Category Archives: New Album

Latest Release, “Here Lies My Broken Heart” the ballad

My new single, the ballad version of “Here Lies My Broken Heart” is available on all your streaming services today!  This is an alternate cut of the single I recorded last fall, `21, in Texas with Donnie Price, Jason Roberts (Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys), Chris Reeves (Haybale), Herb Belofsky and Dan Walton (Asleep At The Wheel).

It doesn’t have quite the kick that a good flat tire shuffle gives ya’ on the dance floor, but it sure is pretty and it’s even the favorite cut of some fans. Hear it on Apple Music, Amazon…

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And these cool cats added it to their playlist first thing this morning!

Don’t be the last one to hear it!

Texas Recording, Gigs and the Two Tracks – Fall 2021

Headed to Texas tomorrow to record with legendary bassist, Donnie Price and the all-star cast of musicians he’s putting together for me from the Bob Wills Band, Asleep at the Wheel and more! I’ll be sitting in with his honky tonk band at Luckenbach Saturday night, Sept. 25th after playing a solo gig at the Bend General Store, 2p-5p. Y’all come!

Well be in the studio recording the song I co-wrote with Montana songwriters Jessica Eve, Lee Calvin and a Nashville buddy, Melissa Fourette as well as one of my old crowd-pleasers, My Only Home Is The Honky Tonks. Stay tuned for the release of these honky tonk classics!

Also, very excited to be opening for good friends and Wyoming natives, the Two Tracks, at the Attic here in Livingston, MT in November. Stay tuned for the ticket link!

And last but by no means least, Click here to see the live performance and interviews with co-headliner Larry Hirshberg.

Holiday Boogie with Quenby for the Whole Famn Damily!!

Quenby, along with the WOW band – Bill Dwyer, Sean Devine and Brian Kennedy, will be our musical leads at MUSIC RANCH MONTANA in Paradise Valley coming up soon – Saturday, December 16th!

Musical Stocking Stuffers!

Downbeat begins at the family-friendly time of 7:30 pm so we’re looking forward to seeing ALL you youngsters on the dance floor cutting a rug! Bring Grandma!!
Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at

Thinking of unique gifts for the music lovers in your life?

Visit our shop for Quenby & WOW Music and memorabilia! We’ll also have merchandise at our upcoming shows…

Mark your calendars and come enjoy these upcoming musical delights!
Bozeman Spirits Distillery ~ Bozeman – solo acoustic
Thursday, December 7 from 5:30p-7:30p

Music Ranch Montana ~ Paradise Valley, MT – Monthly Family Dance!!
Saturday, December 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bierstube ~ Red Lodge Mountain – acoustic trio
Saturday, December 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jimmy B’s at Bridger Bowl ~ Bozeman
Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

~ Heidi Lea blogging for Q

Giving Thanks for New and Old ~ Quenby’s New EP Project!

Quenby at the Attic in Livingston, MT

Quenby’s been cleaning the metaphorical attic working on a new EP including her near-forgotten California recordings with producer, Bryan Dobbs. The selections of songs will include one of my favorites, “Gypsy”! Send us ideas for the EP title, and stay tuned for updates!

Check out our event calendar for upcoming shows in December.

~ Heidi Lea blogging for Q

Sharing Quenby with Texas Troubadours in Austin and Spicewood

Photo credit to Larry Harris

Quenby’s Texas tour of “Pretty Little Thing” began and ended at the Saxon Tuesday night with most of the studio musicians, Mike Bernal, Doug Strahan, Stewart Cochran, Nathan Fleming, and Bryan Paugh plus all-star pinch-hitters, Rick Watson on upright bass and Matt Lara on accordion. We got off to a bit of a late start following Hayes Carll and Ray Wylie Hubbard, but I told them I’d let it slide….this time. And an extra big shout-out to dear Austin friends for coming out showing us the love. This record couldn’t have been made without y’all! Pretty Little Thing… from the studio to the stage! Visit our shop if you still need your copy!

Photo credit to Sean Devine

Come on out to Poodies in Spicewood tonight – Thursday, February 9 – for more good time music! Sean Devine and Quenby (from 6-8 PM) will be sharing the stage with George DeVore – seriously fun rockin’ good times to come!

And then on Sunday, February 12 in Austin, Quenby has a solo show at Opa from 6 – 8 PM.

Here’s some shots from the marquee and stage at the Saxon…

Photo credit to Sean Devine

Photo credit to Sean Devine

Quenby and Sean will make the long-roaded journey back to Montana next week after Sean brings love to Valentine’s Day back at the Saxon… Keep your hearts happy y’all!!

