Colleen Crosson singer/songwriter
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"The Elizabeth" Opens!
 
December 6, 2017

Colleen Crosson and Teresa Funke House Concert

Hello friends and fans!

We've just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks in Italy (and a bit of Slovenia), visiting our daughter Emma who's been there for the past few months. What tales we have to tell of wonderful sights, new friends, and good eats - just ask....but the story of the day is that The Elizabeth Hotel is now open in downtown Fort Collins and Mark Sloniker will be taking up "residence" in the 5th floor rooftop "Sunset Lounge" Wednesdays through Saturdays, offering our community his eclectic jazz stylings in this classy new venue! I am pleased to be a part of this opening week on both Wednesday (tonight) and Saturday night, singing with the band. So excited! Detailed schedule is below.

In other news, I invite you to check out my new "Songbird Celebrations" page on my website http://www.colleencrosson.com/songbird-celebrations.html. Here you'll find info on my wedding and other life celebration services. I was blessed to officiate several events this year and look forward to more in the new year, celebrating life with others in its many blessed forms!

I'd also like to remind folks that I can provide gift certificates for voice, guitar, or ukulele lessons if giving the gift of music might fit in with your holiday plans! All my CDs are on sale, too - 1 for $10, or 3 for $20! Email me directly if you want to take advantage of this deal or to order gift certificates - colleencrosson@gmail.com. Thanks!

Coming up (mark your calendars) - A multi-cultural holiday concert celebration on Christmas Eve, December 24th, at 7 pm presented by "Paths of Heart" at our Heartquarters, 117 Evans Dr. in Fort Collins. Myles and Emma Sloniker will both be back in town to join us in music and song, with other special guests TBA. Donations to "Paths of Heart" (our Human Services/Educational/Arts non-profit) will be gratefully accepted at the door. More details below.

Light and peace to you this holiday season,
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Wednesday, December 6th 7-11 pm
The Sunset Lounge, 5th floor of the Elizabeth Hotel
111 Chestnut St. Fort Collins, CO
The public debut of Mark Sloniker's new gig at the Elizabeth! He'll play Wednesday-Saturday most weeks, and I'm singing with him tonight. We'll also have Max Bezanson on bass and Matt Brown on drums. Come celebrate this next musical chapter with us!
 
Saturday, December 9th 7-11 pm
The Sunset Lounge, 5th floor of the Elizabeth Hotel
111 Chestnut St. Fort Collins, CO
Continuing the debut week at the Elizabeth! Colleen Crosson/vocals, Mark Sloniker/piano, Max Williams/bass, and Chris Hewitt/drums
 
Sunday, December 10th, 17th and 31st at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational/arts non-profit organization where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. Please note: We will not have a morning gathering on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th. Please join us that evening instead for a multi-cultural celebration concert at 7 pm. See details below.
 
Sunday, December 10th 8:30-11 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
I sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts out with a solo set at 7-8 pm.
 
Sunday, December 24th 7 - 8:15 pm
Paths of Heart
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
"Paths of Heart Presents..." a multi-cultural holiday celebration of music, song, poetry and readings of the season. Music guests include Myles Sloniker/bass, Emma Sloniker/vocals, and more TBA. Length of concert will be approximately 75 minutes. Donations for Paths of Heart will be gratefully accepted.
 

 
One last reminder - house concert this Saturday!
 
November 1, 2017

Colleen Crosson and Teresa Funke House Concert

Hello friends and fans!

Just wanted to give you all one last reminder about the "Paths of Heart Presents..." House Concert at Paths of Heart "Heartquarters"! On Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm, Teresa Funke and I will again join forces for our third concert together where we invoke our creative souls (and yours!) by pairing selected blog posts of Teresa's "Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life" with music choices from my eclectic repertoire of songs. Each reading/song covers a different topic and the combination of prose and song allows the listener to experience and respond more deeply to our shared human creativity. Our past collaborations have been quite profound for us and all who've attended. We hope you'll join us for this round! We will provide light appetizers, some beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. You are invited to bring finger foods/favorite beverages to share as well. A $20 donation at the door is suggested, though it's always your choice what you'd like to contribute for the evening. RSVPs are appreciated, as space is limited and it also helps with food/beverage planning.

Detailed schedule is below. Hope to see you at the concert!

In peace,
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm
House Concert
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke! This will be our third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa's paired with Colleen's music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration! RSVPs appreciated. 970-484-9600 or info@pathsofheart.org.
 
Sunday, November 5th 10:30 am
Daylight Saving Time ends! Set your clocks back one hour!
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. Please note: After today's gathering, we'll be taking a few weeks off and will reconvene on December 3rd. Happy Gratitude Month to all and we look forward to celebrating the holidays with you in December!
 
Sunday, November 5th 8:30-11 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
I sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts out with a solo set at 7-8 pm.
 

 
House Concert with Teresa Funke!
 
October 25, 2017

Colleen Crosson and Teresa Funke House Concert

Hello friends and fans!

