Introducing The Andrew Collins Trio

For the last fifteen years, Andrew Collins has been at the forefront of a new acoustic movement that pushes the boundaries of traditional music.  As a solo recording artist and a founding member of the Creaking Tree String Quartet and the Foggy Hogtown Boys, he has earned five Canadian Folk Music Awards and five Juno nominations.

In keeping with his ongoing exploration of the “Chamber Grass” genre, Andrew has teamed up with Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to form the Andrew Collins Trio.   Committed to the innovation of new acoustic music, this ensemble has joined forces to create a compelling body of work that blurs the lines between bluegrass, jazz, old-time, folk, celtic and classical music.  Invoking the traditional sounds of the past while evoking a distinctly contemporary aesthetic, the Andrew Collins Trio demonstrate their compelling musical versatility as they trade off on mandolin, mandola, mandocello, fiddle, guitar, and bass. Their debut release “A Play On Words” is receiving rave reviews and has garnered a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for instrumental band of the year. Watch for the Andrew Collins Trio coming to your town - you won’t want to miss their electric performance.

Please visit the Music section to hear samples of the new album!