Shawn Collins

Shawn Collins


A drummer who loves songs more than cymbals, he's armed with a finessed brush technique and an extensive percussive knowledge. All while still able to rock out. His time spent touring with a beat poet only strengthened his ability to relay the message of a poem or song.


It all began in 1986 with the Country Cousins, his father’s original and cover country band. In high school there was the 80’s rock band (Hot Pursuit), in college the 90’s alternative group (9 Ball) and the post-punk fury of The Fiascoes. In 1997 a home was found in Splendorgrass, an all-original, alt-country trio, which toured the East Coast. This included a performance at Woodstock ’99. The rhythm section of Splendorgrass then created The Honey Wagon, a classic outlaw-country cover band that performed regionally across New York State. Shawn has relocated to Atlanta, GA, and has recently performed with a Grammy Nominated Country artist. It is songwriters like Lyle Lovett, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson that continue to drive Shawn to perform.


The Fiascoes Various Recordings
Splendorgrass hi, how are ya?
Connor Rand and The Red Dirt Band (self-titled)