Colleen is a favorite here, and if you haven’t been to one of her concerts here, we encourage you to come check her out. She’s a friend of both Rob and Jay through the Peoples’ Music Network, so she’s going to make wonderful music and hit the issues hard at the same time.
Opening Act: John O’Connor, another very talented songwriter and activist)
“Ever since childhood Kattau has been imbued with a voice that haunts with its clarity and range”– Syracuse New Times.
“Pitch-perfect vocals, superb sound quality”, Professor Louie (musician and former producer of The Band)
Colleen Kattau is a bilingual vocalist, song-crafter and dynamic performer of Latin-influenced indy eclectic folk. Colleen toured with Holly Near, and performed on Democracy Now and with Pete Seeger who said “she’s a great singer and organizer at the same time”. Colleen performs solo and with her group Dos XX, that performs “gringa-grooves from the heart”. She won the 2016 String-buster songwriting contest at the 2016 Great Labor Arts Exchange, is a selected showcase artist at NERFA, and of course, a long time member of PMN.
She is a musician deeply rooted in her community who performs throughout Central New York and in the Northeast, singing for the Onondaga Nation, the Syracuse Community Choir, and for Renewable energy campaigns in CNY. She often performs in Phil Ochs Night concerts throughout the Northeast.
Colleen will be joined by bandmates, Jane Zell on lead guitar and vocals and virtuoso bassist, Mike “train and catman” Brandt.
Here are some videos:
“Your place of freedom” documenting the 2016 Border Mobilization Nogales, AZ/ Sonora, Mexico: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3EZJ-CFVZk
Live performances: Mni Wiconi March in solidarity with Standing Rock, Syracuse NY 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvIP_XcNMRU
This Hen’s Gonna Crow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYdfiC9MJoU
If I do nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8-iMdmExso