Collins Drive returns to the Red Light Cafe for their last show before heading in to the recording studio to record their new album. They will be joined by Alex & Todd who will kick things off at 8pm and then Collins Drive will take the stage around 9pm.
Thursday is the new Friday so c'mon out, get a beer (or whatever else warms the bones) and join us for fun night of music sometimes even witty stage banter!
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds.
Collins Drive is a band that just wants to bring their favorite kinds of music into one place and create a sound and songs that everyone can connect with at some level. Collins Drive’s songs tell stories and paint pictures of Southern living whether it is from the eyes of a washed up bluesman that never got his time to a woman waiting in the rain for her bus home. There’s nothing complex and there’s 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 is:
Don de Leaumont — Lead Vocals / Guitar / Harmonica
Mike Satterlee — Drums
Allison Shockley — Bass Guitar
Both Alex and Todd are well-known in the Atlanta music scene. Alex has played guitar and banjo since grammar school in folk, old-time, and bluegrass groups, and lead guitar in rock bands. He has played with Larry Campbell of Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh and Levon Helm fame, Mike Dowling, Toby Walker, and David Bromberg. He is the most accomplished fingerpicker and you will hear the influence of Doc Watson, Norman Blake, David Bromberg, Merl Travis and other Delta blues musicians. Alex was an original member of The Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music and has played in bluegrass groups including fifteen years with The Sorghum Syrup Soppers Old-Time String Band. He has also played in many diverse musical situations from The Galax Old-Time Fiddler’s convention to rock and roll bands.
Todd started playing bass in high-school bands and has since played professionally since the late ‘80’s. He has played with many local Atlanta acts and has studied with Jack Casady and Bryon House. He’s played almost every Atlanta venue and with Alex by his side his musical voice comes to fruition. Though primarily a bassist, Todd is an accomplished drummer and guitarist fronting and participating in many local musical projects.
Alex and Todd are alumni of Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. They had to go all the way to the Ranch in Ohio to meet and thank goodness they did as the love and respect for music that was germinated in the Ohio River Valley has blossomed into a musical embrace here in Atlanta, an embrace that seems to grab and include those within earshot. The interplay between Alex’s acoustic fingerpicking and Todd's melodic bass guitar has provoked positive notices all over Atlanta. They are simply the most stunning duo around.