Sixteen Songs Album Cover

SIXTEEN SONGS is the latest CD release from Vacaville singer/guitarist Denis Colleret. Recorded in Lodi, this album features Denny performing live takes of audience favorites from country western to swing and back again. A fun and uplifting tribute to classic songs and artists from the past, Denny is singing and picking away with delight. Available at shows.

Trains Go By

From J P Cativela: If you like the music on “Prairie Home Companion”, you’ll love “Trains Go By”. A delectable hisory lesson of gospel, blues and bluegrass, explored with a level of musicianship that is suitable and rare. Denny Colleret’s guitar work fluctuates effortlessly from gospel harp to country-road general store front porch blues, to ethereal Celtic steel. John Lowrey may be the best harmonica player around, attacking with a precision that would make a classical flautist jealous. Matt Dudman’s mandolin and upright bass add several colors to this combo’s palette, sprinkles of banjo throughout leave no doubt that this was hatched in the US of A.

From the Vacaville Reporter Datebook May 2010: An ear bent toward traditional folk: Vacaville musician Denis Colleret performs at Town Square with three backing musicians at a CD release party for his independently produced debut album, “Trains Go By.” A native of Canada, Colleret, a longtime resident of Vacaville, favors classical American folk music. His repertoire includes many traditional tunes, among them “Nine Pound Hammer,” “walk In Jerusalem,” “Redhaired Boy” and Corrine, Corrina.” Also, some of his tunes are spiritual in nature, such as “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” “Trains Go By” was recorded at Squirty Records Studio in Dixon. The album will be for sale at the performance.

From Pleasant Valley Music: Vacaville guitarist and singer Denis Colleret has just completed his first recording Squirty Records Studios. Although Denis is mostly known as truly the best country music lead guitarist sideman around, this new solo project shows a more diverse array of his skills. On it you’ll find some bluegrass, gospel, fingerpicking and even zydeco styles, in addition the the straight ahead country music. If you know anything about Denis, you know that he always delivers quality in his own trademarked subtle and tasteful way, and this recording is a shining example of just that. Go Denis!