Annette Wasilik


On Annette's 2015 debut CD, Songs from the Talking House

 “This is a stunningly brilliant collection of intimate, reflective songs, well recorded, delivered in a voice lilting, haunting and unforgettable. In a world of clones and wanna be's, this stands out as heart felt and genuine.. the world deserves to hear this... Bravo…”  -Kevin Dudley, Winner of Mid-Atlantic Songwriter Contest (MASC) Silver Award as well as Nashville/Paramount Grand Prize for Songwriting Excellence Fall 2011 contest. Nominated for three 2013 WAMMIES: "Best Country CD", "Songwriter of the Year" and "Best Male Country Vocalist"


 Annette's songwriting influences range from Mary Gauthier to Peter Gabriel. Both down to earth and deeply atmospheric, Annette’s songs are explorations into longing, love, loss, God, home, homesickness and hope.


In April of 2016, the Washington Area Music Association voted Songs from the Talking House Best Contemporary Recording of the Year... "I want to say 'thanks!' to all who voted for it. Thanks to all the fabulous musicians, engineers and family and friends who have supported me in many, many ways."

"Annette, your release was amazing! So soulful, reaching deep, melodic voice, etc. It actually transported me into a deeper resonance with everything." From a fan on Facebook the day after our CD release party at New Deal...

Annette Wasilik and The Wonder Band packs the house with a standing-room-only crowd at the New Deal Cafe!

Check out the photo gallery for photos of our Songs from the Talking House CD release party.

  “Annette is a breath of fresh air – an extraordinary voice along with exemplary songwriting and arrangements, representing a remarkably broad range of sounds and genres, ranging from pure original to acoustic folk to blues to jazz and more.  Truly amazing.  Annette manages to sound completely unique, but at the same time she conjures up wonderful memories of such luminaries as Sandy Denny, Natalie Merchant, Maura O’Connell, Maddy Prior, June Tabor, and Delores Keane. Spread the good news and don’t miss your next chance to hear Annette perform live! P.S. LOVE her back-up band too!”  --Busy Graham; Busy founded Five Corners Music, a national artist management agency. From 1995-1998, she served as Executive Director of the Institute of Musical Traditions, and founded Class Acts Arts as an educational and community outreach project of IMT.

Banner photo and all color photos by Jim Atkinson; black and white photos by Michael Stewart.

CD cover art by Jeanne Marie Wasilik.