The Sweet Colleens

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Media Appearances

KFAI Radio Interview (November, 2012)
KARE-11 TV Performance @ MN State Fair (August, 2012)

Reviews

“While still heavily spiked with fiddle and accordion, the album shows off a rockier side to the rootsy quintet, with frontman Jeremy Greenhouse channeling as much Tom Petty as ‘Tom Dooley’.”
Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The band continually grows and stretches as their members introduce new genres and even instruments to their repertoire. Once a fan, always fan, I believe as I’ve grown with them in my appreciation for a wider variety of music…”
Susan Budig [Full Review]

“There is enough variety on the 16 tracks to satisfy almost any music fan; most of the songs are lively, spirited and even downright bouncy.”
Chuck Bloom, Ceili Editor for the Southwest Celtic Music Association

“…a smart, crowd–pleasing mix of Celtic folk–rock and alt. country/Americana, with Cajun and Caribbean seasonings.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Half a Mile From Home confirms what I already knew from hearing The Sweet Colleens live—that they’re one of the freshest roots bands to comeout of Minnesota in years. Their spicy blend of Cajun, country, Celtic and Appalachian music is infectious.”
Ellen Stanley, Director of Publicity and Promotions – Red House Records

“These guys take you on a wild, high–energy trip from Belfast, to Kentucky, to Louisiana, to Nova Scotia, to Kingston and back home again all in one set. My legs are tired just thinking about it.”
Mike Pengra, Producer, Minnesota Public Radio – 89.3FM The Current

“I was lucky enough to do a session with the Sweet Colleens and I have to say that their music woke me up. It was like walking out of Fred’s Lounge in Mamou, a dark bar swelling with music and beer into the bright sunshine of a Saturday morning. That’s what it’s like hearing these guys play Cajun music in Minneapolis.”
Michael Doucet – BeauSoleil

“Dig the Celtic Cajun rockin’ Minnesotan good humored fun tunes and vibe! Makes me want to dance outdoors with a micro-brew in my hand on a long June evening with the sun taking forever to set.”
Susan Werner – Singer, Songwriter

“This five piece plays fiddle–drenched and acoustic–hopped jigs with spirit and smarts…”
Jim Walsh, St. Paul Pioneer Press

“The Sweet Colleens are fluent in the blissfully forlorn folk–pop traditions that can wring both tears and nostalgic stories about your ex out of you. They can also go crazy green, throwing Celtic sparks and fiery, fiddle–fueled, whirling jigs. The Colleens are conversant, as well, in the stink and smoke of punk music. You’d swear at times that this is a progressive country group with traditionalist sensibilities and once in a great while, you might believe this Minneapolis band grew up wading through the muck and bugs of a Louisiana swamp.”
Michael Metzger, Skyway News, Minneapolis

“Hip parents take note: The Sweet Colleens (true to their name, a sweet group playing Irish–tinged folk–pop) have come out with a children’s record that’s just about as cute as a leprechaun.”
Tim Gihring, Minnesota Monthly