Wendy Waldman is an American recording artist, as well as a writer of multi-platinum songs for other singers in musical genres ranging from country to pop, film, jazz, children's music and R&B. She is one of the first female record producers to have a major impact in the music industry. Wendy Waldman's career in the music business started with her band, Bryndle, in the early 1970s in Los Angeles. Bryndle was made up of Wendy Waldman and her friends Karla Bonoff, Kenny Edwards, and Andrew Gold.
Waldman's solo career had an auspicious beginning. The first Wendy Waldman album, "Love Has Got Me," was released by Warner Bros. Records in 1973 and proclaimed by Rolling Stone Magazine to be the "singer-songwriter debut of the year." She has made eight critically acclaimed solo albums and toured extensively as well. In 1996, Warner Bros. released Love Is The Only Goal: The Best Of Wendy Waldman, followed in 2005 with the reissue of her entire catalog of Warner albums. More than 70 other artists have recorded her songs in fields as diverse as pop, R&B, jazz, country, film and Latin music. Among her biggest records are "Save The Best For Last" and "The Sweetest Days" by Vanessa Williams; "Fishin' In The Dark" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (most recently covered by Garth Brooks); "Baby What About You" by Crystal Gayle; "I Owe You One" by Aaron Neville; "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson, "I'm Gone" by Alison Krauss.
Waldman became the first woman to produce country music extensively and was responsible for Suzy Bogguss' award-winning debut album, as well as New Grass Revival's "Friday Night in America," considered a tour de force in the acoustic music world. In recent years she has focused on producing independent artists, among them John Cowan, Arthur Lee Land, Brian Joseph and Anna Wolfe. Her most recent production projects include Acoustic Sunset: Live At The Longhouse (the latest album from Los Angeles based rock band Hypnogaja), and Thief Of Time, the new recording by the late Artie Traum. She recently put the finishing touches on a brand new solo album entitled My Time In The Desert, her first in 18 years. Wendy recently filmed a music video for the set's first single, "My Last Thought," with critically acclaimed director, Graham Baclagon.