Sir C. W. Colt Bio in a CLAMSHELL


In 1958, at the age of 5, CW won his first talent contest with his Elvis impression, singing and dancing. When he was 10 years old Chet Atkins taught him his first guitar chords and he started his own band in San Antonio, Texas. C.W. met Webb Pierce, Ernest Tubbs and Ray Price during this time and began performing for basic trainees on Lackland Air Force Base.

At 12 years of age, CW was entertaining troops in the Philippines, Thailand and Okinawa. Moving to Colorado at 16, CW mastered the banjo and fiddle while living in the mountains. There he started the band Free Lunch that included world class slide guitarist, Sonny Landreth.

At 25, CW recorded “America The Beautiful” at Marty Robbin’s studio in Nashville and put together the “America the Beautiful” show. During this time he performed with Hank Thompson, Buck Trent and Sons of the Pioneers.

Turning 30, CW worked with Jimmy Buffet, Alvin Lee, Bo Diddley and Edgar Winters. He worked with Rita Coolidge, Bill Champlin, and Ronnie Hawkins’s in Jim Carrey’s first movie Copper Mountain in Colorado. Later that year he recorded “The Cowboys Lullaby” with Patsy Montana and toured with her for 2 years.

In Santa Rosa, California, at the age of 35, CW had the pleasure of performing shows with Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Jon Conley, Roy Clark, Doug Kershaw and worked for Narada Michael Walden.

Relocating to the Florida Keys in 1990, CW resided there, compiling 55 years of his original songs and recording the Legends and Treasures series, his personal collection of music. Only to be Knighted by the King himself Mel Fisher of Treasure Salvers of Key West, Florida.