BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — With five Juno nominations and seven Canadian Folk Music Awards under his belt, Andrew Collins admits to broad musical influences. Citing an earlier fixation with Pink Floyd mixed with a healthy love of jazz and other music categories, he attempted to describe the trio's style. "Our genre is so hard to describe," said Collins. "Along with a lot of different instruments, we draw from bluegrass, jazz, classical, celtic, folk, rock… the sky's the limit!"
The Andrew Collins Trio has four albums publicly available. Each of their first three albums featured mostly instrumental recordings but Andrew Collins has a soft spot for their latest effort Tongue and Groove, which has generously incorporated his vocal talents as well. "I’m most excited about the new double release which features one album of all vocal material and one album of all instrumental music," said Collins.
The group has toured internationally but they are well-known as some of the founders of the Toronto bluegrass scene which has become one of the most explosive in the world. Over the past 20 years, the trio has built on their success and will be coming to this area to play for a local audience.
The band will play Desboro Music Hall on Friday, September 13. The show begins at 7:30pm with ethereal-folk artist Annie Sumi, who has been asked to open for the likes of Buffy Sainte-Marie and Jim Cuddy. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are $25 each. For more information, visit the Desboro Music Hall website. For tickets, call 519-377-2358.
Andrew Collins Trio music is also available at their website, iTunes or Amazon.
For a chance to win two tickets to the show and a copy of the double CD Tongue & Groove, enter our Tongue and Groove Contest. Winners will be chosen Thursday, September 12.
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