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 the goods.
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, and quick wit, Colleen is
heating up rooms large and small.
With her brand new studio CD Greatest Find (Accord Music Group/Distributed
nationally by Telarc) Colleen is an up-and-coming
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 songwritersong
'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. Look for her at a venue near you soon.