Raw!

I normally don’t do this but, a lot of people wonder how songs come about. Here is a tune I just came up with tonight. I sat down with my guitar and started playing chords, moving the Capo around and seeing what stuck. This is an idea that stuck and it feels pretty good. It all starts will a little phrase for me and then it goes from there.
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Thank You!

I wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Carey-On last night, it was amazing! Thank you to all of our closest friends, fans and family for surprising me with a Birthday Celebration!
I have to say looking out and seeing a room full of your own face staring back at you is a bit strange 🙂 LOL but, so much fun. The cake was Beautiful, thank you Ruth and Mom so much.
Waking up this morning all I could do was smile. I am so blessed to be surrounded and supported by such great people. You all make this journey so much fun!

Thank you LeShawn and Erin from the Carey-On you treat us so well! Carey-On Saloon 10.25

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What’s happening…….

OCTOBER…. are you kidding me? Where in the world has this year gone? I can’t believe how much has happened this year, it’s been amazing and it’s not over yet!
We’ve had a busy summer and can’t wait for what’s to come in the next several months.

We will be heading back to Nashville to finalize the new EP. I have to admit that I’ve been running into some writer’s block the last several weeks. I have ideas but, nothing seems to be standing out for me. The right song will come together I just need to keep pushing through and be patient.

Things are going well in Nashville and we are getting really great feedback. Our next trip should reveal some exciting next steps and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.

As always I feel forever blessed by the support and love from all of you.

Thank you and God Bless,

Sandy


Turn on the INTERNET RADIO.. we’re on!!!

I am so excited to be listening with all of you tonight to the very first Internet Radio (any radio :)) play of my new single Empty Hearts Broken Bottles!! How exciting!!!
Can’t thank The Bandwagon Network enough for taking time to support local Indie artist!!

Let’s all listen together!!!

http://www.thebandwagonnetwork.net/TheBandwagonNetwork.html

another step forward!!! Here we go!!
Sandy


What a summer!

What a busy summer it has been. I can’t believe it is almost August. We have been so busy. Back and forth from Nashville playing and performing all over Colorado, releasing a single and video and keeping up with all of you.
What a blast!!!
It’s hard to believe that less than five years ago I decided to take a leap of faith and dive back into my music. At first it was hard to keep a solid band. To think I’ve released one album, got married and now working in Nashville on a second Album all while keeping a full time job. Am I crazy, LOL!
I feel so extremely blessed. So often people ask, “How do you do it, Sandy?”. Honestly, it’s a weird question to me because I don’t ask myself those types of questions. Certainly there are times I ask “why”, but, never how.
It’s just a mind set. I guess it’s like being a parent and keeping up with a full time job. You don’t have time to ask yourself how, you just do, because it’s what you love and want. I won’t lie, there are times when I wonder why I keep myself running like I do and wonder if it’s really worth all the stress. Then I think of the alternative and I’m off and running again. I know in my heart that I have been given a gift and a fire inside to keep going. It’s my job to give all that I have to everything and every blessing I’ve been given.

Over the next couple months I’ll be working on final tunes to record for the second EP and hope to get back to Nashville before year end to record the final songs. We should have some rockin’ Sandy Wells swag available very soon and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Believe it or not I’ve started working on my 2015 business plan which hopefully includes some band road trips and mini tours!!! 🙂

I’m excited and open to new adventures coming up and continue to feel so blessed by all of my friends, family and fans. You have no idea how many times YOU, the fans, my friends, have kept me going when I started to think it was all too much!

Keep dreaming! You’re never too old and it’s never too late to go after what you want!

Lots of love to you all
Sandy


Another Great Trip

Another great and very successful trip to Nashville. We spent another week recording three additional songs for the new Album. I am so excited with the way the new project is coming out. I cannot wait to share it with you all.
This is our third trip to Nashville, the second recording with Lynn. Every time we come back I feel like I’ve moved closer to my dream.

This time around was no exception, I would even say it was magical. The new songs came together so quickly and perfectly. We had some really great conversation and it looks like we will be spending more time in Nashville in the future.

We have two more songs to record in order to finalize the EP. We hope to be able to release it to you by the end of the this year.

We’ve had such a great response with Empty Hearts Broken Bottles. I am so thankful to all of you for being so supportive and allowing me to continue to create and make the music that speaks to me and in turn speaks to you.

Looking forward to an amazing summer full of great music and friends!

Sandy


Here goes….

Many of you know my music career has been a journey.   It’s amazing to look back and see how far things have come.    Six years ago I went through the hardest time of my life to date and out of that time came an amazing album and amazing personal growth.   “Here I Go” was truly a life changing accomplishment and I continue to  draw from the experience and the emotion that went into every song and every step it took to get to there.

