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Collins Drive is:
Don de Leaumont: Lead Vocals/Electric & Acoustic Guitar/Harmonica
Mike Satterlee: Drums/Percussion
Allison Shockley: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Atlanta based American Roots Rock trio Collins Drive was born of a chance encounter that would change the lives of three musicians forever. After dishearteningly trying to put a band together, folksinger/songwriter Don de Leaumont figured his time in bands was over and was ready to continue on as a solo performer. Bassist Allison Shockley found Don’s nearly expired Craig’s List ad and reached out to him about maybe starting something. The two met for drinks and Shockley told de Leaumont that she had a great drummer in mind named Mike Satterlee. The three got together soon after to jam and the energy was nothing short of electrifying. The connection was made and Collins Drive was born.
Inspired by artists such as The Band, Whiskeytown, The Allman Brothers Band, CSN, and Kevn Kinney to name a few, Collins Drive has earned themselves a steadily growing fanbase due to their live performances at such renowned Atlanta venues as Red Light Café, Moonshadow Tavern, and Smith’s Olde Bar. Collins Drive’s songs on their latest album tell stories and paint pictures of Southern living. Life through the eyes of a washed up bluesman that never got his time (Drunk on Sunday), a Chapel Hill woman waiting in the rain for her bus home (Cemetery Angel), and returning to the town where you grew up (Ghost Town) are just a few examples of this. There’s nothing complex and there are no deep, hidden meanings to these songs. They are just little slices of life put into songs that are easy to grasp on to and easy to connect with. Just give them a listen and maybe you’ll find yourself in some of these scenes and stories.
Collins Drive is a band that just wants to bring their favorite kinds of music into one place and create a sound and songs that everyone can connect with at some level. Collins Drive’s songs tell stories and paint pictures of Southern living whether it is from the eyes of a washed up bluesman that never got his time to a woman waiting in the rain for her bus home. There’s nothing complex and there are no deep, hidden meanings to these songs. They are just little slices of life put into songs that are easy to grasp on to and easy to connect with. Just give them a listen and maybe you’ll find yourself in some of these scenes and stories.