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Here To Sing

by Bonnie Koloc

Extraordinary vocalist and songwriter with folk roots and blues and jazz influences.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Red Hot Red
2:50 album only
2. Slow Dancing to the Blues
5:29 album only
3. The Snake
4:07 album only
4. New York City Blues
5:46 album only
5. Dancin' in the Kitchen
4:35 album only
6. Skylark
3:50 album only
7. Little Red Rooster
3:22 album only
8. I Love You Waltz
3:48 album only
9. Crumbs in the Butter
3:17 album only
10. It's Great When It Rains
3:26 album only
11. Don't Go To Heaven Without Me
3:39 album only
12. Moonbeams
4:34 album only


Album Notes
Bonnie Koloc’s new studio CD “Here To Sing” is an eclectic mix of folk tunes, blues and ballads, many written by Bonnie and arranged by Bonnie and her long-time friend and multi-talented musician Howard Levy (www.levyland.com) who also was the creative producer. Howard accompanies Bonnie on many tracks on piano, harmonica and mandolin, along with Chris Siebold on guitar, Steve Eisen on sax, Don Stille on accordion, Larry Kohut on bass and Fox Fehling on violin and fiddle. In addition to her own songs, most of which have not been recorded before, Bonnie included two songs written by Chuck Suchy, the talented North Dakota singer-songwriter, as well as a classic Willie Dixon blues tune and two well-known ballads.

“Here To Sing” is the twelfth recording of Bonnie’s career, following the 2004 release of “Timeless”, a double CD of selections from live performances and “A Bestiary ...quot; Beasts of the Farm” an art book and CD, also released in 2004. All three are available at cdbaby.

Bonnie first became known in the Chicago folk music scene in the 1970s, as she, along with such other notables as Steve Goodman, John Prine, and Fred Holstein, filled the clubs, often with long lines waiting for the second or third shows. There Bonnie, with her remarkable and powerful voice, broadened her folk-oriented style by incorporating blues and jazz influences. She became known as the Queen of Chicago folk music and began to tour nationally.

In the 1980s Bonnie moved to New York and appeared on stage in several musical productions including an award-winning lead role in Joseph Papp’s “A Human Comedy”.
Returning to the Midwest in 1987, she pursued her interest in visual art as well as music, completing her college degree, and working in a variety of visual media as well as continuing to do concerts and recordings including “With You On My Side” (Flying Fish/Rounder) and “Visual Voice”(Naim). In 1997 she wrote and performed “Trashmania”, a one-woman show featuring music and art. The 2004 release “A Bestiary - Beasts of the Farm” is a book of block prints and accompanying CD exemplifying her interest and ability to meld visual art and music.

For more about Bonnie, visit Bonnie’s website, www.bonniekoloc.com.



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Joseph Smith

Really enjoyed the music. Playing it many times a day. Bonnie's voice is outstanding.

James Deon Koloc

We Love It !!!
Aunt Bonnie, We Love The CD. Keep Up The Good Work !!! Love You Bunches !!! Your Nephew, Deon and Family

Kathy Patterson

Fantastic Bonnie - loved the whole CD
Bonnie - I have played this CD over and over since I got it. The words and music really catch you off guard sometimes. So clear and the lyrics - especially Dancing in the Kitchen are great - can tell you really enjoyed making it. Keep up the super work- Kathy

Ken Kostyra

Supurb song-writing...And an esquisite voice!!
Bonnie's new CD"Here To Sing" is her VERY best ever!!She only gets better with time"The Snake" is haunting..with it's beautiful accordion riffs..which intermingle with Bonnie's outstanding vocals.."Don't Go To Heaven Without Me"will bring you to tears...and"Dancin'In The Kitchen"proves that Bonnie is indeed"more country" than anyone in Nashville today!!A must for Bonnie's fans..and those that will be after hearing this CD!!!

Ken Kostyra


wonderful--as all of Bonnie Koloc's work is!
Wonderful CD. Each Bonnie Koloc CD is a journey into perfection. Perfect music, perfect lyrics, perfect voice. She is a national treasure indeed!

Maurice Gianesin

Coronado Performance
Jean Ann and I had the great fortune of hearing Bonnie once again in the Rockford area. It has been thirty five years since I first heard Bonnie sing at Charlotte's Web. She is a phenomenal talent. It was a mesmirizing performace. That voice is ethereal. Her music and lyrics bespeak the joy and sorrow of life. She was great.

David Rosen

Here To Listen..
The title of this WONDERFUL CD.Here To Sing is just GREAT....because Bonnie..we are ALL here to listen! What a wonderful selection of songs..and styles..with a voice still like an angel..You are indeed..Here To Sing..AND we are Here To Listen...

David Rosen

Jim Tetzlaff

Here to Sing
I believe this is Bonnie's latest album and is one wonderful listen. She has never disappointed and her voice still shines. I can't pick a favorite out of the album - the whole thing is beautiful. Check out her recording from 2000, "Visual Voice". It is a NAIM recording, so you have to search Amazon.com or any audiophile recordings site. Bravo!

Harold (BO) Gibson

"A Truly Remarkable Work Of Art"
After listening to this Cd..I am once again convinced that Bonnie Koloc has to be one of the most talented..and vesatile singers around today..She caresses her lyrics..and makes you feel she's singing to you alone..ALL from the heart!!!


Judith Raphael

Koloc sings upbeat sexy bluesy songs to great musical arrangements
One highlight of the CD is the pure sound of Bonie Koloc's voice as she sings Chuck Suchy's song to married love called Dancin' in the Kitchen . Others include Koloc's rendition of Skylark as well as her own sexy, bluesy Red Hot Red. The musicians are great and their arrangements are too. Bonnie carries on a wonderful dialogue with Howard Levy's terrific harmonica playing. What a compendium of delicious listening.
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