Colin Close
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Colin Close

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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- Honky Tonk Man / Eight Hours A Day

- "Burnaby Burning"
- "Young Lovers"



Colin Close is a fifth-generation Yukoner; born and raised in the north. Growing up in a log home just outside of Whitehorse provided him with an endless world to explore. When he finally picked up the guitar at age 13, all his years of wandering and exploring started to come out in a very natural musical fashion. And he continues to wander and explore with his guitar and notebook always nearby.

Some have coined his sound as folk-Canadiana, but he counters in his claim as being a “young man telling stories from behind an old guitar.” Growing up, he was listening to and being inspired by Canadian artists such as Blue Rodeo and Stompin' Tom Connors; as well as old blues singers, including Muddy Waters and T-Bone Walker.

Colin played Flippers' East Coast Pub this past summer in Whitehorse, Yukon with fellow Yukoner and close friend, Patrick RJ Lethbridge and friends during a night of Midnight Sun Fun. Locally, in Edmonton, Colin has been playing open mic stages at Naked Cyber Cafe, The Druid Pub, and Rouge Lounge, hosted by friends and fellow musicians, Darrek Anderson, Chris Wynters and James Murdoch. Colin has played showcases at Play Nightclub. "Instantly well received by both the performing community and his ever growing audience;" says Bobby Craig, "he's cementing his position as one of Edmonton's most genuine artists…all delivered with his trademark ‘cool, smart and honest’ swagger.”

Most recently, Colin appeared at The Haven Social Club, opening for Billy the Kid. A show that has enforced his direction in the industry and helped him grow into his place on-stage. "Colin is a remarkable young troubadour who spins together story and melody with a grace beyond his years." says Billy the Kid.

Colin is currently working on his double-debut EP’s “Burnaby Burning” & “Young Lovers”. You can check out his myspace page: or facebook page: for updates, pictures, videos and new songs.