“The talents of this Edmonton-based musician shine like a beacon” -The Globe and Mail

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'Direction' is now out! Release shows!

‘Direction’ is now out! Release shows!

The new album, ‘Direction’ is out! I’m super proud of this beast…a la[...]

'Direction' Goes Live on CBC First Play!

‘Direction’ Goes Live on CBC First Play!

Hello, and happy almost-spring (this is Optimist Colleen speaking.)

I’m [...]

Album release shows!

Album release shows!

Hello and happy new year!

I am gearing up for the release of the new alb[...]

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Country
Tour: ‘Direction’ Album Release, Western Canada
03/29/15 Calgary The Ironwood Canada

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: $15.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Live recording for CBC’s Key Of A

04/10/15 Edmonton CKUA Radio Performance Space Canada

Time: 8:00pm.

Admission: free.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

Address: 9804 Jasper Ave.

Live recording for CKUA Radio

04/24/15 Saskatoon Amigo’s Canada

Time: 10:00pm.

Age restrictions: All Ages.

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  • “A national treasure in the making – along the lines of Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot or K.D. Lang”

    - The Edmonton Journal
  • Direction


    Colleen has spent the past two years rediscovering her passion for music, fuelling a stunning collection of songs focused on themes of love, fate and psychic retooling. Co-produced by Joel Plaskett, Raymond Richards and Brown, the small-town prairie-raised singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will release ‘Direction’ in early 2015.