New England-based Singer-songwriter Colette O'Connor's music comes from a desire to refocus kindness. This simple, yet profoundly sophisticated, acoustic experience refreshes and affirms inner-child eye-twinkles that, sometimes, need re-charging. O'Connor's music defies genre; weaves jazzy-blues to rocking folk. "Refreshing...beautifully unique." -Deb Andersen, KZUM FM, NE. It’s an intimate experience. "Her performances are fun, funny, thought-provoking. Hypnotic voice, rich lyrics, smoking guitar, it's all there, and then some! "- Nick Noble, NPR station WICN FM, Worcester. This artist is willing to travel on long tours.
Price Range: $200 and up
Born on San Diego Naval Base in California, Colette O'Connor was a young Massachusetts transplant. Her music is a delightful blend of sunshine, kindness, philosophy, and fun New England wit. Most of her adult life was spent raising four amazing children to be independent thinkers, and because she used storytelling, creative play, and lots of museum field trips, they also believe in magic. A seasoned performer, O'Connor has been touring, traveling and performing her music since 2012. She says she's "loved almost every minute," and has become regularly featured on NPR, community radio and television from New England to Nebraska.
Singer-songwriter music has been created by countless voices, Colette O'Connor's music comes from a desire to refocus kindness. The listener is encouraged to remember their inner child because sometimes eye-twinkles need re-charging. To help, her music crafts magic that vibrates the invisible heart-strings that connect us all. We all have different needs, and so her style incorporates genres from jazzy-blues to rockin' folk, that her guitar work weaves together.
Colette O'Connor is a strong supporter of women in music and publishes, online, Women Singer Songwriter Magazine as a supplemental resource for up and coming musicians. She works as an organizer for Musician's without Borders and coordinates "World World Music Day" concert/fundraising events on their behalf. She hosts several, ongoing, songwriter showcase cable programs, online live concert series, and a monthly radio journal feature "Notes from New England" as a reporter of the music and stories of other New England Women Singer-Songwriters on "The Wimmin's Show" broadcast on KZUM FM-HD 89.3, Lincoln Nebraska. Yes, it's a very long drive from Massachusetts to Nebraska. Yes, there have been tornadoes; she did say "almost" every minute!
O'Connor's second album "I Think I Am" was named top among the 15 of 2016 by NPR station WICN FM 90.5 on The Folk Revival, Worcester, and nominated for Best CD 2017 Award at Worcester Music Awards.
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