“The interplay between Anderson’s vocals and George Castelle’s beautiful, sturdy guitar work has an intimacy and warmth not often captured on record.” — Michael Shannon Friedman, reviewer for The Charleston Gazette
“Colleen Anderson's self-produced collection of songs and poems is an eclectic mix of styles and emotions, and she is fluent in all of them.” — Dirty Linen Magazine
Fabulous Realities (CD, remastered 2006)
Originally produced in 1991 as a cassette tape, with the guidance and technical help of our talented producer, Jim Martin, Fabulous Realities is newly remastered and available for download and as a CD. It includes 11 original songs and two narrative poems. One song, “West Virginia Chose Me,” has been recorded by a number of other performers and was also included on a special collection, Songs of Home, produced in 2002 by the West Virginia Lottery. To download or to order the CD, visit CDBaby.com.
Going Over Home (CD, 2001)
Guitarist George Castelle and I worked with our producer, Jim Martin, for almost two years to produce this collection. Most are my compositions, although we also included one Kate Wolf song (“Give Yourself to Love”) and the traditional ballad from which we took the name of the album. Several of these songs have been featured on Public Radio International's internationally syndicated live music program Mountain Stage as well as on The Folk Sampler. The album includes guest performances by Bob Thompson, Jim Martin, Julie Adams, Charlotte Moellendick, Laura Harbert Allen, and some other great musicians. To download or to order the CD, visit CDBaby.com.
“I want to say how absolutely wonderful your new CD is. I think I could listen to ‘This Old Canoe’ a hundred times in a row and not be tired of it.” — Anita Skeen, MI
If You Love My West Virginia (2014)
This anthem was first performed a cappella at a public hearing in the West Virginia House of Delegates in February 2014, following the January 2014 chemical spill that contaminated water for 300,000 citizens in the state’s capital and surrounding areas. The song is a plea for all West Virginians to show our love and loyalty to our home by protecting its clean water and intact mountains. This single recording features George Castelle on guitar. To download, visit CDBaby.com.
POTLUCK: A Celebration of Women, Wisdom, and Home Cooking
What is POTLUCK? It's an hour-long live performance...a feast of stories, songs, and poems that will satisfy your soul, lift your heart, and tickle your funny bone. Karen Vuranch, Julie Adams, and I have gathered our very best and very favorite pieces about cookery and community (and the connections between them) into a performance that's full to the brim with laughter and love. And now POTLUCK is available on CD! To download or to order the CD, visit CDBaby.com.