Made Some History, Where History Was Made.
We Did It For You, the critically acclaimed powerhouse production celebrated Women's Equality Day with a WOW of a show at Boston's historical Faneuil Hall Great Stage.
Did you know that our country has a minimum wage, Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, and Child Labor Laws because of a woman?
Colette embodied "Francis Perkins" the first woman Secretary of Labor who, working with Franklin Roosevelt, implemented many New Deal policies, including those listed above. She, along with the rest of the cast of "We Did It For You" brought some living history back into the spotlight on Aug 26, 2018 at Faneuil Hall's Great Stage and, in September, at the Plaza Theater, Boston, and The Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA.. The show is a real crowd-pleaser and generated a great deal of audience enthusiasm.
If you would like to learn more about this fiesty-fun and oh so impactful production, please visit https://www.wediditforyou.org
September: Notes from New England
Colette's Notes From New England/Northeast Radio Journal featured the music and story of Yani Batteau, a banjo-playing independent sort from Cambridge MA. Colette shared tracks off Yani's up and coming album release to the lucky listeners of "The Wimmin's Show" on KZUM, Lincoln, Nebraska. If you too would like to meet Yani and her music, listen up! https://soundcloud.com/colette-oconnor/notes-from-new-england-hosted-by-colette-oconnor
Women in Music, Gathering
ANNOUNCING A DEBUT CONCERT in the Burren Backroom, Somerville, MA.
This new support/collaboration between Colette's New England Women Singer songwriters radio-journal, #LadyLakeMusic #PR and positive therapist, 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 and is now generating music! #WomenInMusicGathering will be performing, in #concert at The Burren Backroom Series, in Somerville, MA. on Sunday, Novermber 18th.
Worldwide Music Day 2018:
#WWMD, year 3 hosted by Colette O'Connor, a success. Read the interview 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).
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