Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

The first time I heard “Liam Coleman sing he was just 16 years old. Here’s what I wrote about the high school junior, at the time: “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.” Just 16 years old, and he left that impression on me. Since then, Liam left Massachusetts and high school for the bright lights and big dreams of Nashville. There. he has been writing, singing and performing all over town, and the country. Meet my Local Catch of the Week, Liam Coleman from Charlton, MA.

One high school diploma, a few birthdays, many miles logged on tour later, and Liam has has made Nashville his home. He’s recorded and released 5 singles, is working on an EP and signed with a managment company. The air of confidence in this artist can’t be missed. But do not mistake it for arrogance. Coleman has earned his confidence because he’s been at the game for so long, and is still so young.

Embracing the current rash of rock driven country, Liam has found his niche. His gravel-toned voice is so well suited for the rock side of his love of country. His songwriting continues to impress. A listen to his latest, “Wishing You,” will have you wishing for more. It’s guitar-driven, rock-tinged music and seriously clever lyrics are infectious. If Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert had a baby…well, you get the point. This singer/songwriter has come so far in such a short time. I can’t wait to hear what Coleman creates next. Stay tuned.

 

  • The Music

    “Wishing You”

    Of his brand new release, Liam shared, “This is one of my favorite songs i’ve ever written. I had the chord progression for a couple of weeks and brought it into the room. Me and my friends were talking about ideas and things going on in our lives and the song kinda just appeared. I think we all had a little something in mind when we were writing it.”

    Push play to hear “Wishing You”

    Liam Coleman- Local Catch

  • The Story

    • Grew up in: Charlton, MA
    • Now lives in: Nashville, TN
    • Current single: “Wishing You”
    • What lead you to music: I always loved the story of songs. Music gives me the chance to tell my story the way I want to. let me speak my mind and be vulnerable to people in my way. Then the performing aspect is a whole other thing. Performing is one of my favorite things on this planet. Nothing makes me happier than taking the stage.
    • How long have you been performing: 6-years
    • First country song you learned: Folsom Prison Blues
    • How would you describe your sound: Country Rock
    • Who inspires you: HARDY, Koe Wetzel, Kolby Cooper, Jameson Rodgers, Green Day, Blink-182, Corey Kent
    • Awards/accolades: Worcester Music Awards Best Up and Comer, best musical group, Pulse Magazines people to watch in 2021, Grand prize in New England Songwriting Competition
    • Dream duet partner: Ashland Craft
    • All- time favorite country song: I’m Over You Keith Whitley
    • First country concert: Hunter Hayes
    • If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: firefighter
    • Day Job : Working at Tecovas
    • Most proud moment: Opening for Jordan Davis
    • Crazy thing that happened in your music career: getting to tour. something i had been dreaming of forever
    • Other things you like to do: hangout with friends, travel, play video games

     

  • The Shows

    Liam will be back in New England soon for only a couple of dates. Catch him while you can, here:
    *Saturday, June 3: Stone Cow Brewery in Barre, MA at 4:00pm 
    * Saturday, July 22: Woodystock Music Festival in Webster, MA at 8:00pm
    Liam Coleman Local Catch 2022

     

  • The Social Network

    Connect with Liam and keep up to date on his music, gigs and more, here:

              

  • Are YOU a Catch?

    Every week, Kruser’s Local Catch highlights New England’s homegrown country music talent, and tells you where to catch them locally and in Nashville. Click here to view previous catches.

    *Singer/songwriters with original music: Please submit for consideration on The Local Catch by emailing: carolyn.kruse@bbgi.com

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