Photo credit Andrew Carrell

~ Heidi Lea blogging for Q

Pretty Little Thing …available for your entertainment pleasure!

The day we’ve been working towards – delivering Pretty Little Thing to YOU!

You’ll find this photo montage within the CD jacket… fond memories from the first recording session in November 2015 at 12th Street Sound in Austin TX.

Click me to see the spread! Kyle Davis Strode of Rancid Ranch Design > mosaic of Andrew Carrell photos

Click me to see the spread! Kyle Davis Strode of Rancid Ranch Design > mosaic of Andrew Carrell photos

Top row, (left to right): Wade Josey (assistant engineer), Kevin Syzmanski (sound engineer, recording, mixing) faded in back, Robert Rendon (videographer), Earl Poole Ball (piano), Michael Ramos (Accordion), Quenby (superstar)

Middle row: Kevin Syzmanski, Mike Bernal (drums / percussion), Chris Crepps (upright bass), Brian Paugh (mandolin/fiddle), James Edward Sanchez (accordion), Patches (mascot)

Bottom row L: moi…Heidi Lea, Doug Strahan (electric guitar), Phil Hurley (electric guitar), Nathan Fleming (pedal steel guitar), Stewart Cochran (Hammond B-3 organ, piano), Chris>Q>Mikey

Not pictured is an awesome collection of musicians and personnel including Claudia and Tessy Lou Williams (so wonderful to have the amazingly talented mother/daughter duo participate!), and our local heros of the electric guitar – Kevin Toll and Sean Devine!! – and, of course, Fred Baker, master of mastering, at Electric Peak S in Gardiner, MT. A HUGE thank you to everyone involved!

Click to buy the entire PLT Album!

Click to buy the PLT Album!

You will now find the PLT album available in ‘the shop’ along with lyrics and links to listen to the new tunes… You can download the entire album, order a hard copy of the CD, or download individual tracks. Enjoy!

Long Time Comin’ Now Available as a Digital Download!

New things are comin’…If you don’t own it already, check out ‘the shop’ where you can now purchase *in digital format* the WOW Band’s first album, “Long Time Comin'”. You can download the entire album, order a hard copy of the CD, or download individual tracks.

Buy the entire LTC Album!

Buy the entire LTC Album!

The new album, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ arrived yesterday so we are having a big party to celebrate the official release on Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th at the Eagles in Bozeman! Come get your copy! If you like shopping record stores, Cactus in Bozeman and Conley’s in Livingston will also have copies for sale.

And for all you forward-thinking hipsters out there, a downloadable version of the entire album as well as single tracks will also be available on the website starting Friday.

Bring all your friends to the Eagles for the celebration with great music from Quenby and her fabulous West of Wayland Band playas – featuring Kevin Toll, Tom Day, Michael Hoffman and Brian Kennedy!

Monday, May 2, Quenby and Jason Uhlmann will be at Neptunes Brewery in Livingston. and then Quenby takes off for her Boston-area tour for 3 weeks! Let’s send her off with our presence this week in celebration of this great new studio compilation!

Also, we wanted to draw your attention to some some changes and big improvements to the website. Check out the following:

HOME tab >> Pictures featured in the photo shoots for Pretty Little Thing by both Taylor Kent (color series) and Andy Carrell (b&w)
MUSIC tab >> ALBUM – LONG TIME COMIN’ sub category with links to lyrics, listening, & options to ‘Own It!’
BIO tab >> New tab with consolidated bio info
BLOG tab >> New tab too… bringing all our blog updates to one easy to view area
PRESS/INTERVIEWS tab >> new stuff!! Including a KGLT radio interview from 2013 dredged up from the annals of time with Quenby and Bob Butts… a GREAT listen!
MEDIA tab >> New tab with dropdowns of PHOTOS and POSTERS
SHOP tab >> See the new Long Time Comin’ music options in CD, Digital album or singles!

‘No Sweat’ by the legendary Pinto Bennett… our final feature song in PLT!

It’s happening ~> the album is off to be printed, and we’re wrapping up our song features from ‘Pretty Little Thing’ with “NO SWEAT”. This week Quenby spoke with Pinto Bennett, who has given his blessing of the inclusion of this song in the new album. Respected friends Kip Attaway, David Lyle Evans and Bob Z, all encouraged Quenby to meet Pinto and play with him – which she did with Claudia Williams last fall in Jackson Hole – it brings great pleasure hearing Claudia join in on this song for the recording!

