There Is Love
**Please see Colleen's new CD, A Simple Life, which is available on iTunes. Search Colleen Collins. With her expressive voice and crisp guitar style, Colleen can deliver tender, heart-felt songs, touching a chord with every listener. Songs of love and loss accompanied by songs of passion and longing make her a favorite among coffeehouses and weddings alike. Her influences include Kelly Willis, Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Joni Mitchell. A classically trained guitarist, she's been playing since she was nine. She has studied with such notable classical guitarists as Christopher Parkening, Manuel Barrueco, and David Tannenbaum. When she was just 16, she took to the roads of Mexico and toured with the Grossmont Guitar Ensemble. She also began teaching guitar at the International Music Center in San Diego, California. Currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, Colleen was part of the opening act for country music legend, Ray Price, at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix. She also performed one of her songs, 'Letting You Go,' in the upcoming Danish documentary film, 'A Boy Named Joshua,' by Zentropa Real Films (owned by Danish director, Lars von Trier, who directed 'Dancer in the Dark' starring Bjork). She is constantly in demand for weddings and other events around the Phoenix area.