Christian Collin is a Chicago based singer, songwriter and guitarist devoted to American Blues and roots music. Born in Detroit to a musical family, Christian began playing guitar at age 13 and has never looked back. Having honed his musical chops playing bars and roadhouses across the Midwest for the last ten years, he is a seasoned bandleader whose inspired performances leave audiences consistently impressed.
While an accomplished songwriter, Christian is equally adept as a singer and guitarist. As Robert Noll of Precious Artists International exclaimed, “heartfelt lyrics and a guitar that can testify!” Collin's guitar playing is only rivaled by a voice that can be described as city-grit soulful and as honest as the lyrics he sings.
Previously the front man for Molasses, a blues band that performed regionally and recorded three critically acclaimed albums, Christian recently released his solo debut entitled “American Art.” Showcasing original songwriting while paying homage to his influences, “American Art” fuses diverse musical elements into a coherent and compelling creative statement. Drawing from the rich musical landscape of America, Christian's music incorporates rock, blues, country, folk and even funk as a backdrop to his well crafted lyrics.
Christian Collin is a dynamic artist and performer whose strong songwriting, soulful vocals and exceptional musicianship create a musical stew that excites and inspires. Taking his cues from iconic American songwriters and musicians, Christian's music speaks to both the head and the heart. “A great artist writes lyrics that tell a story and music that stirs the soul.” With a firm grasp on his roots and an eye toward the future, Christian Collin tips his hat to our musical traditions while aiming to leave his mark as a contemporary troubadour.
Alex Evans (Bass),
Chris Morrow (Drums)