One Tiny Desk, and a Fish.
It's not been officially determined yet, but Colette's debut song "An Ordinary Day" has been submitted to NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert series, and it just may be the first to feature a Fan-tailed Gold Fish. Time will tell!
Here is a sneaky-peak at what her new song is all about: https://soundcloud.com/doug-kwartler-734256226/ordinary-day-by-colette-oconnor-written-copyright-by-colette-oconnor/s-0Stpe
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
Such a raging success that it's going to become a #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.
Happening 4/25/18: Boston Free Radio (taping, or live TBD) is online and part of Somerville Media Center (SCATV) in Union Square.
BOSTON FREE RADIO has numerous live radio shows that profile local artists, including Joe Vig’s Pop Explosion (Wednesdays from 1-3pm) and Sterlingtology Live! (M-F 11am-1pm).
Singer Songwriter Colette O'Connor will be in-studio to talk about music, upcoming performances and ongoing projects. An exciting connection!
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).