What fun I've been having these last few weeks, being involved with so many diverse musical collaborations! My next event with Teresa Funke on Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm promises to deliver on that front as well! This is our third concert together where we invoke our creative souls (and yours!) by pairing selected blog posts of Teresa's with music choices from my vast repertoire of songs. Each reading/song covers a different topic and the combination of prose and song allows the listener to experience and respond more deeply to our shared human condition. Our past experiences with this collaboration have been quite profound for us and all who've attended. We hope you'll join us for this round! We will provide light appetizers, some beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks during our intermission. You are invited to bring finger foods/favorite beverages to share as well. A $20 donation at the door is suggested, though it's always your choice what you'd like to contribute for the evening. RSVPs are appreciated, as space is limited and it also helps with food/beverage planning.

Detailed schedule is below. Thanks for hanging out with me!

In peace,
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. October 29th, NYC musicians Myles Sloniker/bass and Abel Mireles/saxophone are featured music guests. We will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and you are invited to bring mementos of your loved ones that have passed (including pets) to place on our altar.
 
Sundays at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
I sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts out with a solo set at 7-8 pm.
 
Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm
House Concert
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke! This will be our third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa's paired with Colleen's music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration! RSVPs appreciated. 970-484-9600 or info@pathsofheart.org.
 

 
RISE: A Women's Singer-Songwriter Celebration
 
October 17, 2017

RISE A Women's Singer-Songwriter Celebration

Hello friends and fans!

I'm delighted and honored to be included in a unique musical celebration to benefit Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins - a public art exhibit of the Zonta Club of Fort Collins, designed to recognize women with ties to Fort Collins who have contributed to the fabric of our community. RISE, A Women's Singer-Songwriter Celebration, will take place this Friday night at Everyday Joe's, 144 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, starting at 6:00 pm. See details below and hope to see you at this show!

Next week, we're excited to have bassist Myles Sloniker back in town with "The Frontera Project", a collaboration with saxophonist Abel Mireles. "Paths of Heart Presents..." will host a house concert featuring these 2 fine NYC musicians, along with Mark Sloniker on piano and other special guests on Tuesday, October 24th at 7 pm! Please join us!

Coming up in November: Teresa Funke and I will again collaborate in a unique house concert, featuring Teresa's creative blog posts paired with my music selections. Save the date! November 4th, 7:30 pm

Detailed schedule is below. Thanks for hanging out with me!

In peace,
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. October 29th, Myles Sloniker and Abel Mireles are featured music guests.
 
Sundays at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
I sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts out with a solo set at 7 pm.
 
Friday, October 20th at 6-9:30 pm
Everyday Joe's Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO
Rise: A Women's Singer-Songwriter Celebration benefiting Zonta's "Her Legacy" public art exhibit, designed to recognize women with ties to Fort Collins who have contributed to to the fabric of our community. With eclectic local musicians Colleen Crosson, Pam Tompkins, Rosann Winn, and Saja Butler, the night is sure to bring hope, inspiration, and a good time. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Together, we rise for women's equality. https://zonta-club-of-fort-collins-foundation.networkforgood.com/events/3557-rise-a-women-s-singer-songwriter-celebration
 
Saturday, October 21st ~8:30 pm
Jay's Bistro and Jazz Lounge, 135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO
I'll be sitting in a bit with Mark Sloniker/piano, Jo Asker/bass, and Eli Pointer/guitar, after picking my sister up at the airport!
 
Tuesday, October 24th at 7 pm
House Concert
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
"Paths of Heart Presents..." a House Concert with The Frontera Project, featuring Abel Mireles on saxophone and Myles Sloniker on bass. This is the first stop on their tour of Colorado, Texas, and Mexico. You won't want to miss it! Concert starts at 7 pm and there is a suggested donation of $20 at the door.
 
Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm
House Concert
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke! This will be our third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa's paired with Colleen's music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!
 

 
Jazz@Jay's this Friday night!!
 
September 27, 2017

Colleen Crosson and Mark Sloniker

Hello friends and fans!

I haven't been singing a full night at Jay's as much as I used to, and it's rarely on a Friday night, so I hope you can come down THIS Friday night for a rare appearance! Join Mark Sloniker/piano, Max Williams/bass, Chuck Landgraf/drums, and me for a swingin' evening. I hear Jim Franzen/sax will be joining in on the early side, too...

I'll also be at Ace Gillett's this Sunday night, as usual. We've got a couple of exciting house concerts coming up in October and November as well. Check the full schedule below.

Thanks for your support of live music!
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. September 17th, Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister are featured music guests. September 24th, Megan Bee is our featured musician.
 
Sundays at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
I sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. September 17th, Myles Sloniker will join his Dad from 7-11, and we think Eva Bacmeister will be there with us, too!
 
Friday, September 29th at 8-11 pm
Jay's Bistro and Jazz Lounge
135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO
I'll sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker/piano, Max Williams/bass, and Chuck Landgraf/drums. Jim Franzen also stops by on saxophone earlier in the evening.
 
