Annette Wasilik


Annette's songwriting influences include Jane Siberry, Lucinda Williams and John Prine to mention just a few. Both down to earth and deeply atmospheric, Annette’s songs are explorations into longing, love, loss, God, home, homesickness and hope.


This year the Washington Area Music Association has voted

Songs from the Talking House

Folk Contemporary Recording of the Year!


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. 

As I look over this year, I am a little stunned at the progress I've made and the blessings I've had. There is nothing quite as thrilling as doing the work and seeing the fruits of the labor: first, getting my website up and running; second, the release of my debut CD, Songs from the Talking House, and its sold-out, standing room only release concert with a dynamite band of DC musicians; playing a local and national festival or two; cultivating a popular gig with award-winning songwriter Kevin Dudley and showcasing special guests monthly; getting some live stuff on the ol' Youtube; playing several special events; lots of gigs here and there (at least lots for me!) and now partnering with Janine Wilson on a monthly Songwriter's Circle at Airshow Recording in Takoma Park! When I look at just some of that, I'm kind of amazed! Thank you to every one of you who has been in my corner egging me on. I couldn't have done it without you!

"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.

 My debut CD, Songs from the Talking House is available at CD Baby, iTunes an d Amazon.

They are $15 for a real hold-in-your-hands beautiful object or digitally for $9.99. Cover art by Jeanne Marie Wasilik. Lyrics included.


I'm so proud of this project and thrilled to hear people are playing it all the time, memorizing the lyrics and wanting to know when the next CD is coming!

  “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.