The full band of players who are making this hopeful romantic tune come together in fine form are:

Mikey Bernal – Drums and Percussion
Chris Crepps – Upright Bass
Quenby – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Doug Strahan – Electric Guitar
Kevin Toll– Electric Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Earl Poole Ball– Piano
Claudia Williams– Harmony Vocals

***A snippet of the lyrics for “No Sweat”***

I’ve been around the block before
Loved some less, I loved some more
Fools rush in it’s no big deal
I kind of like the way love feels

Half right
Half wrong
All night
Love song
Best yet
You bet
In love,
No Sweat

There you have it folks! 11 songs featured now over the last 11 weeks! Mention ‘No Sweat’ or ‘Pretty Little Thing’ at Stacey’s this weekend or at Bozeman Spirits next week and win a free Quenby and WOW band t-shirt in celebration of the new release!

Friday & Saturday, April 15th and 16th at Stacey’s in Gallatin Gateway @ 8:30pm …come dance with Quenby and the band featuring Kevin Toll, Michael Hoffman, Tom Day and Brian Kennedy

Tuesday, April 5 at Bozeman Spirits from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm …Quenby playing solo acoustic

Anywhere? How about where Calamity Jane was rumored to have spent a night in the early 1900’s?

This is a remarkable week in the life of our faire Quenby… who has moved into not just “Anywhere”, but part of her new home in Livingston! This is also the name of the 10th and second to the last featured song for the new album ‘Pretty Little Thing’ – and next week we will cover the final of the 11 songs you’ll find on the new album. We are so close to sending it to press!

This song expresses the sorrows of finding a trusted friend no longer along the ride as life moves along…


You, you said to me
You said you would follow me anywhere
I, I heard your plea
And said you can follow me anywhere
Yeah come on and follow me anywhere

Now you, you say to me
You say you won’t follow me anywhere
Turns out you didn’t mean
That you would follow me anywhere
No you can’t follow me anywhere

You say you wanna ride
You say you’ll stick by my side
But you won’t follow me anywhere

On that note, this week the legendary Merle Haggard passed on his 79th birthday – he was about to take off on tour with his buddy Willie Nelson. Funnily our friend Jake was sporting this shirt at MAP Brewery on Tuesday night – it was a great eve with Quenby and Uncle Bill Devine serenading us >>>

This weekend coming:

* Friday and Saturday Nights!! April 8 & 9 @ The Virginian, Jackson Hole from 9:30 pm – 1 am

* Sunday, April 10 @ Songwriter’s Show, Yellowstone Valley Brewing w/ Tom Catmull and Sean Devine from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

~banter by yours truly… Heidi the SuperFan XO

Russell and Ronnie… a story to NOT live by

This week we are featuring ‘Russell and Ronnie’ a tale that belays it’s peppy demeanor — sometimes the plain facts of a matter are so bad all you can do is play Zydeco. Definitely a very fun song to dance too!

Way out back round the well
Ronnie’s stumbling towards the farmhouse
drunk as hell.

He gets loose and sings off key
tries to get your little lady on his knee.
So slip your gal through the side door
don’t let that ol’ drunk Ronnie
round here no more.

He’s all hopped up on pills and wine
crazy for his brother’s brand new wife
he’s so damned bleary-eyed
he mistook her for his own.

Now he’s had a taste of her’s
and his own wife’s love’s gone cold.

…and then this song goes into some really strange places… ending with (as seen at Bridger Bowl):

Heed my words, all you folks,
taking each other’s wives ain’t no joke.
But, if you do, and break the news
you’d better hope he’s drunk his weight in booze.

Come out this week and mention this blog post ‘Russel and Ronnie’ or ‘Pretty Little Thing’ to Quenby at a gig. If you are the first person to reach out you will win a FREE Quenby and WOW band t-shirt in celebration of the upcoming new album… just a few weeks away until the release!

Venues for the week ahead:

Tuesday, March 28 at Neptune’s Brewery in Livingston, MT @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm … enjoy sushi and fine local brews with solo acoustic Quenby!

Saturday, March 29 at Blackfoot Brewing in Helena, MT @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm … more solo acoustic Quenby!

Friday, April 1 at Mixers in Bozeman, MT @ 9:30 pm … come dance with the full band!

Tuesday, April 5 at MAP Brewing in Bozeman, MT @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm … duo acoustic w/ Kevin Toll