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Meet Liam Coleman from Charlton, MA

It always blows my mind when high school students have so much passion, drive and work ethic to backup a budding music career. You are meeting one of those rare humans today. Liam is just 16 years old, and already is an accomplished musician, having picked up the drums when he was 6 years old. The guitar, ukulele and harmonica followed. As a little kid, he was always singing and dancing around the house with toy drums and guitars. He absorbed all kinds of music from rock, to folk, pop and country.

All these years, all the practicing and all these shows later, Liam has built a shining confidence. Whether it’s taking on songs by some of his heroes, or taking on the task of writing his own, this young man does it with an affection, dedication, and maturity well beyond his years on earth. All this devotion has lead to Liam to his first EP, The Beginning, which he recently released.  And, despite the fact that he’s already put in over 10 years, it really is just the beginning for this rising star.

Look out world, here comes Liam!


Liam Lays Down Some Sounds

Joining me recently in our Country 1025 recording studio, Liam shared two of his originals.

They say you should write about what you know, and for young artists like Coleman that can be difficult, as there are just learning their way through life. But he has seemed to have mastered this, by using his youth to his advantage.

Case in poing: “It’s Not My Dad’s Town Anymore”


Take a listen to “Bright As A Star”


Coleman Candor

  • Describe your sound: Country pop
  • Instruments played: Guitar, drums, ukulele, harmonica, vocals
  • Who inspires you: Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Luke Combs, Mark Erelli, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, Foo Fighters
  • All- time favorite country songs: Bob Dylan, “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right,”Lynyrd Skynyrd,” Curtis Lowe,” Luke Combs, “What You See is What You Get,” Johnny Cash, “Folsom Prison Blues”
  • Favorite country concert: Hunter Hayes
  • What songs do you like now on Country 1025: Anything by Luke Combs
  • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: I would want to be a Firefighter
  • Day Job: Student
  • Most proud moment: My first EP release
  • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: Being able to perform with Mark Erelli on my 16th birthday
  • Other things you like to do: Hangout with friends, watch football
  • 3 Fun facts: I love football, BBQ and the water
  • Mantra: “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” -Elon Musk

Liam- Go See Him

  • 12/1 – Quinn’s Irish Pub, Worcester MA, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
  • 12/7 – Stone Cow Brewery, Barre MA, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.   
  • 12/21 – Chuck’s Steakhouse, Auburn MA, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. 
  • 12/27 – 308 Lakeside, East Brookfield MA, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
  • ​1/11 – Chuck’s Steakhouse, Auburn MA, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m.
  • ​1/24 – Auburn/Webster Elk’s, Auburn MA, 7:15 – 10:15 p.m.
  • 2/1 – The Steakloft, Northborough MA, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. 
  • ​2/8 – Chuck’s Steakhouse, Auburn MA, 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. 
  • 2/15 – UxLocale, Uxbridge MA, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
  • 2/29 – Stone Cow Brewery, Barre MA, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Coleman In the Cloud



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