Formed in 2012 we are Houston based Indi- Americana band.
We released our first full length CD "Building Bridges," featuring some of Houston's finest musicians, including the likes of Paul Wall, Kelly Doyle, Geoffrey Muller, Chase Hamblin & the Roustabouts and The Axiom Quartet in November 2013.
“Departures,” their second full length CD released January 2015 is in some respects a continuation of the journey started with “Building Bridges.” The CD was recorded at their familiar stomping grounds, the historic SugarHill Recording Studios in their hometown of Houston, Texas. The songs are like drops of emotional blood wrung out from the lessons that life offers about the heart and heart break and taking chances and letting go. See attached review: http://www.freepresshouston.com/local-love-willy-collins-band/
Our music has been described as Americana, “but bot strictly on the county/folk side of things, instead shifting smoothly over to a New Orleans-y sound or even to something further away, almost gypsy-sounding.”
We have played all over Texas and Arkansas in the past few years: Warehouse Live, Bohemeos, The Last Concert Café, Avant Garden, The Woodlands Waterway Festivals, The Big Top, Braman Winery, Buffalo Creek, Hopkins Ice House, AR, The Rattle Inn, Austin, Opening Bell in Dallas, The UT Mac Center and Fairgrounds, Fat Jacks, AR, Pearland International Festival, Boyd Music Festival, Houston Grand Prix 2013 and 2014, and your great festival The Wildflower Festival in Richardson, TX, in 2014.
We are scheduled to play unofficial showcase shows at “SXSW” in March 2015 at The Rattle Inn and Kebabalicious, and Houston’s Kenneally’s “St. Patrick’s Day Festival” , Houston’s “Main Street Madness Festival” “Shreveport’s Mudbug Festival” in May 2015, Houston’s “Earth Day Festival” in April 2015, ‘The Boyd Music Festival” in Ladonia Tx in September, just to name a few.
Attached please find a link to our EPK (http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/727947)
You can check out the rest of our music on our website: http://thewillycollinsband.net/
Also, here are links to our latest videos: