Colton McKenna wears his heart on his sleeve; an honest songwriter who delivers his music with passion. After producing his first original album, cornerstone, in 2007, Colton performed throughout his home state of Florida and was invited to perform at the 2007 Springfest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. With the release of unnamed seeds, in 2011, Colton expanded his reach to the eastern U.S., performing in NYC venues such as Kenny’s Castaways and Pianos, and was featured on the CW17 television show YourJax Music. Independently released, self-produced and largely self-recorded, his music has been well-received by fans and critics alike. Always working on new music, Colton performs regularly in St. Augustine, FL, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
“First things first, Colton McKenna’s got a great voice. His chosen genre, American folk-rock, is wholly transcended by his rich, sweet vocal, and his songs take on extra emotional depth simply because of the opulent timbre with which they’re sung. To be perfectly frank, if McKenna sang the phone book, I’d still be sorely tempted to purchase the first half dozen volumes. The fact that his songs are almost as good as his voice is a considerable bonus…” -Leicester Bangs Magazine (leicesterbangs.co.uk/sept11-4.html)
“Colton taps in on the deep emotion [a] songwriter means to convey.” -First Coast Entertainer
“McKenna’s music is deep and reflective, delivered with passion and sensitivity. His voice floats on a layer of soul-filled grit that seduces the listener into the heart of his songs as only a weathered songwriter can, while his straightforward guitar work perfectly compliments each composition.” -Saint Augustine Underground (staugustineunderground.net/2011/staugustine/news/florida/music-with-soul/2151/)