Friday, October 20th at 6-9:30 pm
Everyday Joe's Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO
Rise: A Women's Singer-Songwriter Celebration benefiting Zonta's "Her Legacy" public art exhibit, designed to recognize women with ties to Fort Collins who have contributed to to the fabric of our community. With eclectic local musicians Colleen Crosson, Pam Tompkins, Rosann Winn, and Saja Butler, the night is sure to bring hope, inspiration, and a good time. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Together, we rise for women's equality. https://zonta-club-of-fort-collins-foundation.networkforgood.com/events/3557-rise-a-women-s-singer-songwriter-celebration
 
Tuesday, October 24th at 7 pm
House Concert
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
"Paths of Heart Presents" a house concert with The Frontera Project, featuring NYC jazz artists Myles Sloniker/bass and Abel Mireles/saxophone. They will be joined by Mark Sloniker/piano and other special guests. $20 suggested donation at the door.
 
Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm
House Concert
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
"Paths of Heart Presents" a house concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke and Colleen Crosson. This will be their third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa's paired with Colleen's music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration! $20 suggested donation at the door.
 

 
House Concert with Megan Bee!
 
September 20, 2017

Megan Bee

Hello friends and fans!

Just wanted to send out a quick reminder about our house concert THIS Saturday night, September 23rd, 7 pm with Megan Bee, a wonderful singer/songwriter hailing from Athens, OH. She'll also be the featured guest at our Paths of Heart Sunday gathering on the 24th. Check out her music here: http://www.meganbeemusic.com

All the details are below, and we hope you'll consider joining us on Saturday and/or Sunday for this musical treat!

In peace, Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Saturday, September 23rd at 7 pm
House Concert at 117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
"Paths of Heart Presents" singer/songwriter, vagabond, and lover of life, Megan Bee in concert! As a naturalist, traveler, and farmer, Megan Bee's music rings with an unquenchable wanderlust and a raw love for the land. True folk-Americana blends over a distinctly clear voice and an acoustic simplicity. Based out of Athens, Ohio and frequently roaming the country, she first found her voice around a campfire in the middle of a desert wilderness. She is celebrating the release of her latest CD, Like a Canyon, and will be sharing these new songs as well as old favorites. Colleen Crosson opens the show. Suggested donation is $20 at the door (you decide.....). We'll have a potluck intermission - bring finger foods/drinks to share if you are able.
http://www.meganbeemusic.com
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. September 17th, Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister are featured music guests. September 24th, Megan Bee is our featured musician.
 
Sundays at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
I sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. September 17th, Myles Sloniker will join his Dad from 7-11, and we think Eva Bacmeister will be there with us, too!
 
Friday, October 20th at 6-9:30 pm
Everyday Joe's Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO
Rise: A Women's Singer-Songwriter Celebration benefiting Zonta's "Her Legacy" public art exhibit, designed to recognize women with ties to Fort Collins who have contributed to to the fabric of our community. With eclectic local musicians Colleen Crosson, Pam Tompkins, Rosann Winn, and Saja Butler, the night is sure to bring hope, inspiration, and a good time. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Together, we rise for women's equality. https://zonta-club-of-fort-collins-foundation.networkforgood.com/events/3557-rise-a-women-s-singer-songwriter-celebration
 
Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke! This will be our third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa's paired with Colleen's music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!
 

 
House Concert with Megan Bee!
 
September 15, 2017

Megan Bee

Hello friends and fans!

I'm just back from a (totally unexpected and unplanned) trip to NYC! My travels were supposed to take me to Oregon, where I'd planned to attend the Sisters Folk Festival (and celebrate my sister Holly's 60th birthday!), but due to the fires and extremely unhealthy smoke levels, the festival had to be cancelled. I was already at the airport when I got the news and was (sadly) thinking of just returning home, when my daughter, Emma (who was catching a plane to NY to see her brother before heading to Italy), said, "You could come to NY with me..." so a few frantic phone calls and website clicks later, I was on my way! I don't think I've ever done anything that spontaneous before, and I have to say, it was quite exhilarating! We had a great time taking in some new sites (I'd never been to Brighton Beach...) and catching one of Myles' jazz gigs (never been to Queens...). I treasured those few more precious days with Emma before she left for Europe, and I also happened to be in the city on 9/11, so headed down to the memorial, which was very moving...

I flew back home with Myles and his girlfriend, Eva the next day and we're now immersed in a week of musical mischief in Fort Collins. But what I really wanted to remind you of is this house concert we've got coming up real soon! Megan Bee, hailing from Athens, OH will be with us next week for a house concert on the 23rd and as our featured guest at "Paths of Heart" on the 24th! All the details are below, and we hope you'll consider joining us on Saturday and/or Sunday for this musical treat! Let us know if you can make it by emailing me at colleencrosson@gmail.com or calling 970-484-9600. It helps with our planning. We'll have an intermission with potluck snacks and beverages and I'll be opening the show with a few tunes (might even debut a song I wrote at Camp Ned!)

My latest detailed schedule is below, including recently added events in Oct. and Nov. Thanks for hanging out with me!

In peace, Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter. September 17th, Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister are featured music guests. September 24th, Megan Bee is our featured musician.
 
