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 most recent album, Chocolate Happy Cake, have been added to playlists for many terrestrial and online radio stations, including WXPN's Sleepy Hollow, WSTW and Women of Substance Radio/Podcast. Her music revelas a personal journey of transformation and soulful perseverance.
Her single, "The Ride," is a nominee for Best Alt. Country Song at the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards (2016). She has also earned an Honorable Mention in the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition for her song "The Promise" (2001), 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 has also been picked by Judy Stakee to participate in her "It All Starts with a Song" retreats in 2017. Tracy is releasing three new singles and collaborating with a writer to create a musical with her music in 2019. In addition to music, Tracy has a passion for the natural world, visual arts and traveling.
Chocolate Happy Cake is produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Glenn Barratt (Melody Gardot, Jill Scott, Elton John, Diana Ross). Glenn assembled the lineup of musicians, including Michael G Ronstadt (of Ronstadt Generations), well-known Philly bass player Chico Huff, and Erik Johnson and Kevin Hansen, both formerly of the charting modern rock band, Huffamoose (“Wait”). The entire cast performed with sensitive intuition, respecting Tracy’s vision for the album, and providing delicate and emotionally dynamic musical support.
“Tracy Colletto’s music is a powerful symphonic blend of piano-based pop with authentic lyrics and a voice that is unique, yet somehow familiar.” Bree Noble #1 Award Winning Women of Substance Radio & Podcast