Love Is in the Details
Colleen Nixon (recently married and formally known as Colleen McCarron) grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, with four siblings, and a desire to stand out. Her love for song became apparent at a young age, and she latched onto music as a way of distinguishing herself. In her words, "I was singing before I was speaking." With fresh, piano-based musical timbres reminiscent of Norah Jones, Colleen's knack for poetic melodies calls to mind the likes of Joni Mitchell. Loud, smoky venues turn into living rooms when she takes the stage. Her winning personality invites the audience to listen as friends, not merely fans. It's the intimate feel of her live shows that have been captured in her CD of original songs, "Love is in the Details." This project has emotional accessibility-a heartfelt snapshot of her personal life presented in a musically fresh way. "Love is in the Details" was released in 2009 under her maiden name, Colleen McCarron, and was engineered and produced by Grammy Award winner, Mitch Dane (mitchdane.com). What Colleen Nixon offers in her music as an artist and to her listeners is an honest look at personal joys and struggles through a musical lens all her own. She says, 'The only time I am comfortable being vulnerable is when I write my songs. With every chord and lyric, I share the parts of my heart that, without music, I am too scared to speak.' And to her songwriting candor, audiences are too attracted to resist.