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Country Style Singing with Jamie Collins

June 2 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

The Handmade Music School presents Country Style Singing with Jamie Collins at The Floyd Country Store on Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Cost is $30.

Country Style Singing with Jamie Collins
Country Style Singing with Jamie Collins

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

This singing workshop will focus on a couple traditional Carter family tunes such as “Keep on the Sunny Side” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”. In addition to the traditional songs the class will focus on the stylings of the late Bluegrass musicians Dave Evans and Dr. Ralph Stanley. I want to dive into the songwriting of the Stanley Brothers and Dave Evans and the delivery of Dave’s “Pretty Green Hills” and The Stanley Brothers’ “Jacob’s Vision”. The way these masters delivered the songs with so much feeling through their singing is how I strive to write, play, and sing music.

About Jamie:

Born and raised encircled by the rich history of mountain music traditions of the Blue Ridge, Jamie Collins carries tradition forward with her own fresh take on bluegrass, old-time, and country music.

Hailing from Bristol, Tennessee known as the Birthplace of Country Music, Collins was born to a mountain music family featuring her flatpicking virtuoso father, Tony Collins. Instilled with a deep love and appreciation for the local  traditions at a young age, Collins grew up attending festivals and fiddlers’ conventions, where she witnessed some of the best in old-time and bluegrass. Inspired by the musicians in her life, Collins would go on to pick up several instruments, including the guitar and upright bass. 

In addition to the instruments that she plays, Collins is also a celebrated Appalachian singer, which has made her a sought after harmony singer on other artists’ projects. Her musical prowess has garnered her several prizes at Fiddlers’ Conventions throughout the region including the highly regarded Galax Fiddlers Convention.

Collins has performed alongside her family, as well as with The Rose Sisters, The Heather Berry + Tony Mabe Show, Mason Via + Hot Trail Mix, Adam Bolt, and with her own group featuring Martha Spencer and Brett Morris, The Blue Ridge Girls. 

As a solo artist, Collins has released an album entitled “Enjoy Life” which encapsulates the positivity that she brings to the world. Offering a mix of original songs and traditional numbers, the album features a multitude of regional talent with Collins at the center.


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