Annette Wasilik


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’s 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. She also won Honorable Mention for her song Don’t Look Down in the 2016 MidAtlantic Song Contest.
Annette performs in local and regional venues and festivals from DC up to NYC. In January of 2018, she started Songwriter Sundays, a monthly concert series showcasing exceptional local and touring songwriters, at the very cool new venue, MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park, Md. She also co-hosts a songwriting circle at Asparagus Media in Takoma Park, Md.

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