Sundays at 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
I sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. September 17th, Myles Sloniker will join his Dad from 7-11, and we think Eva Bacmeister will be there with us, too!
 
Saturday, September 16th at 8-11 pm
Jay's Bistro and Jazz Lounge, 135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO
Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will join Mark Sloniker at Jay's Bistro. I'll be there to listen to this delightful trio and I'm sure will sit in for a song or three....
 
Saturday, September 23rd at 7 pm
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
"Paths of Heart Presents" singer/songwriter, vagabond, and lover of life, Megan Bee in concert! As a naturalist, traveler, and farmer, Megan Bee's music rings with an unquenchable wanderlust and a raw love for the land. True folk-Americana blends over a distinctly clear voice and an acoustic simplicity. Based out of Athens, Ohio and frequently roaming the country, she first found her voice around a campfire in the middle of a desert wilderness. Her recent release "A Sense of Place" invites you to take a chance, take a trip, and celebrate your wild and free life.
http://www.meganbeemusic.com
 
Friday, October 20th at 6-9:30 pm
Everyday Joe's Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO
Rise: A Women's Singer-Songwriter Celebration benefiting Zonta's "Her Legacy" public art exhibit, designed to recognize women with ties to Fort Collins who have contributed to to the fabric of our community. With eclectic local musicians Colleen Crosson, Pam Tompkins, Rosann Winn, and Saja Butler, the night is sure to bring hope, inspiration, and a good time. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Together, we rise for women's equality. https://zonta-club-of-fort-collins-foundation.networkforgood.com/events/3557-rise-a-women-s-singer-songwriter-celebration
 
Saturday, November 4th at 7:30 pm
117 Evans Drive Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with author/blogger Teresa Funke! This will be our third concert together, featuring blog posts of Teresa's paired with Colleen's music selections. Always an inspired, magical celebration!
 

 
August News
 
August 17, 2017

Squam on the Jersey Shore

Hello friends and fans!

Hard to believe it's been over 2 months since I last sent out a music newsletter! June was full with music gigs in Fort Collins, July was full with travel, and here we are in mid August! I hope you all have been enjoying summer to its fullest. Our family had a short respite in Steamboat Springs over the 4th of July holiday (and came home to realize our house had been struck by lightning while gone, but that's another story...). Emma and I took off the next week for the "Our Mothers' Daughters" reunion gigs in upstate NY and a nice vacation with my Dad on the Jersey Shore (where I also attended my 40th high school reunion!). What fun our OMD reunion was, and we've decided to continue our "national tour", performing one or two concerts a year in the states where former members now live. Next stop - Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2018 (Erin's stomping grounds)! I'll keep ya posted....

I gotta say, music has helped me immensely through these trying times in our country (both playing AND listening). Fort Collins is privileged to be the home of Bohemian Nights at New West Fest every August, and we just had another fine 3 day festival of totally free music from 80+ bands this past weekend. I was able to attend parts of all three days and the closing concert with Brandi Carlile was especially awesome and inspiring!! The healing continues next week, when Emma and I are off to Camp Ned, a 4 day songwriting retreat in the mountains of Nederland, CO, and a couple weeks later, when I meet my sister in Oregon for the 3 day Sisters Folks Festival. Music....music....music - it opens my heart, fills my soul with goodness, and fortifies me to face the challenges in our country (and in my personal life) with strength, resolve, and love.

Now, back to the present! I'm excited to be celebrating my sweetie's birthday with him this Saturday night at Jay's Bistro! Emma and I will join Mark from 8-11 pm. It'd be especially cool if you could stop by and wish him another happy and successful trip around the sun.

My latest detailed schedule is below. Thanks for hanging out with me,

In peace, Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
 
Sundays 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts with solo piano at 7 pm.
 
Saturday, August 19th 8-11 pm
Jay's Bistro and Jazz Lounge, 135 W. Oak St., Fort Collins, CO
Help Mark Sloniker celebrate his birthday with Emma Sloniker and me!
 
September 12-20
Multiple venues
Just a heads up that bassist Myles Sloniker and vocalist Eva Bacmeister will be flying in from NYC for a week of musical mischief with us! Expect to see them at Jay's, Ace Gillett's, Paths of Heart, and more!
 
Thursday, September 14th 6-9 pm (VIP 5 pm)
The Marriott 350 E. Horsetooth Rd. Fort Collins, CO
The Taste Benefit 2017 - This year, The Food Bank of Larimer County is mixing things up with a new date, new venue and a new look. It will feature a new club-style setting in the outdoor pavilion, a larger auction space and check-in area, and a VIP lounge with exclusive food and drink offerings. Thanks to the generosity of their sponsors, 100% of every ticket sold supports the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. Myles Sloniker and Eva Bacmeister will be joining Mark Sloniker and Colleen Crosson in providing music for this event!
http://www.tastebenefit.org/tickets
 
Saturday, September 23rd 7 pm
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
"Paths of Heart Presents" singer/songwriter, vagabond, and lover of life, Megan Bee in concert! As a naturalist, traveler, and farmer, Megan Bee's music rings with an unquenchable wanderlust and a raw love for the land. True folk-Americana blends over a distinctly clear voice and an acoustic simplicity. Based out of Athens, Ohio and frequently roaming the country, she first found her voice around a campfire in the middle of a desert wilderness. Her recent release "A Sense of Place" invites you to take a chance, take a trip, and celebrate your wild and free life.
http://www.meganbeemusic.com

 
Outdoor gigs this Friday and Saturday!
 
