Loretta Callens began her journey through music at 6 years old. She performed at her local church
and later joined her school’s choir. At age 16 Loretta picked up the guitar and knew it was the instrument
for her. She credits her parents with fostering the love of music which shows in her performances. Music
critic Tom Geddie of Buddy Magazine stated, “Callens can sing”, in his review of Loretta’s first
Loretta recently released a new CD "Life Is Good" along with a companion Texas sweet white table wine (a moscato) from Texas Roads Winery.
Several of Loretta’s recordings received air play on east Texas radio stations, 104.1 The Ranch, 95.3/102.3
The Breeze and KNON Dallas Public Radio.
Presently, Loretta performs at wineries, festivals, art shows & galleries, coffee houses, restaurants and private events.
Loretta’s performances consist of original Texas music along with a mix of covers from the distant to not so distant past.
Genre' styles include folk, folk rock, coffee house, torch, blues, jazz, classic country, bluegrass and rock & roll when she has a band behind her.
Loretta’s performance history includes:
Member of folk duet “Firelight” (1978-1996) and bluegrass band “Pine Hill” (1988-1998).
Opening act at Pickin’ In The Pines 2009 fall show, Pine Mills, Tx.
A featured artists at North Texas Women’s Music Revue 2009, Denton, Tx.
Opened for Texas artists Bob Livingston of the Lost Gonzo Band, Ken Gaines 2005 Texas
Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Maren Morris, Adam Carroll
Performed at venues such as Piney Woods Wine Festival 2011, Dallas Boat Show 2010, Sons of Hermann Hall, Bill’s Records, Texas Independent Music Expo 2009 & 2010, KE Cellars Winery, Texas Roads Winery, Gallery Main Street Tyler, Edom Festival of the arts and many other venues and events.
Aside from songwriting and performing, Loretta has produced sixteen bluegrass festivals, a folk festival, two fund raisers and the Texas Independent Music Expo 2009 and 2010.