Willy Collins and the BlackTop Junkies
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Willy Collins and the BlackTop Junkies

Houston, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Houston, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Americana Rock




"The Willy Collins Band - "Building Bridges""

““Willy Collins has a gift for words. They can be subtly sharp, almost lost in the mellow country grooves of his band. There is pain conveyed on his new album Building Bridges, and the sorrow goes down so smoothly that it’s nearly undetected. . .Whether or not the lyrics address autobiographical confessions is only for Collins to know; from our standpoint, they sound inspired by a failed relationship. Collins’ gruff voice is on the front of the mix in “You’re Not There,” and it feels so intimate, his emptiness aching through the microphone. “She’s a firework display/On the Fourth of July,” Collins croons on the opening track, “Bang Bang.” But hold off on the celebrations. When Collins sings of things exploding, it probably has nothing to do with pretty lights in the sky but hearts splintering loudly into pieces. And the quite way in which he expresses this discontent delivers a more potent wallop. Bang bang, indeed.”” - No Depression-The Roots Magazine

"Power 95.9"

Houston Texas Based Willy Collins Band brings their eclectic mix of Americana to Hopkin’s Icehouse Saturday night. -


Still working on that hot first release.




The Willy Collins Band formed in 2012 is a Houston based Indi-Texana band. Their music is heart- felt and raw, true to the sound of Texas, a little bit of everything from ballads to swing and all genres in between.

They  released their first full length CD "Building Bridges," featuring some of Houston's finest musicians, including the likes of Paul Wall, Kelly Doyle, Geoffrey Muller, Chase Hamblin & the Roustabouts and The Axiom Quartet in November 2014.


“Departures,” their second full length CD is in some respects a continuation of the journey started with “Building Bridges.”  The CD was recorded at their familiar stomping grounds, the historic SugarHill Recording Studios in their hometown of Houston, Texas. The songs  are like drops of emotional blood wrung out from the lessons that  life offers about the heart and heart break and taking chances and letting go.

Band Members