"....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!