"Blue Flower” Album by Terry Winchell
Terry’s songwriting and music opens vistas that draw from her personal life experience and reach out to the universal.
Blue Flower” is a musical mélange that combines elements of folk, blues, country rock, and at times ethereal . All songs are based on true events in Terry's life , it's a deeply personal and honest album. It came out of a reflective challenging time of personal loss and the recent recession. Her voice and the music bring the listener close to those experiences. Terry’s soaring and expressive voice along with distinct and beautifully balanced instrumentation captures unique experiences and provocative reflections that we rediscover in ourselves as we listen.
Accompanying Terry on this album are NY sidemen, with whom she has recorded and played live with for many years, as well as musicians from Nashville TN and Austin TX.
Each has a heartfelt and supportive understanding of Terry's music, creating a natural chemistry. This is Terry's third self produced album of original songs . She sings (lead and background vocals, along with playing acoustic and electric rhythm guitars).
Guitarist, engineer and co -producer Mark McCarron plays multiple instruments on the album, including (lead guitar, dobro, lap steel, baritone, nylon, mandolin, and arch top). "Blue Flower" also features Tim Lauer (piano, accordion and organ), Suzanne Mueller (cello), Paul Page (bass), Russ Meissner (drums, percussion), Phil Cimino (drums), and Elizabeth Lee (background vocals).
Terry Winchell grew up on he East End of Long Island, NY, surrounded by farmland and the ocean. From the beginning, her love of nature and her experience as a traveling balladeer have infused her music. Terry developed an eclectic style, early on and many influences still run through her music today. Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Otis Redding, Bonnie Raitt, Graham Parsons, Gordon Lightfoot, to name a few contributed to her growth as an artist.
Terry brings the richness of her life experience to the recording studio, air waves and stage, she has performed at large and intimate venues, both as a headliner and opening act in the USA and abroad. She has opened for John Hammond, Taj Mahal, Hot Tuna, Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, Chip Taylor and many other artists.
On the heels of finishing her latest release, “Blue Flower,” Terry moved to the Southwest and makes her home in Corrales New Mexico.
Terry performs as a soloist, or with multible sidemen , up to a 4 piece band depending on the venue.
Verry Terry Productions / Terry Winchell
P.O Box 1642
Corrales New Mexico 87048
Terry's album "Blue Flower" is played on 1700 Americana , AAA and Country radio stations across the USA and abroad. Her single "That Good Feeling" on "Blue Flower" was also released on the Acoustic Rainbow Roots Vol 46 sampler. With it's catchy groove and Terry's sumptuous voice, it takes us on a journey under the stars through the freedom of the open road. Terry's wanderlust guides the way, and melodic guitar hooks ring out, stirring the free spirit in all of us .
Terry's single ( When I Know ) I'm Not The Only One " was a favorite of Independent Country Radio (week 24 at #19 on the top 40)
"(When I Know)" shares a deep realization about how we are all connected, especially—and paradoxically—when we feel completely alone.
"Blue Flower" #29 on the album charts according to Roots Music Report as of 12/16.
Venues Terry has performed at over the years.
"Art For Justice" Rubin Museum NYC
NXNE Music & Film Festival, Canada
Symphony Space Theater NYC
Go Girls Festival, Austin, TX
SXSW Film & Music Festival Austin TX
Folk Alliance Memphis, TN
Matt McGinn 75th Birthday Tribute, with, Pete Seeger and Caprcaille, Symphony Space, NYC
Spirit Aid Festival, Scotland
Celtic Connections Festival, Scotland
MEANY Festival, NYC
Block Island Music Festival, RI
Blue Bird Nashville TN
12th & Porter Nashville TN
Huntington Arts & Music Festival, Huntington, NY
Women’s Voices Festival, John Drew Theater, Easthampton, NY
Bay Street Theater Sag Harbor NY
Eisenhower Park Amphitheater, Farmingdale, NY
Vail Levitt Theater, Riverhead, NY
Old Westbury Gardens Summer Concert Series, Westbury, NY
Islip Arts Council Concert Series, Islip, NY
Stephen Talkhouse NY
John Drew Theater /Guild Hall NY
Garlic Festival, Riverhead, NY
BayStreet Theater Sag Harbor NY
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