Inspired by artists such as The Band, Whiskeytown, The Allman Brothers Band, CSN, and Kevn Kinney to name a few, Atlanta folk/rock trio Collins Drive has earned themselves a steadily growing fan base because of their dynamic live performances and roots laden storytelling folk/rock. After three years of performing live shows all over the Atlanta area, Collins Drive have recently released their much anticipated self-titled debut album on May 20th.
Recorded at Electron Garden Studios and produced by the band and Tim Delaney, the songs on Collins Drive's debut album tell stories and paint pictures of Southern living. Life through the eyes of a washed up blues man that never got his time (Drunk on Sunday), a Chapel Hill woman waiting in the rain for her bus home (Cemetery Angel), and returning to the town where you grew up (Ghost Town) are just a few examples of this. There’s nothing complex and there are no deep, hidden meanings to these songs. They are just little slices of life put into songs that are easy to grasp on to and easy to connect with. Just give them a listen and maybe you’ll find yourself in some of these scenes and stories.
Collins Drive are:
Don de Leaumont – Guitars/Harmonica/Lead Vocals
Mike Satterlee – Drums
Allison Shockley – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Marty's review: Folk/Rock fans, you will just soak this one up! This trio from Atlanta has a sound firmly entrenched in folk roots and know how to tell a good story. 9 original tracks with a crisp, fresh and uncluttered production, vocals that bring out each lyric with ease and an overall sound that is simple, raw, a little black in parts but totally enjoyable from start to finish. Repeated listens are guaranteed.
Stream and download the album on iTunes HERE