Coco O’Connor

Coco O’Connor

Biography

This emerging singer/songwriter is on the heels of her heartfelt blues/rock album debut, Turquoise and touring with her band the Redeemers. Coco has shared the stage with the likes of the Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Lauderdale, Phil Vassar, Casey Donahew, Mark WIlls, & Hillbilly Authority– just to name a few. Coco’s band known as the Redeemers, features some heavy hitters including prolific songwriter Billy Harvey playing guitar and bass, and singing background vocals.

When Billy is not playing shows with Coco , he’s in the studio or on tour with Patty Griffin. Over the years Billy Harvey has broke into the Top 100 on the CMJ charts and is also working as a producer with the likes of Charlie Mars, Bob Schneider, Slaid Cleaves, and Steve Poltz. Alongside Harvey, Dony Wynn plays drums. As a master rhythmatist, Wynn has performed with countless world class musicians. Fellow collaborators include the likes of Dr. John, Robert Palmer, Patti LaBelle, Brooks and Dunn, and Robert Plant – among many others.

Following in the footsteps of Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt, Coco’s album features five song collaborations by her and the project’s producer Margaret Becker, a Nashville based four-time Grammy nominee and four- time Dove Award winner who has had 21 #1 radio hits.

After receiving local airplay, Empty in California, which is the lead single from her debut album, is quickly gaining traction and has being promoted to Americana and Triple AAA stations nationwide. She has also had songs featured on PBS, The History Channel, CBS and National Geographic.

Hailing from a small town an hour outside of Birmingham, Alabama, Coco was playing bluegrass at five and started writing songs at age ten. She lived close to the legendary music town of Muscle Shoals.