The Cumberland Collective
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The Cumberland Collective


Band Americana Blues


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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Cumberland Collective is a community of independent singer/songwriters and musicians from across the U.S.

Current members include:

Mike Willis, Clay Evans, Connor Rand, Isaac Hayden, Noah Collins, Jason Eskridge, Debra Gordon, Reggie Sullivan, Brendan Bull, De Marco Johnson, Philip Lowman, Ted Pennington... and regular featured guests.

What others are saying:

"At first I thought I was listening to The Band, but then I heard Bonnie Raitt, and then Marvin Gaye. It wasn't a copy band by any stretch; there was talent in every corner of the room and each song seemed better than the last…. In an age where metal, punk, and grunge draw consistent crowds, I'd like to see this band in front of that audience and watch jaws drop."

"With the help of some of the patients keeping the beat, The Cumberland Collective held what felt like a very cool jam session (see video below!). A bit of blues, folk, and gospel topped off with a hint of jazz, the band’s style is hard to pinpoint. It’s unique and catchy - not a single listener sat still as the singers and songwriters produced their own special brand of music magic!."
- Ryan Seacrest Foundation

"Things scaled up fast as the Cumberland Collective took over the stage. Ten musicians put on a clinic in working together and staying out of each other’s way, and the sound was pure joy. Underneath was a smoking rhythm section with a clear-toned acoustic bass and a kit drummer with bite, plus a guy on cajon and another on washtub drum and other bangy objects."
"The CC gave off a vibe of selflessness and musical diversity and integrity that meshes perfectly with what we do. Hope to see them back at Roots soon."
-Craig Havighurst (Music City Roots Blog)

"One of the hits of the Folk Alliance 2012 was new Nashville band, The Cumberland Collective. Consisting of anywhere up to fifteen players, eight of the band’s members made their first trip to the music conference where I watched them create a buzz with their unique blend of, well, just about every music genre you can think of!"
- Liv Carter (Urban Country News)

"With several songwriters of widely varying styles among them The Cumberland Collective’s music is an eclectic mixture unified by a sophisticated evocation of its American-ness. Tunes range from folk-pop anthems to country, contemporary soul to old-time talking blues."
- Todd Dills (Channel 19 Blog)

"The atmosphere seemed to open up and drink in the country soul with artful vocal harmonies and accompanied by saxophone, fiddle and mandolin. At times, listeners could hear The Band and at other times Tom Petty, but the most magnetic attraction came from the charisma and confidence of these friends on stage."