In late 2011, I was watching BBB Channel 12/Oak Ridge’s Ciderville Farm and Home Show. It’s a weekly show that airs every Saturday at 7:30 PM with live local music and old-fashioned comedy. On this particular night, one of the show’s guests was Wendy Crowe, a singer/songwriter who also plays in the duo, Westwend, with Jonathan Maness. In this interview we discuss her upcoming solo CD, as well as her work with Westwend. Westwend is playing a few dates in North Carolina this weekend–on Friday at Twigs in Blowing Rock, NC and on Saturday at Banner Elk Cafe in Banner Elk, NC.
Tim O’Shea: How young were you when you first realized you wanted to be a singer/songwriter?
Wendy Crowe: I’ve always loved to sing, and I would pretend I was on stage every chance I got. However, it was about 6th grade that I really started practicing my writing. I had this teacher, Mrs. Morgan, who loved the arts as much as I did, so we were always singing and doing musicals. She helped me realize that you have to do what you loved.