A New Year, with new music
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!
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
What's She UP To Now?
"Ground To Dust" has been submitted for recording consideration at the famous Abbey Road Institute in the UK. Fingers crossed!
Two new #InaCastle concerts have been scheduled in February!
"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)