Colton got his start while attending Southern Methodist University where he began writing and performing songs in and around Dallas. It was there that fate and the internet took Graham to new heights as his songs were quickly spread through file sharing. “I would return to my college dorm room and have e-mails from kids across the country asking where to buy the album”.
As one of those kids who discovered Colton through Napster, I can attest that throughout his career, he continues to put on a great show. Everyone knows all the words and the event is a celebration of great music. The intimate venue of Schuba’s is a perfect space to experience this happening.
Vulnerability, that is what makes an artist. Yes, there needs to be talent…lots of it. But the test of great writing and performing is raw, down dirty honesty blended with genuine hopeful compassion and a dream for what it is we all glimpse from the corner of our eye, the possibility of heaven on earth. And this is a rare combination…requiring experience of life’s pain and pleasures, and a ravenous hunger for life as it should be and can be. Alexander Webb has it. And I have seen it, both on stage and by being with him everyday. He can help us with what is “Up Ahead”, to “Turn Around” and be satisfied with the “Enough” that is more than enough.