A Bill Collings Tribute show coming!
It has been an honor and privilege to be associated with Collings Guitars over the years, as I have traveled periodically performing workshops at some of their dealers as well as playing a Collings guitar frequently in my live performances. It started about 20 years ago, and with shows with Mark Cosgrove and Cody Kilby, we were referred to as “The Collings Trio”. Bill liked that, and told us to roll with it, and so we did. For a couple of years we performed as the trio, between our gigs with our own bands at the time. So, when Bill passed away earlier this year, Mark and I talked of a reunion. As we began planning, it became evident that our schedules would not allow the three of us to be available simultaneously, so sadly Cody will not be with us this time. But instead, joining us will be three-time National Flatpicking champion Roy Curry, and bass man Billy Gee. Here are the dates and places of our 3 shows, with more details to come, including various guest artists.
12/05/17 Jacksonville, Fl The Mudville Grill, 3105 Beach Blvd, Jax Fl
12/06/17 Charlotte, NC Midwood Guitar Studios, 1517 Central Ave, Charlotte NC
12/07/17 Asheville, NC Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC