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Austin Collins & The Rainbird Set Album Release

01/27/2010
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Singer/Songwriter/Musician Austin Collins and his band The Rainbirds, are set to release their highly anticipated record Wrong Control March 2nd, on Eight Dollar Music Records.

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.

After their acclaimed 2008 release Roses are Black, on Fat Caddy Records, Austin Collins & the Rainbirds set out to forge their own destiny, a decision vindicated by their 2009 win of Airplay Direct's 2009 All Things Americana award. "It wasn't a glamour contest—they're not taking a waitress who's cute and making her a pop star," Collins said. "We were selected out of 130 entrants. We earned this."

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.

Upcoming Tour Dates
San Antonio, Texas * San Antonio Rodeo *February 4
*Austin, Texas * Gruene Hall *February 5
*Dallas, Texas *City Tavern *February 12
* Spicewood, TX * Spicewood Vineyards * February 13
*Austin, Tx *The Parrish (CD Release Party) * February 27
*New Bruanfels, Tx * Gruene Hall * February 28
*Houston, Tx * West Alabama Ice House (CD Release Party) * March 6
*Tomball, Tx * Mainstreet Live *(CD Release Party) * March 10
*Austin, Tx * SXSW Sin City Social Club* Maria's Taco XPress * March 19
*Austin, TX * SXSW Uncorked * March 20

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