Concerning attempts to beat the heat, we’re guessing all Texans are giving it their best shot right about now. And huge kudos to the creatives making content that at least invites a cool mindset, even if we’re physically still melting.
In that vein, we especially appreciate Louisiana native Wendy Colonna for returning a favor to her current HQ. See, Colonna moved here to Austin at the turn of the millennium pretty much immediately after soaking up the beloved Barton Springs ambiance. And since embracing our city limits as her home, Colonna’s become a staple of the local scene thanks to her luscious soul-informed vocals, eagerness to form new bonds, and undying enthusiasm to collaborate.
Speaking of the latter, for her next collection The Paradigm Project, Colonna recruited some of Austin’s finest both for the in-studio arrangements and live performances. The roster includes The Belle Sounds frontwoman Noelle Hampton, Willie Nelson collaborator Matt Hubbard, and horn section leader Kevin Flatt, all of which you can see share the stage for a double single release show 7-10PM this Thursday at The Pershing alongside Suzanna Choffel, whose also a contributor to this Central Texas supergroup. So while Barton Springs remains the only public pool with a price this summer, Colonna looks back at two decades-worth of memories filtered through Edward’s Aquifer with “Inspired”. The music video puts you right on the waterfront, availing the rest of your senses to cool down with this heartwarming, horn-driven, Hampton co-penned piece of blue-eyed disco, no hula hoop required.