Andrew Collins Trio


Line up

  • ANDREW COLLINS (mandolin, vocals)
  • JAMES MCELENEY (upright bass)
  • MIKE MEZZATESTA (mando family, guitar, fiddle)
  • country:
    Canada
  • region:
    North America
  • style(s):
    • Acoustic
    • Tradimodern
  • label:
    Andrew Collins
  • type:
    Band, Trio
  • gender:
    male
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, vocal, string
  • artist submitted by:

In the newest phase of his career, Andrew is now fronting his own trio. He’s joined by multi-instrumentalist Mike Mezzatesta (mando family, guitar and fiddle) and James Mceleney on upright bass. With such illustrious company, Andrew has continued his defiant experimentation with traditional string band music.

As a solo artist and founding member of some of Canada's most celebrated string bands, Andrew Collins is at the centre of a burgeoning Canadian acoustic music scene. He is a prolific composer, performer, educator, vocalist and accomplished multi-instrumentalist. While mainly known as a mandolin player, Andrew is right at home on the mandola, mandocello, guitar, and fiddle as well, deftly navigating across the bluegrass, old-time, jazz, blues, swing, celtic and classical traditions.

The Andrew Collins Trio has already garnered attention with their debut release A Play On Words (2014), which won them a Canadian Folk Music award for Instrumental Group of the Year. Not easily filed under any one genre, the album gives equal attention to a Bach piece, an original western swing tune, a bluegrassy barn burner and even a couple of vocals, including a mandocello-propelled version of Nick Drake’s One of These Things First. But, as with Andrew’s solo releases, A Play On Words is a yet another homage to the traditions that he’s immersed himself in.

Links

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Images

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Songs

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1

Manifesto Destiny


2

One of These Things First


3

Vivace from Concerto in D Minor


4

Dawggonit





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