Colin Spring
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Colin Spring

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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Dashboard Tallies, Pedestrian Kills (1998)
Meet The Sea…Or Be Washed Up (2000)
Cancion del Pollo w/ The Band That Murdered Silence(2004)
How I Came To Cry These Tears of Cool (2005)



Highballs For The Lowbrow is the fifth album by NW based musician Colin Spring. It features eleven original tracks with the final cut being a cover of the 1974 Sammy Johns hit “Chevy Van”.

Spring has a gifted ability with lyrical twists and turns, and a talent for blending social commentary, melancholy and humor. An album highlight is the keyboard performance of Grammy Award Winner Larry Knechtel (Bridge Over Troubled Water), who plays on the aforementioned cover song and was the producer of the original version.

Other album standouts include the perceptive opener Selling Reality, the crowd favorite Good Looking Man, the sparse Nebraska-esque Reservation Strays, and the bittersweet Baby, Don’t Sweat It.

Notable Accomplishments

Colin was finalist at the prestigious Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival and has opened for Americana icon and Juno Winner Fred Eaglesmith several times (and has twice MC’d Fred’s annual Southern Picnic in Ontario, Canada).

He has also opened for several national acts including Greg Brown, Chris Smither, Devil Makes 3, Richard Buckner, Bobby Bare Jr, Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets', John Doe of X, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk 3), Evan Dando of the Lemonheads, Jon Langford of the Mekons and others….

Press Reviews For Previous Albums
*Top 12 DIY Albums Performing Songwriter
*Balancing folk-rock intelligence and indie rock swagger, Colin Spring blossoms on his fourth album…a master of heartfelt story-songs in the tradition of vintage Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan.-All Music Guide John D. Luerssen (author River Edge, The Weezer Story)
*…the kind of tunes that make other songwriters look as if they’ve acquired language by mistake-The Oregonian
*Spring’s exceptional storytelling skills and captivating lyrics keep the listener enthralled…vivid, emotional narratives never fail to leave one contented-The Big Takeover
*Spring lands in the company of the most important talents this town (Seattle) has produced in recent years...Meet the Sea is the best album since Modest Mouses’ second release -The Stranger
*Spring's enormously insightful, heartfelt lyrics, which he sings in a narrative, Dylan-like vocal style, that constantly keep the listener absorbed. With nary a weak moment, this excellent LP(Cancion del Pollo) ranks among the most pleasant surprises of the year. -The Big Takeover
*Colin Spring understands the romance of a dirty kiss, the pathos of a sidewalk full of bandy-legged
drunks. -Everett True-music journalist/Melody Maker/author