Philly-based Tracy Colletto has garnered comparisons to Carole King, Jonatha Brooke and Joni Mitchell for her songwriting and vocal style. Several songs from her second album, Chocolate Happy Cake have been added to playlists for many terrestrial and online radio stations, including WXPN's Sleepy Hollow. Her music is inspired by personal perseverance and journeys to far-away places. In addition to music, Tracy has a passion for the natural world, visual arts and traveling.
Her single, "The Ride," is a nominee for Best Alt. Country Song at the 15th Independent Music Awards (2016). She was named on NSAI’s “Ones-To-Watch” List (June2020) for “Diving In” and ,earned an 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). She was also selected by Judy Stakee to attend her "It All Starts with a Song" retreats in 2017.
"Diving In" is Tracy’s first single for 2021.
Singles released in 2019 were "Rosa," "Those Secrets" and "Pretty Lights," which is part of the holiday project by P.E.A.C.E. (Philadelphia Entertaining Artists Community Endeavor) a fundraiser for Philadelphia charities.
Chocolate Happy Cake is 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 formerly of the charting modern rock band, Huffamoose.
“... lyrics sometimes profound but ALWAYS ENGAGING delivered in a CLEAR, COMPELLING voice which makes for great listening ...”
Chuck Elliott, WXPN's Sleepy Hollow