to 4pm

Songwriters at Play / Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles

Several short sets ending with Featured act Ynana Rose with Gary Wooten



Previous events

Songwriters at Play

The Savory Palette, 601 Embarcadero #5, Morro Bay

For more than 30 years, Bob & Wendy have been involved in the local music scene, playing coffee houses, book stores, clubs, wineries, the KCBX Live Oak Music Festival. 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. After starting out on cello, Bob discovered a 1921 Gibson mandocello and joined an L.A. rock band. Lately, Bob & Wendy record and perform in a local band called Shadowlands. More at https://bobwendy.com/ Special guests include Derek Senn, Craig McNichols, David Ray, and Casey Rodgers. Showcases are Mondays 6:30-9pm at The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, (805) 772-8388. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set to close out the night, and others playing 4-song sets. No cover charge, but we pass the tip bucket for the featured act. 21 & Over Only. See


Big Variety Night

Linnaea's Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, CA

Ted Waterhouse brings a unique lineup of local talent for this long-running showcase. Always fun, often moving. Bob & Wendy will play a short set around 8pm.

no cover