New Music Under Construction
Hollow Body Studios has taken a shine to Colette's music-vibe and is producing two tracks. One is an artist collaboration with Taunton MA. based Singer-songwriter, Mike Doyle. New music from that is coming soon. The other is a studio version of "An Ordinary Day" which started life as an NPRmusic Tiny Desk Concert, and now has become a new Music Video. https://youtu.be/Rlh7AWUi0hs
One Tiny Desk, and a Fish.
It's not been officially determined yet, but Colette's debut song "An Ordinary Day" was part of this years NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series, and, we do believe, it just may be the first to feature a Fan-tailed Gold Fish!
Filmed, for posterity.
Colette's recent performance at Expresso Yourself Cafe was captured, live, and here it is!
Starting at 56:46 https://youtu.be/V1tp-oaeBDQ
First ever, Women in Music, A Gathering
A delightful success that is becoming a new #WomenInMusic fixture!
This new collaboration between Colette's New England Women Singer songwriters radio-journal, #LadyLakeMusic #PR and talented pianist, Linda Marks brought together women interested in sharing resources that speak to foundational support. Women gathered, in circle, to address an agenda that included their stories, music, and oh the stories!. They are forming a platform of positive, supportive, women influencers in music. This groundbreaking event is currently gaining National attention.
Colette visited Boston Free Radio for an interview and some live performance:
BOSTON FREE RADIO has numerous live radio shows that profile local artists. Recently Colette was invited to appear on Guyfanfan, live, and here is the archive link to listen now: https://www.somervillemedia.org/interview-recap-colette-oconnor/
Achievement Shout OUT:
Music Video, Web In The Corner, made the Top 4 Video's on ReverbNation Curated List! Check it out here https://www.reverbnation.com/scm/592-top-indie-music-videos
In other NEWS!
Colette also hosts several area programs that feature other artists, for example, this is her premier as Co-host (still working on that opening/closing!) at ECAT program For the Love of Words:
"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/
Worldwide Music Day, 2018 is set for 6/21!
#WWMD is a benefit for "Musicians without Borders," which 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).