"....one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades"
"...the Pope of Open Mic village."
- Southwest Journal
"...lyrics of Hank Williams, the addiction of the melodies of the Beatles, the authenticity of the sound of Doug Sahm"
- efeeme.com (Spain)
....Collins chooses to write songs that are immediately direct and appealing...
A highly accessible, charming and dare I say wholesome collection of jangly, semi rootsy guitar pop with echoes of classy/classic songmen such as Roy Orbison and Nick Lowe -
Chris Riemenschneider (Minneapolis) Star Tribune
GOOD SAD NEWS voted #3 Best 2018 American release in Spain by Ruta66 Magazine!
TOO LATE AT NIGHT
RELEASE DATE JUNE 24TH 2022
Whether it's something as menial as a pair of shoes, an oddly named Missouri town or a major life change like death and divorce, this smiley and warmly voiced Twin Cities Americana singer has a knack for writing songs that are easily relatable, lightly humorous and undeniably sweet. On his new album "Too Late at Night," he also now has an ace band to lay down stylish twang behind the tunes, including two Gear Daddies members. - (Mpls) Star Tribune
Called "one of the most brilliant songwriters to emerge from the Twin Cities in nearly two decades" by southernminn.com, Doug Collins's hooky mix of Beatle-esque pop and classic country are highlighted in his energetic shows (both solo and with his crack band, the Receptionists), soulful singing, and honest, emotional songs. His last two CD's were voted "Best of the Year" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and his most recent, Good Sad News, was voted #3 best American release in Spain by Ruta66 Magazine.
St Paul MN
new band pic
Band pic White Squirrel
The Brass Hat
w/the Receptionists, guests
St Paul MN
Publicity: Ellen Stanley/EFS Publicity
Pulicity, Europe: Peter Holmstedt/Hemifran www.hemifran.com