June 13, 2017

Colleen is performing at the French Nest Market

Hello friends and fans!

The first 2 outdoor gigs of the season last week went "swimmingly" - especially the one at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness where I played poolside! I'll be doing that again THIS Friday (and every Friday in June) and hope you'll be able to stop by. It's at the SOUTH location, 901 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins from 6-8 pm. You don't need to be a member to enjoy these casual performances - just check in at the front desk as my guest and be so kind as to buy a drink or a bite to eat from the cafe' while you are there. Their skinny margaritas are the best! I'm really looking forward to playing again in this festive and family friendly environment.

Saturday, June 17th, I'll be at the French Nest Open-Air Market in Civic Center Park, Fort Collins to serenade shoppers (and vendors!) as they peruse the booths filled with hand-made treasures and antiques. I've been playing at this annual market for 4 years now, and it's really one of my favorite venues - a really classy market experience! Performance time is 11:15 am - 2 pm.

Check out my calendar below for all details and other performance dates.

Thanks and Happy Summer!
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community for music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
 
Sundays 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts with solo piano at 7 pm.
 
Friday evenings in June (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) 6-8 pm
Miramont Lifestyle Fitness 901 Oakridge Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Solo performances (vocals, guitar) poolside at the SOUTH location. You do not need to be a member to enjoy - just sign in at front desk and be so kind as to buy a beverage or food while you are there.
 
Saturday June 17th 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Civic Center Park Laporte Ave. and Howes St. Fort Collins, CO
Solo performance at the French Nest Open Air Market
 
Friday July 7th 4:30-5:30 pm
MacKenzie Place 4750 Pleasant Oak Dr. Ft. Collins, CO
Happy Hour in the pub with Mark Sloniker/piano and Colleen Crosson/vocals
 
Wednesday July 12th 7:00 pm
6 on the Square Oxford, NY
We're doing another "Our Mothers' Daughters" reunion concert on the East Coast! After having such fun last October in Fort Collins, we're headed to Deb Whitman's neck of the woods to put on a show there. Let me know if you'll be in the area and I can give you details/directions.
 
Saturday July 22nd
Fort Collins, CO (private event)
Officiating another wedding!

 
Summer Concerts in Full Swing!
 
June 5, 2017

Colleen and Mark at Noontime Notes

Hello friends and fans!

Summertime is HERE (though not quite "officially"), and the calendar is loaded with all kinds of fun outdoor gigs, starting with The Crosson/Soniker Trio kicking off the Noontime Notes Concert Series on Oak Street Plaza in downtown Fort Collins TOMORROW, Tuesday, June 6th, 11:30 am - 1 pm! Pack a lunch or grab something to go from one of the many fine restaurants around and hang out with us in the great outdoors!

Next up, every Friday in June I'll be playing solo, poolside, at Miramont Lifestyle Fitness (SOUTH location, 901 Oakridge Drive., Fort Collins) from 6-8 pm. You don't need to be a member to enjoy these casual performances - just check in at the front desk as my guest and kindly buy a drink or a bite to eat from the cafe' while you are there! I'm really looking forward to playing some tunes by the outdoor pool!

Saturday, June 17th, I'll be at the French Nest Open Air Market in Civic Center Park, Fort Collins to serenade shoppers as they peruse the booths filled with hand-made treasures and antiques. One of my favorites of the season! Performance time is 11:15 am - 2 pm.

Check out my calendar below for all details and other performance dates.

Happy Summer!
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community for music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
 
Sundays 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts with solo piano at 7 pm.
 
Friday evenings in June (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) 6-8 pm
Miramont Lifestyle Fitness 901 Oakridge Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Solo performances (vocals, guitar) poolside at the SOUTH location. You do not need to be a member to enjoy - just sign in at front desk and be so kind as to buy a beverage or food while you are there.
 
Tuesday June 6th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Oak Street Plaza Ft. Collins, CO
The Crosson-Sloniker Trio (Mark Sloniker, Emma Sloniker, and Colleen Crosson) kick off the summer Noontime Notes Concert Series. Mark and Colleen start out as a duo, and Emma joins around noon.
 
Saturday June 17th 11:15 am - 2:00 pm
Civic Center Park Laporte Ave. and Howes St. Fort Collins, CO
Solo performance at the French Nest Open Air Market
 
Wednesday July 12th 7:00 pm
6 on the Square Oxford, NY
We're doing another Our Mothers' Daughters reunion concert on the East Coast! After having such fun last October in Fort Collins, we're headed to Deb Whitman's neck of the woods to put on a show there. Let me know if you'll be in the area and I'll get you directions!
 
Saturday July 22nd
Fort Collins, CO (private event)
Officiating another wedding!

 
House Concert THIS Friday night!
 
