Review for my new CD "Rise" by Jon Fisher for Christian Music Addict:
Exclusive interview by Jon Fisher for Christian Music Addict:
From a letter from John Hessler, Pastor of my church, Calvary Chapel, Central Bucks:
Having known Wendy Schettig since 2006, I continue to be blessed by the Christ-centered compassion, truth and clarity in her music. While her vocal quality and finger-picking mastery is a rare combination, it’s the musical and lyrical quality of her songs that will sweep you away. All her work is lovingly crafted to strengthen the weak, comfort the hurting and encourage all – whether believer or nonbeliever.
Through the many roads we travel, God uses every high and low, twist and turn to form His children into a unique image of Himself. Wendy’s music is a profound expression of His loving direction and shaping of her life that reaches the heart of each who listens.
I encourage you to open your door to Wendy and her band – they’re a breath of fresh air and a terrific source of musical enjoyment. Having performed in our Café many times, they’ve always packed the house and touched hearts. - John R. Hessler, Sr. Pastor Calvary Chapel Central Bucks
Here are a few quotes from people who have heard my music:
"Man, you're just killin' me. Your voice absolutely knocks me plum out. And, I really truly love the way you wear your Christianity... If I owned a record company, I'd offer you a deal in a heartbeat. No one is doing anything like what you're doing as far as I know."
- Richard Helm, Nashville Songwriters Association International (Jun 10, 2010)
"Congratulations on your concert and the launch of your new CD. Your testimony is powerful and your music a delight. The band is amazing but so is the sound of your single voice and solitary guitar. Like you, my wife and friends and I managed to survive the sixties, but are in now danger of becoming groupies for the first time! We've purchased your CD's and will encourage our wider network of friends to do the same. As your lyrics professed last night, God promises to walk with those that Rise! to His call. Thank you for your courage in stepping up, speaking out, and proclaiming the name of our maker and savior, Jesus Christ!" (Name witheld out of respect for their privacy)
"Wendy Schettig, singer-song writer and musician, has such a beautiful gift to share her heart for Jesus through musical storytelling. There is such a real joy and a passionate connection between Wendy and her audience. You will be richly blessed when you hear her perform her music. We will always welcome Wendy and her band back to the Solid Rock Cafe." - Theresa Hanley, Solid Rock Cafe and Bookstore, Chalfont, PA
"On the way home from grocery shopping yesterday I tore the wrapping off your CD & was enthralled by your clear voice, the originality, the variety, & the full, rich sound that filled my car so that I didn't want to turn it off – and indeed today when I pulled into the driveway having listened to the rest on my way home from work, I let it continue to go back to the first song while I spent some time praying before going into the house. Thank-you so very, very much for this generous gift!" (Name withheld out of respect for their privacy)
I just love Wendy's music. I heard "the daffodil song" about 20 years ago and felt some sort of connection to it. I loved to listen to it when I rocked my babies to sleep. The old vinyl record that I first heard it on is long gone and I was so pleased to find Wendy on the web and get hold of her CD. Because its nice to think of crazy things like being a daffodil.... (name withheld out of respect for their privacy)
"We wanted to tell you we felt that last night was truly a remarkable evening. Your performance and that of your band was inspiring and incredibly uplifting. We've received a great deal of feedback and folks felt really connected to you and your message. Since our beginnings in June, we've certainly had a wide variety of performers, but none that connected with us and our audience like you did." - Susan and Craig Skinner, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Jarrettown, PA
"Wendy performed May 5th amid a packed house which left the staff scrambling to find additional chairs. And what a performance is was. God has gifted Wendy with a tremendous talent." - Karen's Place Tribune
"Wendy is one of very few top flight singers and guitarists. Not just another folksinger, Wendy's voice is a rare treat in any style of music and her guitar work takes a back seat to no one. Her CD, "Beyond This Place" is a sample of this lady's depth and talent." - Karl Dieterichs, Bucks County Folk Music Shop