New Cd Around The Sun Is Here!
Clinton Collins, either as a solo artist or with his band, presents a unique blend of Americana music, along with original, creative songwriting. His musical journey guides us through places and to people that seem familiar and stories that resonate with us all. From the rural back roads to the places of the heart; melodies are filled with humor and observations about relationships, faith and everyday living. Clinton is a sought after artist who performs throughout the year at house concerts, coffeehouses, festivals and special events.
Appalachian born, Clinton was raised listening to the country and bluegrass music of his family's record collection. His dad loved Flatt and Scruggs and their Martha White show on Saturday night television was a must watch in the Collins household. His siblings brought back their favorite music once they had grown and ventured into the world to find work. With their influence he would hear Motown, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard...Clinton's interest in guitar began growing and even after his brother bought him his first real guitar, a hollow body Silvertone with amp. Later in high school he befriended two songwriters that really help shape his desire to write and become an artist. There he joined the first of many bands for the next few years playing proms to bars. After the bands, Clinton began playing more acoustic material and began writing his own material. It wasn't long until he had gathered enough material to record his first project. Since that time he has released over five projects and now his latest for 2016, Around The Sun, is the album he's been waiting to record for some time. A mixture of many influences with the fingerprint of his own style can be found on each tune. Along with the projects each live performance Clinton welcomes the audience into a comfortable and intimate setting where they become part of the story and leave with a new friend. Catch him this year and visit our store for a our cds and apparel.
Aiming High Rocketboys Songwriting Contest
Newsong Festival Songwriter
The Next Great WV Song Contest
“Clinton Collins has appeared on my nationally syndicated program “Song of the Mountains” seen across America on public television. Our audience loved his music especially his original material. Clinton is always a pleasure to work with and delivers a very pleasing and professional performance”. - Tim White, Host and Executive Coordinator Song of the Mountains
"We always love it when Clinton Collins comes to Tamarack, an annual favorite. He plays music that appeals to people of all ages and have a great following of fans that come from around the state to hear him perform. The audience leaves with a smile on their face wanting to know when he'll will be back." - Kelly Elkins, Events Director TAMARACK:The Best of West Virginia
"Clinton is an amazing performer, songwriter and storyteller. I have seen him perform many times and have never failed to be impressed by his talent and by the truth that pours out in his music." - Chris H., House Concert Host