May 3, 2017

Hana Zara

Hello friends and fans!

We are SO looking forward to our "Paths of Heart Presents..." House Concert this Friday, May 5th, with the oh, so talented Hana Zara, from Lincoln, Nebraska (pictured above). Emma Sloniker and I will open the show, and it's Emma's birthday that night, so come celebrate with us!! It's Cinco de Mayo, too, so we're planning a Mexican themed appetizer potluck. Bring a dish or beverage of choice if you can. We'll accept donations at the door for our featured artist ($20 suggested/pay what you're able). RSVPs are appreciated.
Get swept away by Hana's music here: https://hanazaramusic.bandcamp.com
Or be mesmerized by her video here: https://youtu.be/4VNozFxEnuk

Check out my calendar below for all details and other performance dates.

Thank you so much for supporting live and local music,
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
 
Sundays 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts with solo piano at 7 pm.
 
Friday May 5th 7:30 pm
"Paths of Heart presents..." House Concert
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with singer/songwriter Hana Zara, from Lincoln, NE! "Hana Zara is without a doubt recognized as a lyrical visionary, a story spinster, an enduring stylish troubadour, with a passion-soaked devotion for her craft." Listen to her spellbinding music at https://www.facebook.com/hanazaramusic Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson will do a short opening set. Intermission will include an appetizer potluck.
 
Saturday May 6th 7:00 pm
Cherokee Park, CO
Branding Party 2017! I am honored to sing with"Rounder", a country band I was with for about 12 years in the 80's and 90's, at this annual event in its 20th year. What's really special (and bittersweet) about this year is that the band's founder, Dean Cilli, is retiring from the music biz with this gig. There will be many past band members joining in on this night and it's sure to be a blast for all of us, both the players and the dancers! I can give you directions if you're interested. There's a potluck before the dance starts.
 
Tuesday June 6th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Oak Street Plaza Ft. Collins, CO
The Crosson-Sloniker Trio (Mark Sloniker, Emma Sloniker, and Colleen Crosson) will kick off the summer Noontime Notes Concert Series.
 
Saturday June 17th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Civic Center Park in Fort Collins, CO
Solo performance at the French Nest Open Air Market
 
Wednesday July 12th 7:00 pm
6 on the Square Oxford, NY
We're doing another Our Mothers' Daughters reunion concert on the East Coast! After having such fun last October in Fort Collins, we're headed to Deb Whitman's neck of the woods to put on a show there. More details soon!
 
Saturday July 22nd
Fort Collins, CO (private event)
Officiating another wedding!

 
April News
 
April 19, 2017

Sandy and Zachary Scott

Howdy all!

The picture above is of author, Sandy Scott and her son Zachary. I am honored to be playing music for Sandy's "author talk" event this Friday night at Wolverine Farm Press and Publick House, where she'll present her book, "Lessons from Zachary - Turning Disability into Possibility". You are invited to join us for an intimate evening where you'll meet both of these amazing souls, hear passages from her book, participate in a Q&A, and listen to music while you enjoy complimentary appetizers. A cash bar will be available (beer and wine). The event is from 6-8 pm and is free and open to the public.

On Saturday night, I'll be singing with my sweetie, Mark Sloniker at Jay's Bistro from 8-11 pm. It's been a couple of months since I did a full night with the band, so I'm really looking forward to this!

Next weekend, I will again participate in Bas Bleu's premiere production of Blue Kitchen - a one woman play, written and directed by CSU's award winning Eric Prince and featuring Bas Bleu's Wendy Ishii. Each performance is introduced by a brief pub-like session, an Irish craic, where music and poetry will be shared by local musicians and lovers of poetry. April 28th I'll share the stage with Barbara Clark, and on the 29th, Emma Sloniker will join us. What makes this especially fun for me is that Ava, the character in the play, is from Donegal, Ireland, where my paternal ancestors are also from and where I traveled to with my Dad and Mark a couple of years ago so Dad could see his "homeland" for the first time!

On May 5th, we are looking forward to another "Paths of Heart Presents..." House Concert with the talented Hana Zara, from Lincoln, Nebraska. Emma Sloniker and I will open the show, and it's Emma's birthday that night, so come celebrate with us! We always appreciate RSVPs, so let us know if you can make it.

I've added several other events in May and into the summer, so check out the calendar below for all details and dates.

Thank you so much for supporting live and local music,
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Friday April 21st 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House
316 Willow St. Fort Collins, CO
Free and open to the public! Author talk with Sandy Scott, discussing her recent book, "Lessons from Zachary". Colleen Crosson will perform 2 sets of music during the event. Appetizers provided and cash bar available.
 
Saturday April 22nd 8:00pm - 11:00 pm
Jay's Bistro and Jazz Lounge 135 W. Oak St. Ft. Collins, CO
Singing jazz and other fun stuff with Mark Sloniker/piano and Jo Asker/bass
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
 
Sundays 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts with solo piano at 7 pm.
 
Friday April 28th 7:30 pm
Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St. Fort Collins, CO
Blue Craic with Colleen Crosson, and Barbara Clark.
 
