5 days left to Vote!
Four artists have been selected; five days are left to vote, and Colette is one of the four!
Vote here -----> https://www.jaamzin.com/artist-of-the-week
How this all came about: JaamZin Creative Studios searched the globe for fascinating art/artists and hand-picked several to grace the pages of their debut Magazine. It is a work of art, in and of itself, and features Colette O'Connor and her music mission on page 34. Check it out!
Editors selected from among the music creatives, and decided to allow their readership to select their personal favorite. Votes will be tallied in 5 days, and counting!
TIMELY REMINDER: Concert #InaCastle coming up soon! See the listing under the Concert Calendar Tab.
ALSO: Check in at Colette's YouTube Channel because she's been cooking up some new music and sharing new "Kitchen Session" videos. Please subscribe for all the tasty updates!
How is the Music Doing?
Find out by listening to BOSTON FREE RADIO on Friday, 4/25 where Colette will join Tiny Desk Radio host Bob Boilen 3PM-4 in a Tiny Desk Concert from NPR Music- performing live and with interview.
Hey Joni has found it's way to curation as part of an "Instant Classics" music list on the popular musician/industry site "Reverbnation," where Colette's music is holding steady at #1 locally and #10 in the Boston/Manchester NH region. Hey Joni made its radio debut, all day, on November 19th. It all started in Nebraska, with a great tribute program, designed by Deb Andersen, host of "The Wimmin's Show" https://www.facebook.com/wimminskzum/ on KZUM in Lincoln, that included a full set of music by Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Melanie Safka, Carol King and Janis Joplin, among others. The Wimmin's Show can be heard every Sunday from 1-3 pm, EST at www.kzum.org
Later that evening, Colette was the performing in-studio guest at https://www.facebook.com/Twilight-Showcase-229156853768137/ TWILIGHT SHOWCASE, hosted by Sandy Streid and Keith James, on WATD Radio, FM 95.9, Marshfield, where Hey Joni made its East Coast debut and Colette added insight to the song and its inspirations. Twilight Showcase can be heard every Sunday between 8 and 9 pm, at 95.9 FM, Marshfield, or online from anywhere at www.959WATD.com
"Writing in the Sand" performed and discussed as one of his all-time favorite songs, by Eric "The Snake" Gulliksen- current member of Stephen & The Snake ("Virtually Indestructible" -2017 release), and former bass player for the Boston Sound band ORPHEUS. Here are the details: https://tinyurl.com/yd9fvecp
"Ground To Dust" has been submitted for recording consideration at the famous Abbey Road Institute in the UK. Fingers crossed!
"People On The Porch" will be performing #InaCastle again in March!
"Musicians without Borders" is an international platform that heals people impacted by war and is a chosen non-profit organization that Colette promotes. Read their interview with Colette here. https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/2017/04/introducing-wwmd-participants-colette-oconnor/
Colette is a visionary who sings because she must and because she does, all who hear her are filled with light and wonder. - Debra Andersen, Radio Programmer/Host "The Wimmin's Show" KZUM 89.3 FM-HD, Lincoln NE.
On "Ground to Dust" THIS is a real thinking persons song. There is deep, deep meaning here. Almost like an Al Stewart song: just when you think you've found the center, there lies yet another layer. - Daniel Stratton, The Wanderer, Independent Radio Host
Colette O’Connor’s newest album – I Think I Am – is an exemplar of what good acoustic music should be in this time of same-sounding pop hits. Her original songs—from the pragmatically philosophic title track to the delightful story of the “People on the Porch”—resonate with both joy and insight, and deliver a pleasing vocal style combined with some outstanding musicianship. There are sixteen tracks in all, and every one is fashioned with both warmth and wit, evoking the poetic spirit of this talented artist. Songs like “Penny in the Pond,” “Been There Done That,” “Hide and Seek,” “Huckleberry Finn,” and the rest are worth listening to again and again. As a songwriter, O’Connor deftly crafts words, matches them with original melodies, and then infuses them with her own personality, creating something very special. -Nick Noble, host of THE FOLK REVIVAL on NPR station, WICN (Worcester Public Radio).