Monday, October 02, 2006

BLUEGRASS: Cyndi Wheeler shows her stuff at IBMA pre-event!

The CRIB has posted on Cyndi Wheeler, the owner of a mega-fabulous voice, before; now others are taking notice ... particularly at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) 2006 Awards last week.
BMI, the performance rights organization, sponsored a backstage party for artists, industry folk and their guests just before the show got underway. The highlight of that event was a performance by singer Cyndi Wheeler, who, backed by Blue Highway, beamed out irresistibly jazzy incarnations of such pop standards as Dreamer's Holiday," "September Song" and "What a Difference a Day Makes." She is produced by Scott Rouse, who also produces Blue Highway. An album of these tunes is due out soon. [CMT]

Wichita Rutherford posted this to lead to the above ...

We had the best time at the IBMA's World of Bluegrass this year. My favorite singer, Cyndi Wheeler, sang at the pre-awards show party and Ed Morris over there at CMT wrote about her at Here's her picture. The band that played with her was the same band she's been recording with, Blue Highway along with the rhythm section of Sam Bush's band. Oh it was so good and there was a big buzz about here all weekend long. Sorry I've been out of pocket. I've just been swamped with listening to Bluegrass bands all weekend. Things will be back to normal this week.
If you love God's gift to vocal chords, no matter the genre, I highly recommend you click over to Cyndi's site and give a listen to the four free selections offered there. You're a hard-hearted meanie if you don't like this voice.

HT: Wichita Rutherford

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