Coleman Jennings is a full-time college student by day and a country artist by night in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Jennings was born in New York and lived in Connecticut until he was about 7 before moving to Texas, and he’s called Austin his home ever since. His love for music started with his mom and singing in choirs.
“So my mother was on a sort of off-Broadway sort of thing, so she was very musical, artistic,” Jennings, said. “Since I was very young, she had my sister and me take vocal lessons.”
At the end of his sophomore year, he started a band with a former cover group, dubbing themselves Coleman Jennings and the Roaddogs. Jennings spent the summer of 2022 making five or six songs and driving back and forth from Dripping Springs to Austin – writing, composing and producing every song on their EP, “Know No Leash.” He said every part of the process was new to him.
“I went straight from, like, never having even recorded a single song to try to make an entire song,” Jennings said. “And produced with all instruments and figuring it out and doing it the right way and making it sound good.”
Many have asked Jennings about the inspiration behind the EP’s leading song, “Caroline.”
“It’s not really about anybody in particular; it’s just that I thought Caroline was a great name. It’s a phonetically good name for a chorus, for lyrics in general,” Jennings said. “I just wanted to write a song about maybe a couple that I envisioned in my mind or something.”