Apr 16, 2023
“... lyrics sometimes profound but ALWAYS ENGAGING delivered in a CLEAR, COMPELLING voice which makes for great listening ...”
Chuck Elliott, WXPN's Sleepy Hollow
Philly-based Tracy Colletto has garnered comparisons to Alanis Morissette and Joni Mitchell for her songwriting and vocal style. Her other influences are Broadway and Frank Sinatra music, since she heard a ton of it growing up. For the most part, Tracy likes to write about personal perseverance and journeys to far-away places. Her music has been included on many playlists for all types of radio stations, including WXPN’s Sleepy Hollow.
Songwriting honors include:
Finalist — Singer-Songwriter in the Great American Song contest (2023) for “Diving In,” listing on NSAI’s “Ones-To-Watch” (2020) for “Diving In,” Nomination for Best Alt. Country Song at the 15th Independent Music Awards (2016) for “The Ride,” and Honorable Mention in the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition for “The Promise.”
Also, she won runner-up in the Triad Music Festival Songwriting Standoff (2017), was a nominee for "Best Indie Female Artist" by Radio-Wigwam in the UK (2017), and earned a bronze medal for lyrics/album from Global Music Awards for Chocolate Happy Cake (2019). Singles include “Take Me” in 2023 (produced by Christina T Taylor), “Be Kind to Yourself” in 2022 (produced by Paul Statham of B-Movie), “Diving In” in 2021 (produced by Brian McTear). Singles “Rosa,” “Those Secrets” and “Pretty Lights” were released in 2019 (produced by Brian McTear).
Sophomore album Chocolate Happy Cake was produced by Grammy® Award-winning producer and engineer Glenn Barratt (Melody Gardot,) Glenn assembled the lineup of musicians, including Michael G Ronstadt, well-known Philly bass player Chico Huff, and Erik Johnson and Kevin Hansen, both of the rock band, Huffamoose.
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