06 Dragon by greaterthancollective published on 2013/07/22 19:28:38 +0000 A. tom collins is a songwriter who is hard to pigeon-hole, navigating the murky swamps of New Orleans R&B and '60s Soul, and following the cues of diverse influences from Tom Waits and Cab Calloway, to The Stooges and Sam Cooke. A. tom collins drops anchor with an impressive crash at each and every port, transfixing bewildered audiences with his strange brand of old time futurism that is as familiar as it is refreshing. Expect wild horns, surprising rhythms, catchy gang chants, and one hell of a live show led by piano-man Aaron Collins, whom Westword called 'one of the city's best front-men.' In his short history, a. tom collins has been a featured headliner the Denver Post Underground Music Showcase in 2011 and 2012, made appearances at SXSW 2011 and 2012, Denver's Westword Music Showcase (2010/2011/2012), Snowball Music Festival 2012 in Vail, the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, Bohemian Nights Festival in Ft. Collins, and New Belgium's Tour de Fat . He returned to Austin in March for SXSW 2013, and finished a month-long European tour in June, with dates in Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and France.