Collins Drive celebrate their 5th anniversary with an evening of Roots Rock and Americana featuring special guests The Brookses and Julie Gribble.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
2018 marks five years of Collins Drive’s musical journey and at this point, the journey is truly just beginning. Four years of creative trials, troubles, strikes, and gutters inspired and fueled the band which can be heard on the release of the band’s self-titled release. Collins Drive are traditional souls with deep roots tied to the folk/rock forefathers such as The Band, CSNY, and Tony Joe White just to name a few. Collins Drive are storytellers that have managed to capture snapshots of Southern living and put them to song. Late night, introspective solo hangs at the Waffle House (“Rest Stop for the Lonely”), the memory of the very first heartbreak (“The Devil is You”), and pondering the process of growing old (“I Drive”) are just a few things that Collins Drive touches upon.
Observant, sentimental, fun, and honest are just a few of the qualities that Collins Drive puts forth in their music. These same qualities are also present in the band’s dynamic live performances that have audiences laughing, smiling, thinking, and tearing up at times. Collins Drive understands the power of song and uses it to their advantage to both entertain and move their audience.
Meg Brooks and Jim Brooks are The Brookses — a daughter/father duo whose love of traditional folk, country and blues shines through in their interpretation of classic songs as well as well-crafted originals. Their tight harmonies and ringing guitar lines evoke the sound of Johnny and June, Gram and Emmy Lou, and the Everly Brothers. Based in Atlanta, they play both as a duo and with a full band.
About Julie Gribble
I started making music while living in Los Angeles. Pursuing acting all my life had been amazing but I needed a break. This ‘break’ led to pickin’ up that dusty guitar and spending hours a day just trying to figure it out. I’m not a chick who can be told I can’t do something so after a few open mics I got offered my first gig. This gig led to the next year; I made my first record, got signed on with a small label, did my first tour and worked long hours at a coffee shop to pay the bills.
I went off on my own and started booking tours around the US. I was given the opportunity to perform on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tyra Banks Show. I made my second record during this time, too.
So here we are, a few years later and I just can’t bear the thought of giving up. Moved back to the east coast, had supporting roles in the movies Quarantine 2: Terminal and Ride Along, performed for a third time on The Late Late Show and finished my sixth record, Crimson Sky. I realized finally that if I’m not playing music I’m just not happy. Meeting people all around the country, hearing their stories, sharing a moment in their journey and mine is what drives me.
The people that surround me are crazy in the best way, like me. Yes we are opinionated but that’s because we stand firm in our beliefs that great music comes from the heart, not a formula. I’m told all the time that my music is ‘outside the box.’ Ya know what? I like it that way… ‘cause in the end I’ll know I gave this dream a damn good shot with integrity and passion. I say ‘cheers’ to a good dream, a shot of whiskey, some laughs and a hell of a lot of hard work!