Originally from Guilford, CT, cellist Martha Colby left her freelance career in NYC to be out west with bears, wolves and pine martens, and work as a resident musician for America’s first national park, Yellowstone. As a cellist she began her Yellowstone career in 2007, at the park’s historic Lake Yellowstone Hotel with the Lake String Quartet. She is also the resident soloist performing as a cellist, pianist, and vocalist at the Old Faithful Inn (summer season) and the Old Faithful Snow Lodge (winter season).
While in NYC, Martha earned her living playing and creating a variety of musical styles including: classical (chamber and orchestral), jazz, pop, folk, rock, latin and avant-garde free improvisation. Martha is graduate of Berklee College of Music where she was a recipient of the Joe Venuti Jazz Masters Award and has also been awarded several Meet the Composer grants. Colby is featured on numerous CD’s as well as her own — Across Two Rivers — featuring her own voice, cello, piano playing and original compositions, and Bear Jams and Cello Jams – typical of her performances in Yellowstone on cello and vocals. She is what you wind up with when you get a kid who grew up listening and playing all kinds of music, thought she wanted to be a rock star bass player, keyboardist, and lead singer, and wound up with a cello.
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