Saturday April 29th 7:30 pm
Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St. Fort Collins, CO
Blue Craic with Colleen Crosson, Emma Sloniker, and Barbara Clark.
 
Friday May 5th 7:30 pm
"Paths of Heart presents..." House Concert
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with singer/songwriter Hana Zara, from Lincoln, NE! "Hana Zara is without a doubt recognized as a lyrical visionary, a story spinster, an enduring stylish troubadour, with a passion-soaked devotion for her craft." Listen to her spellbinding music at https://www.facebook.com/hanazaramusic Emma Sloniker and Colleen Crosson will do a short opening set. Intermission will include an appetizer potluck.
 
Saturday May 6th 7:00 pm
Cherokee Park, CO
Branding Party 2017! I am honored to sing with"Rounder", a country band I was with for about 12 years in the 80's and 90's, at this annual event in its 20th year. What's really special (and bittersweet) about this year is that the band's founder, Dean Cilli, is retiring from the music biz with this gig. There will be many past band members joining in on this night and it's sure to be a blast for all of us, both the players and the dancers! I can give you directions if you're interested. There's a potluck before the dance starts.
 
Tuesday June 6th 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Oak Street Plaza Ft. Collins, CO
The Crosson-Sloniker Trio (Mark Sloniker, Emma Sloniker, and Colleen Crosson) will kick off the summer Noontime Notes Concert Series.
 
Saturday June 17th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Civic Center Park in Fort Collins, CO
Solo performance at the French Nest Open Air Market
 
Wednesday July 19th 7:00 pm
6 on the Square Oxford, NY
We're doing another Our Mothers' Daughters reunion concert on the East Coast! After having such fun last October in Fort Collins, we're headed to Deb Whitman's neck of the woods to put on a show there. More details soon!
 
Saturday July 22nd
Fort Collins, CO (private event)
Officiating another wedding!

 
It's been a while.....
 
March 27, 2017

Irish Craic

Happy Spring everyone!

My last newsletter said "Happy New Year!" and was written way back in January, so it certainly has been a while since you last heard from me! In between, we've taken a couple of short trips to Mexico and the AZ desert (craving warmth I guess, even though CO has been unusually mild this winter!) and I have been dropping in at Jay's and Ace Gillett's to sing with Mark, but other than that, it's been relatively quiet for me on the music performance front.

Our new non-profit "Paths of Heart" has been keeping me quite busy, not only preparing for each Sunday gathering, but creating and maintaining a new website (big thanks to Mike Barry of Fort Collins Web Works for donating a big chunk of his time to get me started!), a new Facebook Page, and all the other record-keeping that goes with a non-profit venture. We've actually been hosting these gatherings for 3 years now, but evolving to non-profit status takes it to another level of responsibility! If you're curious about "Paths", as we affectionately call it, please visit www.pathsofheart.org to see what we're all about!

Now, there ARE some fun music events on the horizon I'm delighted to share with you! I am honored to be participating in Bas Bleu's premiere production of Blue Kitchen - a one woman play, written and directed by CSU's award winning Eric Prince and featuring Bas Bleu's Wendy Ishii - from April 1- April 30. Each performance is introduced by a brief pub-like session, an Irish craic, where music and poetry will be shared by local musicians and lovers of poetry. I will be participating several times in this craic, along with my daughter, Emma Sloniker, and my long time musical pals Krisann Meyer-Corcoran and Barbara Clark. The first one is March 31st, when Bas Bleu offers a preview "pay what you can" performance before the official run of the show. What makes this especially fun for me is that Ava, the character in the play, is from Donegal, Ireland, where my paternal ancestors are also from and where I traveled to with my Dad and Mark a couple of years ago so Dad could see his "homeland" for the first time! If you want to come on the 31st, just show up - no reservations needed for this one. I'll do 2 others in April (details below).

Another event I'm especially looking forward to is on April 21st when I'll provide music for my good friend and author, Sandy Scott, as she discusses her newly published book, "Lessons from Zachary" - Turning Disability into Possibility, at the Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House. There'll be appetizers, a cash bar, and a chance to visit with Sandy and hear about her powerful story and message, all interspersed with themed music I'm selecting specifically for this inspirational night.

I've added several other events in May and into the summer, so check out the calendar below for details and dates.

On another "note", I wanted to spread the word about 2 other "branches" of my business: I've been officiating weddings for several years now and am very passionate about helping couples create their special day! My wedding business is called "Songbird Celebrations", a reference to my unique niche of also providing music during the ceremony, if desired. "Songbird Celebrations" is actually available for ANY kind of celebration where a facilitator might be needed - baby blessings, celebrations of life, house blessings, and other rites of passage. I also teach guitar and voice, and have some spots open for new students if you or someone you know is looking for a guitar or vocal teacher. I so appreciate your referrals for both of these endeavors!

