Colton McKenna

Colton McKenna, a percussive and bass-driven mixture of both americana and reggae, brings to the stage thought provoking originality in both music and lyricism.

"Hold On"

    One of the most groundbreaking musicians and songwriters in the city of St. Augustine, Colton McKenna blends a mixture of both folk and reggae genres combined with heart-tugging lyrics to produce a sound that is specifically unique to him. A St. Augustine native, Colton grew up in the city listening to various local performers and studying music throughout his high school years. He brings to the city an incredibly stripped-down performance that strikes a chord with the human condition within. He is not only thought-provokingly lyrical, he aims to inspire audiences to strive towards action and change for the betterment of themselves and those around them.

    Colton self-produced and recorded his debut album, Simple Seeds, in 2010. Heavily percussive and bass driven, Colton derives a lot of his sound from both the masters of reggae, including Bob and Damien Marley, and also from the intellectual and heartfelt songwriters of the present day such as Iron and Wine and Gregory Alan Isakov. These vastly different influences have given Colton the ability to shape his music in such a way that no one in St. Augustine comes close in comparison of genre.