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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.

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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. The first single and video, “Pacific Coast Eyes,” is catching raves among fans and can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLJDd3yJmzw

Pacific Coast Eyes is an album Colton is not only proud to share with his fans, but also a collection of songs that will stand the test of time. It is most evident at live shows, where Colton’s charisma shines through, providing another avenue for Graham to express his art though his live performances, where packed standing room shows are the norm. Graham is excited to take these songs out on the road, and he will be supporting Pacific Coast Eyes with tour dates all summer and in to the fall. Graham’s time in the public eye hasn’t diminished his passion for what he does, and has only proven that he is a career artist who continues to grow musically with each new release.

http://grahamcolton.com

DATE VENUE LOCATION
SEP    
22 Vinyl Atlanta, GA
23 The WorkPlay Theatre Birmingham, AL
26 Murray St. University Murray, KY
28 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
29 Webster Theatre New York, NY
30 Cafe 939 Boston, MA
OCT    
1 Jammin Java Vienna, VA
8 The Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
12 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
13 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
15 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI

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