Wendy and the Lost Boys
by Laura Lawrence
Wendy and the Lost Boys Hawthorne Theater
Wendy and the Lost Boys 2/11/11
“Singing the Great American Songbook”
YouTube: “Broken Hearted Zydeco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKFrjSHcPo4
Booking: Paul Prato
Members: Phil Garfinkel: Vocals, Guitar, *Stuff*
Christian McKee: Vocals, Mandolin, Mandola
Paul Prato: Stand-up Bass
Wendy Rover: Vocals, Frottoir, Darbuka
Influences: Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, David Grisman, Phish, The Band, Willie Nelson, Patti Smith, Drive By Truckers, X , The Knitters, Dave Alvin, Flying Burrito Bros., Wanda Jackson, Arlo Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Steve Goodman, Zydeco
Biography: Formed in 2010, Wendy and the Lost Boys are a band of musical misfits who came from four different directions and the same place all at once.
Rooted in the Great American Songbook, their music covers whiskey-tinged ancient and modern folk, rocking Zydeco, the high-lonesome harmonies of loss and regret, and the joys of road-kill opossum dinner.
With Wendy and the Lost Boys, the music comes from the magic place where performance is bigger than the individual parts of the band. If they weren’t playing together they would be hanging out together.
They follow in the footsteps of great bands who take any song, original or classic, and make it their own.