Ginny Mitchell’s music is a “rootsy” mix of Americana, folk and country.
An accomplished singer, writer and instrumentalist, Ginny began singing at age 4 and playing guitar at 12. First-time listeners and longtime fans are drawn in by her honest soulful delivery.
Her accomplishments started in British Columbia, Canada, where Ginny won the Canadian Country Music Associations Best New female Vocalist. This win lead her to tour throughout Canada and the US.
Ginny’s firstCD, “A Wild Rose” had a sweet roster with Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss, John Jorgenson among others. Mark Schatz was the producer and together they created a gem with her first CD.
Her CD, “Just to Hear Your Voice”, received praise and airplay across the US. It showcases Ginny’s growth as an artist, unafraid to tackle classics like “Stardust”, Ginny holds her own, belting out Don Henley’s “Heart of the Matter” and shines a light on her songwriting ability with her own heartfelt songs, “Miss You Boy” and “Ed and Alice”.
Ginny is completing songs for her fall studio sessions. She has a regular rotation of gigs, students and film production work.
Ginny and her husband Marty Collins founded the Digital Media Factory, a 15,000 square foot studio for music and film production. The studio was home base for movies, concerts and events from 2005 until Marty’s death in 2016. For more information on the past several years please refer to the Santa Cruz Sentinel articles by Wallace Baine. and the Marty Collins story.
“Ginny Mitchell was named Canadian New Artist of The Year. She is a wild rose with a beautiful voice. I once booked her as a solo act for Merle Haggard in Sacramento in front of a roomful of 900 Central Valley Cowboys … solo (although Merle’s guitar player could not resist joining her)… and she had them singing along on the second song .”
– Tom Miller, booker, Don Quixote’s International Folk & Acoustic Concert Series
“I am knocked out by Ginny’s voice and her most deserving self.”
– Lacy J. Dalton
“Mitchell exudes a warm friendliness and fresh enthusiasm of a youthful romance. Despite the fleeting feeling such maudlin sentiments might suggest, Mitchell’s music has true staying power, making her one of the area’s best-loved performers.”
– GOODTIMES, Santa Cruz, California
“Ginny Mitchell and her band provide one of the most refreshing evenings of music found this year…superb vocals and soulful delivery.”
– Edmonton Sun
"Ginny has professionalism, competence but more than this, heart. It is a privilege working with Ginny."
–Gary Fjellgaard, Singer/Songwriter