... lyrics sometimes profound but ALWAYS ENGAGING delivered in a CLEAR, COMPELLING voice which makes for great listening ...” - Chuck Elliott, WXPN's Sleepy Hollow

"Over the last 3 years, the WIGWAM team have had an ongoing love affair with the music of Tracy Colletto - her compositions convey characteristic resilience, while also exposing some hidden frailties" — Mike Green, Radio WIGWAM

“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, Award Winning Women of Substance Radio & Podcast

Short Bio

Tracy Colletto has garnered favorable comparisons to Jonatha Brooke and Joni Mitchell for her songwriting and vocal style. Her songs are “ambient, atmospheric, dream pop folk,” and they have been added to playlists for many terrestrial and online radio stations including WXPN’s Sleepy Hollow.

Tracy has been nominated for “Best Alt. Country Song” at the 15th Independent Music Awards (“The Ride”), earned an Honorable Mention in the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition (“The Promise”) and was listed as “Ones to Watch” by Nashville Songwriter Association International (“Diving In”).

Tracy’s sophmore album Chocolate Happy Cake is produced by Grammy® Award-winning producer-engineer Glenn Barratt (Melody Gardot). The album’s acoustic folk pop tracks are rich with sentiment, personal transformation and the will to persevere. Glenn assembled the lineup of musicians: 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.

In 2019 Tracy worked with producer Brian McTear (Joan Osbourne) for singles “Rosa,” “Pretty Lights” and “Those Secrets,” the latter features Patrick Berkery (The War on Drugs) on drums. “Diving In,” produced by McTear, was released in 2021. “Be Kind to Yourself,” produced by Paul Statham (Dido) will release soon. When not creating music, Tracy also has a passion for the natural world, the environment, visual arts and traveling.

Awards - Interviews - Collaborations

Podcast “Together Talking Music”  March 2021

Interview WCHE's  “Soundstage”  February 2021

Listed on NSAI’s “Ones-To-Watch” list, June 2020

Global Music Awards Bronze Medal for Chocolate Happy Cake (Album and Lyrics/Songwriting), March 2019

WSTW's Christmas Finds a Way Hometown Heroes Album ("Simple Christmas"), November 2018

Feature on Philly Folk Scene (WPPM) with Ray Naylor, September 2018

Debbie Scott Radio Network Interview, October 2017

First Runner Up - Songwriter Standoff Triad Music Festival, August 2017

"Best Indie Female Artist" Nominee at Radio-WIGWAM Indie Music Awards, UK, August 2017

Juried Participant -Judy Stakee Songwriting Retreats, March and August 2017

Musikarmaggedon Solo Competition Finalist, April 2017

Independent Music Awards Nominee for Best Alt. Country, December 2016

Indies with Angel/Belter Radio Interview, August 2016

Performing Songwriter Interview with Ray Naylor, August 2016

Soundwaves Review by Darcia Helle, June 2016

Honorable Mention (Pop Category) John Lennon International Songwriting Contest, June 2001

Previous events

Date Event Location
A Bit of the Arts Twentieth Century Club, Lansdowne, PA Twentieth Century Club, Lansdowne, PA
Cafe Improv - Arts Council of Princeton Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, New Jersey Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, New Jersey
New Avenue Cafe Kelly Center, Havertown, PA Kelly Center, Havertown, PA
North Reading Coffeehouse Virtual Concert with Rupert Wates  
Sunday Songwriters in the Round Facebook Live Facebook Live
Every Cent Concerts - Featured Songwriter Facebook Live Facebook Live
Our Community Cup Coffeehouse Facebook Live Facebook Live
Sunday Songwriters in the Round Facebook Live Facebook Live
2nd Friday Acoustic Night - In-person and Facebook Live Boxerello's, Wayne, PA Boxerello's, Wayne, PA
2nd Friday Acoustic Cafe - CANCELLED Boxerello's at Wayne Train Station Boxerello's at Wayne Train Station
The Farm - CANCELLED (Home Venue), Wilmington, DE (Home Venue), Wilmington, DE
Crooked Eye Brewery Virtual Open Mic https://www.facebook.com/groups/167399600971327/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/167399600971327/
Radio-Wigwam Lockdown Lounge Radio Wigwam Facebook Page Radio Wigwam Facebook Page
Sunday Over Easy with Tracy Colletto The Kelly Center, Havertown The Kelly Center, Havertown
Private House Concert Lancaster County, PA Lancaster County, PA
Coffee House Concert Darlington Arts Center, Garnet Valley, PA 19060 Darlington Arts Center, Garnet Valley, PA 19060
A Bit of the Arts 20th Century Club, Lansdowne, PA 20th Century Club, Lansdowne, PA
Our Community Cup Coffeehouse Springfield, PA Springfield, PA
Havertown Open Mic Night The Kelly Center, Havertown, PA 19083 The Kelly Center, Havertown, PA 19083
Fabio & Danny's (Wayne Train Station) Fabio & Danny's (Wayne Train Station), Wayne, PA Fabio & Danny's (Wayne Train Station), Wayne, PA
15th Independent Music Awards for The Ride

15th Independent Music Awards for The Ride

Venues

Andrea Clearfield Salon Performance Series (PA)

Burlap and Bean Coffeehouse  (PA) 

Malelani's Cafe Songwriter Showcase (PA)

NERFA Guerilla Showcases (CT)

Steel City Coffeehouse (PA)

Jillian's Cafe, Songwriter-in-the-Round (PA)  

The Buzz Coffeehouse, Arden (DE) 

Haverford Music Festival (PA) 

Musikarmageddon Solo Competition - Baby Grand (DE) 

Wilmo Wednesdays, Gable Music Ventures - The Queen (DE) 

Starbucks on Market, Gable Music Ventures (DE)

The Kelly Center (PA)

Mean Mug Coffee Company (NC)   

Triad Music Fest Songwriter Stand-off (NC)  

Cranford Porchfest ( NJ) 

Wayvine Winery (PA) 

Philly Folk Scene Radio Show, WPPM (PA)   

South Wayne Porchfest (Wayne, PA)  

Cafe Improv Princeton Council of the Arts (NJ)

Central Wayne Arts Gathering (PA) 

Cafe Coco (Nashville, TN) 

LivLife Suicide Prevention Benefit Concert (PA) 

Appalachian Harley-Davidson Pavilion (PA) 

Judy Stakee Alumni Songwriter Retreats (NY-CA) 

West Philly Porchfest (PA) 

Concerts at Our Place House Concert (PA)

Burd's Nest Brewery (PA) 

The Grape Room (PA)  

A Bit of the Arts, Century Club (PA) 

Valley Forge Towers Concert Series (PA)

WaR3house 3 ( PA)

Our Community Cup Coffeehouse (PA)

The Rotunda, University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Vinyl Revival - The Vault (PA)

Bally Hotel (PA)

Great American Pub (PA)