Wendy Beckerman is a songwriter whose uniqueness comes from the naturalness of her writing and performance. Her songs, sung with a straightforward vocal style, leave an imprint of unpredictable melody and evocative imagery, and are accompanied by both rhythmic and fingerstyle guitarwork. In live performance she brings heart into every moment of sound and breath.
A New Jersey native, Beckerman grew up studying classical piano and upright bass, and performing in school choirs and musical theater, all the while basking in the warmth of her truest passion: the acoustic sounds of such songwriters as James Taylor, Carol King, and Laura Nyro. In 1986, largely inspired by Suzanne Vega, she began to play guitar and write songs, and soon found her way to the Greenwich Village Folk Scene. Beckerman participated in the weekly Songwriter's Exchange, recorded over a dozen songs for Fast Folk Musical Magazine, and performed annually in their revue at The Bottom Line in New York City.
Beckerman's songs have been recorded by artists Louise Taylor and Hot Soup, and her easeful harmony singing can be heard on various recording projects, including those of Jack Hardy, Louise Taylor, Annie Gallup, Linda Sharar, and Ilene Adar. Wendy was a finalist in Telluride's songwriting contest, and her song In So Deep appears in the film "Rubbernecking."
Focusing on her foremost passions of music and yoga, Beckerman has recorded four CDs and toured in the United States and Europe while training in yoga and meditation instruction as well as Reiki. In autumn 2001, she relocated and co-founded a spin-off Songwriter's Exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently resides.