With a who's who of Cairns' musicians,
and outstanding southern guest artists Jim Conway, Kirk Lorange, Mike
Kerin, Jeff Mercer, Joe Epps - Andy creates an evocative, powerful new
album that seamlessly builds on the roots music tradition and continues
the unique blending of musical styles into his own distinctive sound.
This album includes a Bonus CD ROM Video
of his award winning song Pascoe River. Hit the road with Sugarcane
and go fishing way, way up north on Cape York.
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I really like it. I hope you can make it over here soon
and be on my King Biscuit Time Show.
Sunshine" Sonny Payne, Radio KFFA, Helena,
One masterpiece of an album and it is in rotation on both
of our blues shows.
Mark Smith, Radio KJLU, Jefferson City, Missouri,
Yes l got it and l love it. Im getting you Atlanta
Mike Bean, Radio WRFG, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
I love it. Be playing it soon.
Chef Eddys New Blues Revue, Fort Smith, Arizona,
Both my co-host and l really like the record. It is in
our regular blues rotation and listed on our website under " hot
Jeff Harris, Radio WITR, New York, USA
The video clip of Pascoe River is fantastic & worth
the price of the CD by itself!
James Walker, The Sunday Journal, Kankakee, Illinois,
Its an exotic mix. What Jimmy Buffet does for the
Gulf waters of Florida in the US Collins does for Cairns and beyond.
Noel Mengel, Courier-Mail, Brisbane
The bonus multimedia CD Rom Pascoe River offers a window
through which Collins music meets sunny outdoors OZ much as Jimmy
Buffets music conjures Florida.
Alan Fark, MINOR 7th.com USA
Its a pleasure to listen to your new album. The
video clip of Pascoe River is amazing.
Xavier Boulanger, Delta Blues Show, Albi, France
The album is great! A nice mix of styles. The bonus CD
Rom is also a great idea.
Brendan Dowd, Scottish Internet Radio
I love it, the sound recording is excellent, the song
styles are various, you are a very good guitarist and singer.
Serge Warin, Radio Canal Bleu, Brive, France
It is a very special album. I love how you put those Australian
influences in your style of blues. Great stories behind the tunes too.
Marc Frijlink, " Blues Train Radio ",
Thanks a lot for the album its great! Im playing
Bare Bellied Joe and Two to the Valley. l love the Australian flavour
of your songs.
Brian Barclay, " Cool Blue ", Radio Network,
I have to congratulate you because this album is excellent.
You play and sing the blues so well and you swing very very well. You
can be sure to be heard around Bordeaux on my radio program. Encore
Joelle Maraton, Tresses, France
His music is laden with an integrity often missing from
Helen Farley, The Groove, Blues Association of South
Creative songs wonderful arrangements very
well sung and played in fact an excellent production.
Henry Prokop, 101 FM, Brisbane
Im hugely impressed. The album is getting lots of
Arthur Elliot, 99.7 FM, Brisbane
Great songs! Particularly enjoyed the treatment of Click
go the Shears, and Two to the Valley brought back memories of the old
Mark Doherty, Nothing but the Blues,
4ZZZ FM, Brisbane
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ANOTHER DAY (Qld Song of the Year 2004)
Relationship breakdowns often turn ugly
2. LAKE STREET SERENADE
(Qld Songwriter of the Year 2004)
You might call this my ode to the north.(Lake
Street is the main street of Cairns)
" Tarzan " FOMENKO
In 1955, at the age of 24, Michael Fomenko,
the son of Princess Machabelli, a member of the pre- revolutionary Russian
aristocracy, left Sydney and headed to the far north to realise his
dream of living in the jungle. Killing crocodiles and wild pigs with
only a machete, living with remote Cape York aborigines, paddling his
dugout canoe from the Daintree River to the Torres Strait and countless
other adventures, Michael is legendary for his amazing exploits in the
deep jungles of the empty north and is Australias own real life
Tarzan. Now in his seventies, Michael is still out there running to
the beat of a different drum.
4. BARE BELLIED JOE
Sitting around the kitchen table late one night
an old mate asked me if l could do Click go the Shears as
a blues. As chance would have it, a gritty style blues sat very well
with the sweat stained lyrics of Australias best known shearing
song. I doubt a traditional bush ballad has ever been done this way
before and to mark the occasion l asked two of Australias most
respected blues players to join me, Jim Conway on harmonica and Kirk
Lorange on slide guitar.
5. TWO TO THE VALLEY
Fortitude Valley, aka The Valley, is the main
entertainment precinct of Brisbane. Back in the old days when the trams
were still running two to the valley, thanks mate was the
regular request to the conductors who issued the tickets. I lived in
Brisbane in the year 2000 and did my first Brisbane gigs in The Valley.
McWhirters is a landmark building in the heart of the valley and the
diehards is the nickname of the Valleys rugby league
football team that plays in the Brisbane A grade comp.
This song about infidelity has a nice sting
in its tale.
7. BLIND WILLIE ( Qld
Blues / Roots Song of the Year 2004 )
A tribute song to one of my acoustic blues
heroes, Blind Willie McTell.
8. WELL THERE YOU ARE
An autobiographical piece.
I started this song when my daughter Rosie
was only a few months old and l finished it quite a few years later.
10. SOME PEOPLE
Everyone refers to some people
in general conversation.
11. ROUND THE COUNTRY
Its a mighty big country and lve
been all the way!
In Australia you can also order this album at all good
record stores through
Only Blues Music Distribution.