While many first-time indie releases by local artists are pedestrian at best, Tampa songwriter Colleen Harts debut, The Rest of Me, isnt one of them. This CD contains 12 well-written and extremely well-produced tracks delicately presented via Harts smooth, soulful voice. Stand out tracks include the flowing jazz number, "Ill Wait" and the stripped-down "Overflow."
Colleen Hart has an obvious talent for songwriting and her live performance mirrors the clean, clear sound heard on her new album. Hart is definitely destined to become a talent too big for her hometown, so catch her while you can.
A CD release event is planned for 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, January 30, at The Hideaway Café in St. Petersburg. The $10 cover includes a copy of The Rest of Me (which Im sure shell autograph, if you ask) as well as an opening set by David York. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/colleenhartmusic.