What some of you may not know is the real beginning of  ‘Here I Go’ and me coming back to my music.   I was reminded of the story when my best friend was in town over the weekend.    We were having a glass of wine, laughing and reminiscing about all we had been through together.  We were talking about the new song and all the amazing things coming up and she blurted out “and you didn’t even have a band!”

What I had forgotten is that six years ago I decided I was no longer going to put my passion and my heart on a shelf.  Right or wrong I was going to be happy in this life.   In October of 2008  I wrote out my goals in my journal and at the top of the list was to gig again.   So,  I booked a gig for myself!   I knew I could sing and it was what I was supposed to do, other than that I had no band, no songs, a gig in three months and two hours of music to come up with!

I remember telling my friends and family I had a gig and they would say, “what? I didn’t know you could sing?  What are you going to play, who are you going to play with?”  I would say, “I don’t know but, it’s what I’m supposed to do and I’ll figure it out!”   Of course it all worked out and  I found the band, wrote the songs and the rest is well….. what you see now 🙂 .

Looking back,  I realize that since that time,  I’ve been living on faith and determination.    I look at every step I’ve taken in this journey and I realize,  not one stinking move forward has been a step, they’ve all been leaps, lol.   I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants from the start.   What I know is that not one leap has been alone or unprotected.   None of the doors have opened because of me.  God has put the right people in my life and opened the right doors.  My job has been to have faith, take the leap and walk through.

The opportunity for leaps keep coming.   A year ago a door opened and I was introduced to award-winning producer and song writer Lynn A. Nichols (thank you Roger Shea).   In February we recorded our first song with him in Nashville and next month we head back to record three more songs.

We decided that we were going to release the first song as a single.   I have been trying to back into the release date for  “Two Empty Hearts, Two Broken Bottles”,  based on getting all the marketing stuff done  and   I realized after looking back,  that would be totally out of character for me.   So in true Sandy Wells fashion,  my new single, “Empty Hearts & Broken Bottles” will be released on June 15th!   I will also be releasing the Music video in June as well.    I don’t know all of the details yet or how it’s all going to come together but, I’ll figure it out! 🙂

Stop waiting for the right time, stop waiting for the right circumstance!  If a door opens and your heart tells you to leap, leap!  What’s the worst that can happen?  You fall on your face, it hurts, you learn and life is better for the lessons you’ve learned or…….. you find out God gave you wings to soar!

Here goes nothing and Here I Go….. again,

stay tuned I know there’s more comin’   🙂

 

Sandy

 


What’s the day like ….

Before a gig?

Well, it goes like this.   We played a gig at Wyatt’s last night, which was tons of fun.   We got home and into bed around 2:30am.  Wake up at 9:30, coffee and sit for a minute or two to get the fog out.    Take an Epsom Salt bath because my legs and back are sore, then get my workout gear on.    Bring the gear up from downstairs and load the truck.   Make myself a protein shake. Do my workout (legs and back) then take a little cat nap for about 40 minutes.

Run to Guitar Center to pick up a few things we need, then back home.   Shower then paint my nails and whiten my teeth while I’m doing my vocal exercises 🙂 ,  this can be done.   Check  e-mail, facebook and twitter, update the website (with this post) then it’s time to do my hair, figure out what I’m gonna wear,  finish makeup,  get dressed grab the rest of what I need for our show tonight and head out!

I usually have a glass of wine while i’m doing my hair and make – up and listen to Honky -Tonk Tavern on dish or sometimes 80’s and 90’s rock tunes 🙂  depends on the night!

I try not to talk to anyone all day, I know it sounds strange but I’m in a zone and save up all my energy for the gig!

there you all go the inside scoop on my gig day routine!


Thank you!

Every time we go out to play no matter what type of venue or show  we have familiar faces to greet and support us.  It never ceases to amaze me how loyal and dedicated our fans are.

This past week was a busy one.  We played in Westminster on Thursday , Colorado Springs at Stargazers Theatre on Friday and I had the privilege of singing the Anthem Saturday morning.

There is nothing more rewarding and uplifting than singing and performing to smiling friendly faces!  You might be shocked to know that no matter how often I perform or how many shows we do I still get crazy butterflies.  I have learned to harness the nervous energy however, there are times when the nerves are almost bad enough to keep me from getting the first note  out.

As artists we put ourselves out there.  Our heart and souls are hanging right out there for the world to see and comment on.   We invite the world to share in our hopes and dreams with the intent that it will inspire those around us.    Truth is, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t :).

Knowing that I am supported by so many and the fact that you keep showing up absolutely inspires me.   It makes me want to be better, perform better, write better and work harder to connect with all of you and to give you more!

Thank you to our long time fans and supporters and to the new friends we met this past week.     You continue to validate what we do and make it that much easier to share our hearts through music!

Sandy