60 tracks by Colleen Dillon

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This song was inspired for all of us who've cycled through a relationship or two.... My dear friends Greg Connor and Mark Lofgren of the infamous MN Coffee Table helped bring it to life with Greg on Banjo and Mark on Lead Guitar. Both of them…read more
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Here's a song that battled me for quite awhile... so I am glad to say I've gotten it recorded. Still rough from my home studio, but trying out a few additional things on my keyboard to round out the sound around the ukulele. Thanks for listening…read more
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I wrote this story with the intent to let the listener decide for themselves who the common thread may be.... But for me I'll dedicate this to my dear family and long time friends. Thanks for always being there for me. I hope you enjoy…read more
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Here's my submission for the songwriting challenge for MN Homebrew for April - playing off of theme of the Beatles hit song "Here Comes The Sun". It's also an ode to spring here in the northland of MN!!! We were in shorts this weekend. Hooray…read more
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I wrote the lyrics to this song a couple of weeks ago while thinking of personal reflections. I figured out the melody just in time to head down to Greg Connor's MN coffee table and get he and Mark Lofgren's great voices and guitars on it with…read more
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Glad to get some inspiration from new friends and an old video of Jackson Browne's speech accepting his induction into the rock and roll hall of fame.... As usual a first draft and a rough cut, but glad to be feeling the muse again... A GHOST…read more
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Hello friends! I'm happy to submit this studio version of a song I wrote in early spring. It became the title track for my latest EP release of 5 songs. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks to everyone who has listened and given feedback. I…read more
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I am happy to post this first rough version of a song I wrote yesterday after a really long creative drought. It cracked me up because I'd woken up with this idea on my mind first thing after watching a stupid TV show the night before where…read more
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I thought I'd share this studio version with everyone of a song that Greg Connor, Scott Zosel and I wrote and had posted here earlier as a rough coffee table cut. In this studio version, you'll hear Greg on guitars and vocals, and we added live…read more
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I wrote this song while watching a beautiful snowfall a couple of winters ago - right after the 2016 election. I was feeling a lot of emotions at the time, and writing this one helped out. I decided to record it in the studio, and we're almost…read more
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Well it's been awhile for me. Busy summer and a bit of creative block all around. I'm happy to share a song I wrote this weekend to reflect on how tough change can be when you're in the midst of it. So many in my life are in the midst of personal…read more
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Well this one marked the beginning of better songs as the last few I wrote really didn't please me or anyone so they went to the heap before ever making it here!!! I was sitting enjoying a refreshing springtime breeze and felt that pull of…read more
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I added some additional lyrics to complete the last verse and we played this around Greg's coffee table last night. Greg Connor, Mark Lofgren, and Mike Rudquist on guitars and vocals with me.... Hope you enjoy this version as much as the first!
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Greg Connor, Scott Zosel and I wrote this one today around my coffee table. It's been awhile since we've had a chance to do that, and it felt like "going home" a bit to us... We wrote this in support of all those who are trying to find the…read more
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We were around the coffee table on Thursday night and dusted this one off from my 2014 archive. Greg Connor and Mark Lofgren pitching in on vocals and guitars.... I like this 2017 version.... They Don't Matter To Me Some fools don’t…read more
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I was having my share of PESS (post election stress syndrome) and headed to northern MN to shake it off and wrote this one while watching a beautiful quiet snowfall happen. I recorded it finally today on my little TASCAM that we often use around…read more
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I decided this was a good song to post on Thanksgiving as a way to say thanks to all the folks on AloneTone for listening to my music over these past few years. This is another song in the studio work I've been doing this year. We're still tinkering…read more
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Here's my last studio effort of the summer, as we roll into fall! I wrote this one earlier in the year sipping mojito's at the proverbial beach bar and then posted it here.... I thought I'd give it a little sprucing up with the help from my…
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Here's the second song I recently decided to do with a studio recording from one I wrote and posted here a while ago as a purely vocal version. It's one of my favorites.... I hope you'll enjoy it too Singing In The Silence Verse 1: Singing…read more
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Well here's my contribution to the Pirate challenge from Robert Palomo. I think you'll agree it was time to call it a night on this one, but it was a lot of fun writing and recording it! Hope it gives you a chuckle or two. Why Do Parrots…read more
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