(CINDY BULLENS, DEBORAH HOLLAND, WENDY WALDMAN)
With special guest
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The trio of women that is The Refugees emerged on the music scene as a verifiably unmatched force of talent, diversity, and experience. Each successful in her own right as a solo artist, Cindy Bullens, Deborah Holland and Wendy Waldman formed their unique and innovative group in 2007 and since that time have been wowing audiences, radio DJs, and music critics alike with their soaring harmonies, indelible musicianship, and unforgettably humorous stage presence.
Individually, The Refugees have logged more than three decades in the industry, with nineteen solo albums and multiple Grammy Award nominations to their credit, featuring musical styles that blend country, rock, folk, and Americana.
Cindy Bullens got her start as a back-up singer for Elton John, and accompanied John on multiple tours. She was nominated for two Grammy Award nominations, one for her work on the Grease movie soundtrack, and one or her first solo album Desire Wire. Since then she released six acclaimed solo albums, including the award winning Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, has collaborated on a Broadway show, scored an award winning documentary, and continues to write and record in Nashville and beyond.
Deborah Holland began her career as a member of the critically acclaimed, Animal Logic. Comprised also of Stewart Copeland and Stanley Clarke, the band earned her recognition as both a singer and a songwriter during the 1980s and 90s. Since her Animal Logic days, Deborah has released multiple solo albums, scored and written dozens of songs for film and TV, and gone on to become a music professor at California State University of Los Angeles.
Wendy Waldman has been recognized as one of the leading recording artists and songwriters in music since the debut of her band Bryndle in the 1970s, followed by a successful solo career. Wendy is responsible for some of the best loved and most well known songs of the past several decades, including Vanessa Williams’ Save the Best for Last, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s version of Fishin’ in the Dark, as well as her work as a producer, overseeing countless projects in multiple genres.
Carolann Solebello will open the evening. Although she is most familiar to folk audiences as a founding member of the female trio Red Molly, Carolann began her musical journey as a solo performer. In the late 1990s, she abandoned a comfortable theatrical career and leapt headlong into the teeming pool of singer-songwriters in her hometown of New York City.
This summer, Carolann stepped aside from Red Molly after six years of steady touring to better balance career and family responsibilities. She is currently planning her next record, due for release in 2011. Carolann lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and young son.