Annette Wasilik

Annette Wasilik - Songwriter, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar


Her debut CD, Songs from the Talking House, was awarded Best Contemporary Folk Recording of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association in April 2016.

Annette's performances are marked by her compelling alto and moving songs that "touch you to the bone". In the tradition of the poet songwriter and with rich tones reminiscent of Linda Thompson or Natalie Merchant, she weaves a spell both startling in its intimacy and expansive in its vision.

"I found my first guitar in an old tin wardrobe in my basement. Its bridge was broken but it was love at first sight, as if I found a buried treasure in my backyard. The room spun and everything. I glued the bridge back on and never looked back.”

Annette was always writing and singing but took a break from performing to attend to family and grow her massage practice. Now she is out singing again and quickly becoming known in the DC area as a powerful songwriter and performer. Her 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.


Annette has performed in local and regional venues from DC up to NYC and at both the Takoma Park Folk Festival and Takoma Park Street Festival and at the Washington Folk Festival. 

She is now partnering with Janine Wilson, running a Songwriter's Circle workshop monthly at Airshow Recording Studio in Takoma Park MD. She also founded and hosts the Riverdale Rail Songwriter's Concert Series in Riverdale Md.


Some venues played:

Washington Folk Festival

Takoma Park Street Festival

Takoma Park Folk Festival

Brewer's Alley

Drum & Strum

Gypsy Sally's/Vinyl Lounge


New Deal Cafe



Takoma Community Center

Old Town Theater

The Black Squirrel


Bertha's Mussels 

Epicure Cafe


Annette Wasilik 99 word bio - guitars, vocals and songwriter

In April 2015, Indie-folk rocker Annette Wasilik, debuted her CD of originals Songs from the Talking House. It caused a bit of a stir and in 2016, won Best Contemporary Folk Recording of the Year from WAMA, The Washington Area Music Association. Later that year, her song “Don’t Look Down” won an Honorable mention in the 2015 Mid Atlantic Song Contest. She performs at local and regional venues and festivals, co-hosts a popular monthly songwriter’s circle and is the founder and curator of the songwriters’ performance series, Riverdale Rail Concerts which features the best local and regional talent.