Thank you so much for supporting live and local music,
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Friday, March 31st 7:30 pm
Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St. Fort Collins, CO
Colleen Crosson, Emma Sloniker, and Barbara Clark perform in "Blue Craic", a pre-show, Irish pub-style entertainment piece leading into the play, "Blue Kitchen". This special "pay what you can" performance before the regular month long run of the play does not require reservations. Just show up and enjoy this unique show!
For more information, visit www.basbleu.org or call 970-498-8949
 
Sundays at 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome! Visit www.pathsofheart.org for more information and to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
 
Sundays 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Gillett's Lounge
239 S College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (beneath the Armstrong Hotel)
Colleen Crosson and Emma Sloniker sing jazz vocals with Mark Sloniker on piano. Mark starts with solo piano at 7 pm.
 
Friday April 21st 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House
316 Willow St. Fort Collins, CO
Free and open to the public! Author talk with Sandy Scott, discussing her recent book, "Lessons from Zachary". Colleen Crosson will perform 2 sets of music during the event. Appetizers provided and cash bar available.
 
Friday April 28th 7:30 pm
Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St. Fort Collins, CO
Blue Craic with Colleen Crosson, Krisann Meyer-Corcoran, and Barbara Clark.
See above description.
 
Saturday April 29th 7:30 pm
Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St. Fort Collins, CO
Blue Craic with Colleen Crosson, Emma Sloniker, and Barbara Clark.
See above description.
 
Friday May 5th 7:30 pm
"Paths of Heart presents..." House Concert
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
House Concert with singer/songwriter Hana Zara, from Lincoln, NE! "Hana Zara is without a doubt recognized as a lyrical visionary, a story spinster, an enduring stylish troubadour, with a passion-soaked devotion for her craft." More details to follow, but in the meantime, listen to her spellbinding music at https://www.facebook.com/hanazaramusic
 
Saturday May 6th 7:00 pm
Cherokee Park, CO
Branding Party 2017! I am honored to sing with "Rounder", a country band I was with for about 12 years in the 80's and 90's, at this annual event in its 20th year. What's really special (and bittersweet) about this year is that the band's founder, Dean Cilli, is retiring from the music biz with this gig. There will be many past band members joining in on this night and it's sure to be a blast for all of us, both the players and the dancers! I can give you directions if you're interested. There's a potluck before the dance starts.
 
Saturday June 17th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Civic Center Park in Fort Collins, CO
Solo performance at the French Nest Open Air Market
 
Wednesday July 19th 7:00 pm
6 on the Square Oxford, NY
We're doing another Our Mothers' Daughters reunion concert on the East Coast! After having such fun last October in Fort Collins, we're headed to Deb Whitman's neck of the woods to put on a show there. More details soon!
 
Saturday July 22nd
Fort Collins, CO (private event)
Officiating another wedding!

 
Jay's and upcoming house concert!
 
January 18, 2017

Colleen and Mark

Happy New Year everyone!

I'm looking forward to immersing myself in lots of music this year, as that's the best way I know of to spread love and lift the spirits in these uncertain times! I'm singing jazz with Mark Sloniker at Jay's this Saturday night, and also have a wonderful house concert coming up in February with David Roth (no, not David Lee Roth!!) that I'm excited to share with you! That's him, showing his exuberance for life, to the left there....The concert is on Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm. There's a suggested donation of $20, but no one will be turned away! Here are some things about David you might enjoy knowing: His songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, the Kennedy Center, and NASA's Space Shuttle "Atlantis"! He has released 13 CDs and has played all over the world (and now OTHER WORLDS!). Poignant to improbable, holistic to hilarious, this Chicago native (now hailing from Mass.) returns to Fort Collins for the first time since 2009 (and I think that was at our house, too!). Join us for a night to remember! RSVPs are appreciated. You can learn a lot more about David and hear his music at http://www.davidrothmusic.com. Details for this and all my other events are below.

I also wanted to spread the word that I've got some spots open for new students if you or anyone else you know of is looking for a guitar or vocal teacher. I appreciate the referrals!

Thank you for supporting live music!
Colleen

www.colleencrosson.com
www.facebook.com/colleencrossonmusic
www.reverbnation.com/colleencrosson

 
 
Saturday January 21st 8pm-11pm
Jay's Bistro and Jazz Lounge
135 W. Oak St. Fort Collins, CO
Mark Sloniker plays solo piano from 6:30-8:30 pm and then the band starts at 8 pm with Colleen Crosson/vocals, Mark Sloniker/piano, and Max Williams/bass.
 
Sundays in January and February 10:30 am
Paths of Heart Community Gathering
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Paths of Heart is a human services/educational non-profit where we gather in community with music, poetry, commentary and dialogue on a variety of topics - all to create and nurture joy, compassion, gratitude, and love in our own lives and in the world around us. Everyone is welcome!
 
Wednesday February 8th 7 pm
House Concert
117 Evans Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80524
I'll open the show with a short set and then David will mesmerize us with his musical magic. $20 suggested (no one will be turned away). Still deciding whether or not we'll do a potluck intermission. Stay tuned!
 
Friday February 24th 4:30-5:30 pm
The Pub at MacKenzie Place
4750 Pleasant Oak Dr. Fort Collins, CO
Mark Sloniker and I perform jazz and pop standards for Happy Hour in the Pub.

 
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