He has killer tone! Anybody who’s into a good smokin’ tenor sax—ya’ll in for a treat!
Some musicians simply sound good, and Mr. Collins is one of them. He has flow...
With a surprisingly gruff voice, he delivers his rollicking original tunes that blend the down-and-out sensibility of Tom Waits with the barrelhouse American roots sound of The Band.
Collins’s soulful croak definitely deserves to be heard.
This record is a minor masterpiece, showing the best of what Woodstock is about….a master player, Collins makes music that has a latent Lowell George vibe. [About The 'John Brown' EP]
Collins on “The ‘John Brown’ EP” shows why so many notable musicians — including Melissa Etheridge and the late Levon Helm, in addition to (Gregg) Allman — have enlisted his talents. His approach to making music is measured, but his reach is wide
This group has a knack for chunky New Orleans-flavored momentum, out-in-the-alley jazz a’ la Sonny Rollins and raspy Dr. John/Tom Waits-sounding angular blues poetry.
His tunes are funky and fun, memorable and crafted. And they’re not exactly like anything you’ve ever heard.... His vocals are dusty from the road and dues paid.”
Their sound is an amalgam of jazz,gospel,funk, and blues that often recalls an urban version of The Band....
This robust tenor saxophonist is a great example of a player whose varied experiences nurture a deeper musical personality.