Wynonna & The Big Noise
Tues. June 4, 2019
At The Fremont Theater, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Wynonna & The Big Noise: Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 35-year career. Wynonna has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”
Wynonna’s latest album, titled Wynonna & The Big Noise was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. It features her band, The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser. Wynonna has described the sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B Schmit. Wynonna is actively working on her next album while touring the country with a new, energized show. The current tour takes audiences on a musical journey through her extensive career beginning as The Judds, through her incredibly successful solo career, to new music from Wynonna & The Big Noise. NPR’s Ann Powers has said, “Come experience Wynonna like you’ve never seen her before. She just sounds like she’s home…You can just feel the grin on her face.”
In addition to her vast musical career, Wynonna is also a proud humanitarian with a long history of charitable involvement and philanthropic work. She has received the USO’s Merit Award for service to all United States Armed Forces divisions, as well as the GI Spirit Award for her patriotic work in support of the troops, the Wounded Warrior Project, and various war veterans’ groups. Teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to record “Heart of America” with Michael McDonald and Eric Benet, she helped raise over $90 million for victims of natural disasters to the Gulf Coast. Wynonna is an active member of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet, and was a 4-year United States Ambassador for YouthAIDS. She has made innumerable appearances and performances benefiting such causes as the American Red Cross, St. Jude, MusiCares, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, The Oasis Center, Steps of Faith Foundation, and more.