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Gillette's own Danny Colletti will perform a number of his original tunes and discuss how those songs came to be written and arranged during this free event at Campbell County Public Library.
Colletti is a familiar local performer at the likes of the Donkey Creek Festival, open-mic events, Gillette's Got Talent, and other local venues. He cut his first recording of Patti Page's "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" at the age of 4 in a make-your-own-record booth at a train station on the way to Mississippi. "My first instrument was my voice, then a Marine Band harmonica," says Colletti. He has since moved on to various guitars, the ukulele, mandolin, banjo, and Native American flute.
In the days that Colletti was known as Mr. Peabody, he opened for Trisha Yearwood and Jimmie Buffett and hung out with folk music singer-songwriter Steve Goodman (writer of the song "City of New Orleans"). Colletti's band, Natty Bumppo was signed by Warner Brothers Records and after the band disbanded Colletti released "Mississippi Songbird" (available for free download on YouTube).
Don't miss this opportunity "to hear some home-made music, performed by this Gulf Coast raised, chicken fried and spaghettized, grandson of an Italian immigrant from Kemmerer, WY," says D.B. Colletti.