CD review/show preview: Colleen Hart, The Rest of Me, which is presented at a release party this Saturday

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 I’m sure she’ll autograph, if you ask) as well as an opening set by David York. For more information, go to


While many first-time indie releases by local artists are pedestrian at best, Tampa songwriter Colleen Hart’s debut, The Rest of Me, isn’t one of them. This CD contains 12 well-written and extremely well-produced tracks delicately presented via Hart’s smooth, soulful voice. Stand out tracks include the flowing jazz number, "I’ll Wait" and the stripped-down "Overflow."

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