Graham Colton

Self-described songwriter-singer, merging grassroots inspiration with pop-rock accessibility.

"As a singer/songwriter, Colton has the writing talents of Chris Carrabba and the musical abilities of Rob Thomas, but he melds the two in a style that differs greatly from Dashboard melodrama and Matchbox Twenty popsadness." — Fuzz Magazine

“Definitely easy on the ears … don’t be surprised to hear ‘Best Days’ defining a dramatic moment on Grey’s Anatomy.” — Billboard

It’s true - singer songwriter Graham Colton has an uncanny pop sensibility with deep roots in folk and rock music that has already earned him both critical and mainstream acclaim. His latest album, Pacific Coast Eyes, the follow up to 2008’s Here Right Now, hits right in the pocket of what Graham does best: write lyrics about universal themes of love and loss, and everything between in a way that uniquely ties himself to the listener; and most importantly, enables them to feel as though they are hearing the story of their own lives through Graham’s music.

In many ways Colton HAS been the soundtrack to people’s lives. His story is one that aspiring musicians dream of - while playing local coffeehouses, he routinely handed out homemade CDs – one of which found its way onto the internet online tastemakers could provide. The chatter eventually reached one of his biggest influences, Adam Duritz, who asked him to open for the Counting Crows. Colton put a band together, went on tour and scored a label deal. Through sheer hard work and relentless perseverance, Colton went on tour with the likes of John Mayer, Maroon 5, OAR, Dave Matthews Band, Train, The Wallflowers and pop superstar Kelly Clarkson.

Along the way he wrote amazing songs, including “Best Days,” for the album Here Right Now, which was chosen as “Song of the Week” on iTunes, accruing over 700,000 downloads. “Best Days” became the exit music for American Idol, was used in a year-end commercial for HBO and was chosen by none other than Oprah Winfrey for her Big Give television specials. Here Right Now debuted at #2 on the Billboard New Artist chart and #4
on the iTunes Pop Chart, and led to Graham being asked to perform on a cavalcade of television shows including Ellen, The Tonight Show, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show and Live! With Regis & Kelly.

After such heady success, Colton took time to re-group; deciding to get 100% behind his career and go indie again, he holed himself up in his hometown of Oklahoma City to begin to put down the words, ideas and melodies that had been banging around his head. The result is the pop perfect Pacific Coast Eyes, with hummable choruses and sing-a-long verses that is the ideal musical companion to the summer of 2011.

Owen Danoff

From the first moment he picked up a guitar at age 10 and wrote his first song at the age of 15, Owen Danoff knew he wanted to be a songwriter and performer. After his debut performance at his mom’s neighborhood restaurant, he played small gigs around his hometown of Washington, DC, finding his voice and realizing he loved being on stage.
Though his love was writing and performing, he attended Berklee College of Music for film scoring (inspired by John Williams) and bass. After graduating, Owen released his first full-length album, Twelve Stories, which was well-received by his growing fan base.
Owen quickly began working on new music, releasing his single, “No Such Thing,” which won the American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest. While working on his next release, Owen got a call from the producers of NBC’s The Voice, inviting him to audition for coaches Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, and Blake Shelton. Receiving the coveted “Four Chair Turn,” Owen ultimately chose to work with Adam Levine. Under Levine’s mentorship, Owen performed his way to the live shows and earned the distinction of being the first Voice contestant ever to play bass on the show.
On The Voice, Owen had the opportunity to perform in many styles, which truly reflects his sensibilities as an artist. Although inspired by a variety of genres including folk, pop, and rock, and from artists across the charts, such as Green Day, Paul Simon, Ed Sheeran, and Johnny Cash, the thread that ties his music together and makes it authentically his own is his pairing of personal lyrics with melodies that love to get stuck in your head. Like a soundtrack to real life, Owen’s songs give words to moments that resonate with so many, while remaining honest and vulnerable.
Following his experience on The Voice, Owen moved to Nashville, TN, a haven for all genres and home to some of the industry’s best writers and musicians - some of whom Owen has had the pleasure of writing and performing with. Two songs Owen wrote with CMT’s Nashville star, Charles Esten, have been released as part of Esten’s widely followed “Every Single Friday” series. Owen has also performed multiple times at the iconic Bluebird Café, by himself and on rounds with artists and writers such Gordon Kennedy (Change the World, Eric Clapton).
Shortly after the move to Nashville, Owen released his most recent EP, “Love on Your Side,” named for the edgy folk/pop title track. This collection of songs is very close to Owen’s heart, full of stories about his own personal relationships.
When he isn’t writing, Owen is performing - bringing his songs to audiences all over the country. In addition to Nashville’s Bluebird Café, he has performed in other iconic venues, such as Hotel Café in LA, 9:30 Club in DC, and Eddie’s Attic in GA, as both the headliner and an opener for performers including Emmylou Harris and The Proclaimers.
Currently, Owen is working on new music and looking forward to new projects ahead… stay tuned.

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