Austin Collins & The Rainbird Set Album Release
The band returned to the studio with producer Will Johnson (Centro-matic) to record this past October. The end result--10 tracks--seven of which were written by Collins--the others by fellow band members Dylan McDougall (lead guitarist), and Craig Bagby drummer, who supply the record's driving rhythm section.
Collins says that producer Johnson, who's been moonlighting as the drummer for the Monsters Of Folk tour, "brings the grit and pop of a Centro record to our Americana leanings." "We're obviously proud and very pleased with the album."
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Austin Collins & the Rainbirds make Americana music that would make anyone longing for a Whiskeytown reunion proud. With two previous albums, hundreds of live shows countrywide, a recent contest win, and a new record deal with European label Blue Rose Records, the guys have gained considerable momentum and earned a reputation as a dedicated, hardworking band that produces provocative lyrics and catchy tunes.
There's no doubt, with that take no prisoner attitude, Austin Collins and The Rainbirds will bring a whole lot more people into the fan fold as they hit the road totally "In Control" of their musical destiny.