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Eddie Collins

As a performer, Eddie plays regularly with several groups in his hometown of Austin, Texas, including The Piney Grove Ramblers and Danny Santos y Los Bluegrass Vatos. Collins’ sideman credits are as diverse as having played with bluegrass legends to cutting his performing teeth in the country and oldies field as a sideman to the super-oldies group, The Drifters, and country music legend Wynn Stewart. He has performed for two presidents and won an Academy of Country Music Award as part of the “Best House Band in the USA” (1981). He won the Southern California Banjo Championship in 1985 and placed 2nd in the 1999 Texas State Banjo Contest. Collins has appeared on 25+ recordings, including six solo CDs and has produced albums for several other artists.

Beyond performing, Eddie Collins is regarded nationally as one of today’s foremost instructors in the acoustic music field, specifically for 5-string banjo, mandolin, and flatpick and Travis style guitar. He has over 30 instructional titles, many with publishers such as Hal Leonard and Mel Bay. He is a monthly columnist for "Banjo News Letter" and has published articles for numerous magazines and websites.