Colleen Sexton

Colleen Sexton

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With her brand new studio CD, Greatest Find, Colleen Sexton makes her mark as a national presence. Greatest Find features guest appearances by Martin Sexton, Cliff Eberhardt, and Janis Ian. The 12 all-new tunes showcase Colleen's talent as a soulful singer, gifted arranger, and intelligent writer.

Biography

Equal parts sincerity and strength, Colleen Sexton has ably established herself as a respected artist and performer. Combining the sweet sounds of the front porch in summer with the soul of a vintage Harlem night, she delivers it all. Colleen migrated to New England from Syracuse, NY to attend law school, but instead quickly discovered the fertile Boston singer-songwriter scene. She stayed in law school only two days, but has been touring throughout the United States and Canada for four years. Critics have described her performance as "smoldering, sincere, and captivating": and her songs as "intelligent" and "passionate." With her versatile voice, memorable songs, quick wit, and warm stage presence, it is no wonder that fans are flocking to Colleen's shows.

With her brand new studio CD Greatest Find (Accord Music Group/Distributed nationally by Telarc) Colleen is a fast-rising national presence. Greatest Find brings a new edge to the singer-songwriter tradition. The CD features guest appearances by Martin Sexton, Cliff Eberhardt, and Janis Ian. Canadian roots band and JUNO nominees, Zubot and Dawson are the backing band. The 12 new tunes on Greatest Find showcase Colleen's talent as a soulful singer, gifted arranger, and intelligent writer.

Colleen released Colleen Sexton LIVE (Crescent Records) in 2001. This highly-acclaimed live recording illustrates her range and ability to connect with her audience. Colleen's debut CD, Step Outside, garnered two 1999 Boston Music Award nominations, putting her among the elite of Boston songwriters. Her song 'Dear Arlene' appears on the Respond compilation CD, which Billboard Magazine's editor named the number one album of 1999. She is proud to be an Associate Producer on the recent Respond II release (Signature Sounds, 2002). Colleen also contributed songs to two blues tribute records on the Telarc label. Preachin' the Blues: The Songs of Mississippi Fred McDowell was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album of 2002. Colleen sings the title track on Down the Dirt Road, a tribute to Delta blues master Charley Patton.

In true troubadour fashion, Colleen performs at clubs, coffeehouses, colleges, and festivals throughout the United States and Canada.

Discography

Greatest Find (2003)
Colleen Sexton Live (2001)
Step Outside (1998)