The Refugees (band)

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The Refugees
Years active2007–present

The Refugees are an American folk trio composed of three members: Wendy Waldman, Cidny Bullens, and Deborah Holland. They have released two albums, Unbound (2009) and Three (2012), both on Wabuho Records.


Grammy-nominated singer-songwriters Wendy Waldman, Cidny Bullens, and Deborah Holland had performed extensively in separate group projects and as solo artists before forming the Refugees in 2007.[3][4] They released their debut album, Unbound, on Wabuho Records in 2009.[3] Guitar Player magazine described Unbound as "a rootsy outing replete with catchy arrangements and sparkling three-part vocal harmonies."[4] The trio appeared on NPR's Mountain Stage, where they performed two songs from the album as well as "Save the Best for Last", a hit single for Vanessa Williams that was co-written by Waldman, and a cover version of Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me to the End of Love".[5] The Refugees released their second album, Three, in 2012. In a review of the album, Wood & Steel magazine said "the trio's rich musical chemistry is readily on display, giving the record a cohesive sound that often feels as intimate as a living room house concert."[2]


  • Unbound (2009)
  • Three (2012)
  • How Far It Goes EP (2019)


  1. ^ a b "Refugees - Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Soundings: Three of a Kind" (PDF). Wood & Steel (Taylor Guitars). Spring 2012. pp. 24, 26. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Rich, Lisa (July 29, 2011). "Refugees to perform folk rock songs at Bordentown Record Collector". Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Cleveland, Barry (April 1, 2009). "The Refugees on Songwriting". Guitar Player. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Refugees On Mountain Stage". NPR. April 16, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2017.

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