Music News Nashville

Music News Nashville

"Colleen projects a sound that envelopes the heart and cleanses the soul."

The Rocktologist (Slovenia)

The Rocktologist (Slovenia)

"The album’s dozen tracks demonstrate Colleen’s amazing interpretations of timeless material from a wide range of composers, including Robbie Robertson (“All La Glory” and “Stage Fright”), Townes Van Zant (“White Freightliner”), Leonard Cohen (“Why Don’t You Try”), Bobby Gentry (“Fancy”), Tom Russell (“Blue Wing”), Joni Mitchell (“Coyote”), and Neil Young (“See the Sky About to Rain”)."

blogcritics

blogcritics

"It’s not often I play a new disc from an artist I haven’t heard of and am happily aware I’ve made a wonderful discovery. That’s what happened the first time I listened to Colleen Rennison’s See the Sky About to Rain."

Bmans Blues

Bmans Blues

"Rennison's voice is perfect for this type of travel and Dawson on resonator is joined by Tim O'Brien who really knows how to punch it up with fiddle and banjo"

Midwest Record

Midwest Record

"A killer ‘Americana’ set that’s organic throughout and hits all the high notes there are along the way."

Mi2N.com

Mi2N.com

"Here, she sings songs that have influenced her over the years and carries them to new heights with her masterful delivery."

Billings Gazette

Billings Gazette

"She was [also] clearly raised on Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Loretta Lynn."

Seattle Examiner

Seattle Examiner

"Rennison has a velvety alto that is equal parts vulnerable and veracious, that allows her to inhabit the characters of songs culled from a section of icon songwriters including Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and the Band."

New Canadian Music

New Canadian Music

"The reliably excellent Steve Dawson produces, with horns and backing vocals (from the famed McCrary sisters)  contributing to the full sound. This gal's a star!"

The Vancouver Sun

The Vancouver Sun

"Rennison sounds like a wild prairie flower — swayed and swept by the wind, delicate yet strong."

Pasadena Weekly

Pasadena Weekly

"Heads-up to Toni Price and Bonnie Raitt fans: There’s a touch of both those earthy stylists as well as Janis Joplin in this Canadian singer’s gutsy vocal style throughout a winningly arranged set of soulful covers..."

No Depression

No Depression

"Rennison has a velvety alto that is equal parts vulnerable and veracious, that allows her to inhabit the characters of songs culled from a section of icon songwriters, including Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and the Band."

Making a Scene

Making a Scene

"Rennison proves she can handle Southern rock with her take on Bobbie Gentry’s great “Fancy,” and then gives a heart-melting performance on the tragic “Blue Wing.” "

Fame

Fame

"Not only is her taste in modern oldies superb but her selection for guidance just as exquisite."

Icon Magazine

Icon Magazine

"Rennison reveals herself to be a fearless interpreter."

Blues in Britain

Blues in Britain

"Colleen Rennison is an actress and singer who is blessed with an achingly soulful voice that is exploited shamelessly on this superb set of covers of songs that inspired her during her childhood."

Pop Culture Classics

Pop Culture Classics

"Though she’s only 25, Rennison displays a deep understanding of the timeless material."

Reflections in Blue

Reflections in Blue

"With a voice as distinct as Patsy Cline, Etta James, Emmylou Harris or any number of the all-time greats, Rennison’s voice beckons like something buried deep in your past evoking memories from a time and place that are buried deeply in each and every one of us."

Nashville Blues Society

Nashville Blues Society

"With 'See The Sky About To Rain.’ [Colleen Rennison] has taken songs that have a special meaning to her and wrapped her lilting, passionate voice around them for us all to enjoy!"

Roots Music Report

Roots Music Report

"Ms. Rennison lets on to her obvious power in an appealingly measured manner, charging songs such as Tom Ghent’s “Whiskey, Whiskey” and Sarah Harmer’s “Oleander” with a compelling, just-under-the-surface emotional current."