Wes Collins comes to Norman for Winter Wind at The Depot on Sunday, January 12, 2020 for a 7:00 pm concert of “guitar driven folk-pop with teeth.”
Collins released his debut album, One Layer Down, in January 2013 after taking first place in the 2012 North Carolina Songwriter's Co-op Song Contest. He made the finals in the 2013 Kerrville, Texas, New Folk Competition, and in 2015 made it back to Kerrville as one of the six winners.
In 2017 Wes took second place in Moravia Texas's 2017 Songwriter Serenade and received a songwriting fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council, who declared “His skill with the guitar makes the most of his imaginative arrangements and nuanced control of cadence and phrasing, underscoring the subtlety and bite of his lyrics. He credits many other singer/songwriters in his musical tent as inspiration, including Neil Finn, Gillian Welch, Bruce Cockburn, and Patty Griffin, but Collins is well on his way to establishing his own voice as one we should value.” Collins used the fellowship money to fund the recording of his new CD, Welcome to the Ether.
Wes has played throughout the Southwest, from the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to a formal showcase at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Austin. To hear his music and learn more visit www.wescollins.com/about.
The Depot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create and present excellent and innovative fine arts programs for the enrichment and education of the community.
Winter Wind Concerts are made possible in part by the City of Norman Parks and Recreation Department and by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council. Contributors include: Cindy Merrick - Therapy in Motion; Hugh & Keri Young; Skye Diers - Gingerbread Nursery School; Bruce & Trisha Bunce; Tom McAuliffe - Don Cies; and The Montford Inn. Friends are: EB Dancer; Danna Primm; Bob Schlegel; Jennifer Bell & Curtis Ensler; and Lazy Circles Brewing.