Colleen Murphy Beatty is an adventurous explorer in the world of music and arts and an avid creator. From her current project, as the singer and founder of eclectic bluegrass/folk/jam-jazz project, BottleRocket Hurricane, to her book/cd 's "Fairytale Endings" & "Soul Songs", Colleen always tries to keep the message of self actualization and harmony as a theme in her work. She is a thoughtful songwriter, & weaves meaning into her music by uniting elements of consciousness, humor & love in to all she does.
Colleen's (Thinning Veil Artworks) murals and found art can be seen all over the city of Denver & Boulder. Her whimsical pieces incorporate instruments in a unique and relevant way, combining music & art in fresh presentation.
Colleen has been an educator in the city of Denver for over 15 years teaching art & music for DPS, & the Logan School for Expeditionary Learning and DJDS. She Holds a BA in communication ,theatre & sociology & a MA in edu.
She is mom to 3 boisterous boys. A writer, an artist/puppeteer & a musician.