Indie Inside: Wendy McNeill's 'Ask Me No Questions'

Wendy McNeill

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Featured is the stunning music video for 'Ask Me No Questions' from Wendy McNeill's latest album: A Dreamer's Guide to Hardcore Living (2008).
From McNeill's website:

"originally from the prairies of canada, wendy's songs retain her love of wide open space and the longing that such big skies can generate. she is a fan of underdogs, strange cats and brave hearts. these characters are often the centerpieces of her songs which she creates using looped vocals, accordion, and guitar. she has been described as an artist that creates 'deep twisted tales' and 'wise moving music'."

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