Country Style Singing with Jamie Collins
March 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Handmade Music School presents Country Style Singing with Jamie Collins at the Floyd Country Store on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 from 4:00-6:00pm. Cost is $25.
Join me for a singing workshop that will review some of my favorite singing style techniques, from some of my favorite country singers. In this workshop, we will look at a few examples of work from artists such as Dolly Parton, Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, and George Jones, and talk about their vocal delivery. Each selection will showcase the artist’s unique sound that makes it some of my favorite music to listen to. As a singer, I aspire to sound like some of my favorite singers while still delivering my own unique sound through the song.
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.