WENDY RULE - Santa Fe Reads Kick-off Concert

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2024 Santa Fe Reads Kick-off Concert


AMP Concerts Presents





1 PM

Teen Center

Free. All Ages Welcome.

Wendy Rule Photo by Karen Kuehn

Photo By Karen Kuehn



Blurring the line between music, theatre and ritual, Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves her dark-ambient mystical songs along pathways of Magic and mythology.  With her extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics, she invites her audience on an immersive journey of depth and passion.


Over the past  three decades, Wendy has released 11 studio albums and numerous side projects, and has toured the world extensively - both as a musician, and as a celebrated educator in Pagan spirituality. A dedicated live performer, she continues to tour and grow her loyal fanbase. Originally from Melbourne, Wendy relocated from Australia to the USA in 2014 and is now living in the beautiful Northern New Mexico countryside,  allowing an even stronger connection to her ever growing US fanbase, and providing daily access to the wild Nature that inspires her unique and transformational work. 


Wendy’s last album, Persephone, was the culmination of over twelve years work, and unlike anything that she had done before. This beautifully evocative retelling of the Ancient Greek myth of the Goddess Persephone’s descent into the Underworld is almost like an opera, designed to guide the listener through this ancient tale of the cycles of Nature. Sung partly in Greek, with subtle textures that reference her early life as a jazz singer, and with the trademark dark, gothic soundscapes and souring vocals of her previous 7 major albums, Persephone is an ambitious and unique 24 track journey through the realms of Life, Death, and human emotion. 


Wendy is currently working on her next album, Meadowlark, due for release in June 2024. An ode to her iconic Victorian home in New Mexico, Wendy is taking a fresh new approach with this project. With the help of her husband Timothy Van Diest, they are recording the album in their home studio, immersed in the gorgeous New Mexico Nature that has inspired this beautiful collection of new songs. 





2024 Santa Fe Reads Kick-Off Concert & Event


In Partnership with

Santa Fe Teen Center and AMP Concerts


Join us to kick off the 2024 Santa Fe Reads and begin the journey of engaging with Circe by Madeline Miller.

All are welcome to attend the free celebration and activities from 12PM - 4PM, taking place at both the Santa Fe Southside Teen Center and the Southside Library throughout the day.


April 20th, 2024

12PM - 4PM

Teen Center

6600 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507


Southside Library

6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507





2024 Santa Fe Reads

2024 Santa Fe Reads, part of the NEA Big Read, is presented by the City of Santa Fe Public Library with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, local sponsors, and community partners.


NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest


Santa Fe Reads NEA Big Read