Kirk Harwood

San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival

Live at Yoshi's

Le Columbier France

Getaway (click and listen)
Everybody's Crying for Something
Sometimes I Wonder
Treat a Woman
Never Be Too Much
Sonoma County

Industrial Strength (click and listen)
Lucky Old Sun
Boogie Woogie Stomp
If I Could Just
San Francisco


past performances

Lugano, Switzerland International Boogie Woogie Festival

Centrum Blues Festival/Workshop, Port Townsend, WA

Purple Heart Theater, FL

The Rhythm Room, AZ

San Jose Jazz Festival

Kenny Neal's Friends and Family Fest

Santa Cruz Jazz Fest, CA

Cow Palace - San Francisco, CA

Santa Cruz Blues Festival, CA

San Francisco Blues Festival, CA

Cincinatti Blues Festival, OH

ComFest, Columbus OH

Blossom Music Fest, OH

Heritage Festival, St. Croix, USVI

Les Nuits des Boogie Woogie, Paris FRANCE

Skinny Legs, St. John, USVI

Boogie Woogie Fest, Brussels, BELGIUM

Le Roquebreau Boogie Woogie Fest, FRANCE

Slim's, San Francisco, CA

Biscuits and Blues, San Francisco, CA

Upstage, Port Townsend, WA

Bodega Bay Seafood Fest, CA

Pumpkin Festival, Half Moon Bay, CA



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Bay Area pianist/vocalist Wendy DeWitt (who was part of Hank Ballard’s band) sure knows how to boogie. Teamed with nifty Norton Buffalo drummer Kirk Harwood, she delivers a rousing set of blues and boogie-woogie. DeWitt wrote eight of the 11 numbers here. They’re impressive - authentically emotive lyrics and strong, stirring melodies. A Willie Dixon cover is equally dynamic. Guitarist Steve Freund’s tasty licks add to the sizzle. Among the album’s highlights are “Built to Last,” “Never Be Too Much,” “I Want To Believe You,” and “Everybody’s Crying for Something.” Guitar, bass and horns bring extra spice, but the combo of just piano and drums packs equal wallop. Throughout, DeWitt’s earthy, soul-fueled vocals excite, as does her rollicking work on the keys. DEJA RE-VU

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All the cool kids already know DeWitt is one smoking boogie woogie piano/organ gal and it's time for the word to spread beyond her regional awards.

Chris Spector, Editor and Publisher MidWest Record