Scott Collins has had the privilege of gracing the most famous stages in the “live music capital of the world”. The Austin based singer-songwriter brings a blend of indie-folk and Americana to the stage. He displays an authentic and emotive element that draws on personal inspiration, and is reflected in his performances, both live and in the studio.
Collins is no amateur to the music scene, having emerged in 2010 with his pet project, the Suicide Pistols to his tight-knit hard rocking outfit, Southbound Drive. Collins has been fortunate to ride the wave of highs and lows and keeps persisting with his passion no matter what hurdles present themselves.
Having worked closely with Grammy nominated producer Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith, it was the single “Marigold” which has generated the most recognition amongst the artists’ body of work to-date. The song was chosen for placement in a series of NASCAR commercials and was selected 2nd in the singer-songwriter category and 3rd in the love songs category at the 2014 Austin Songwriters Group annual symposium.
Having toured the country with his former band this hardworking musician has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many famous industry professionals including Old Crow Medicine Show’s Willie Watson and more recently Possessed By Paul James at his sold out show in Austin. Collins was invited to co-write in Nashville alongside publisher Debbie Throckmorton daughter of legendary country singer songwriter Sonny Throckmorton, Tammy Dodge and Grammy winner Roxie Dean.
Scott Collins has been at the forefront of the local music scene including KUTX 98.9’s ‘Austin Music Minute’ with Laurie Gallardo, performing at the stations notable Studio 1A and showcasing at SXSW in 2015 and again in 2017 & 2018. After fronting his previous bands, Collins dove back to his roots to focus on his solo project but continues to surround himself with talented musicians once he takes to the stage.
In addition to his songwriting and performing Collins founded Chicken Run Studios in 2015: a publishing company and recording studio designed by Academy Award winning engineer and producer Chet Himes who also produced Scott's 2017 release which led to an East Coast tour that Winter.
In early 2018 Collins wasted no time in returning to the studio to work on his forthcoming EP. He assembled a band who set out to capture a raw rock sound which led to bringing a new set of songs to life. What better way to transform Collins' vision was to once again call on long time friend and music legend Chris "Frenchie" Smith. "Roadmaps" the latest EP from Scott Collins is set for release on Friday August 3rd followed by a West Coast tour.
"Roadmaps" is the definitive example of how Collins shows no boundaries and opens his mind of endless storytelling and heartwarming knowledge. An emotive turn at ones true self whilst proving that his music has not only evolved but has also stayed true to its roots.