Mingo Town Music is happy to welcome Kevin Collins to our family of artists.  Kevin is an Ohio Singer/Songwriter formerly of the band The Lost Revival.   Kevin's debut solo release, "Ohio Town" can be downloaded at https://kevincollins1.bandcamp.com/album/ohio-town

 

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Kevin Collins

Biography


Generally artist biographies are supposed to be written in the third person to insinuate that the subject is important enough to have a neutral party write about himself.  Kevin dispenses with that pretense and just tells you about himself and his music.  

 

I’m the former leader of a failed band called the Lost Revival (for the record, we were very much not a Christian band despite what the band name may insinuate.) We were together for 7 years and released 3 albums.  We toured a bit and played alongside some top notch bands (Dr. Dog, Youth Group, VHS or Beta, the Von Bondies, blah, blah, blah…) The Lost Revival had a big sound and featured up to 8 members at a time, augmenting my songs into what we called “bastardized Americana.”  We had our ups and downs but in the end we were a group of friends and our breakup was not one born out of disagreements, hard feelings, or big egos, but out of necessity.

 

After we disbanded I spent some time working on a homegrown (also see “lo-fi,” “unprofessional,” or “I’m a shitty audio engineer with cheap equipment”) folk/country album.  It’s a collection of spare, mainly acoustic songs with direct lyrics about being a professional failure in the wake of the great recession. The songs are all based around my living room piano or my acoustic guitar and feature drums, percussion, bass, melodica, a child’s xylophone, and my voice. My wife Kelly plays her baritone sax on a song, too.  The songs were mastered by Jay Alton.

My album is called Ohio Town.

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Harvest Kings MTM Happy Hour Showcase The Shrunken Head, Columbus The Shrunken Head, Columbus
Mingo Town Music and Harvest Kings Acoustic Holiday Party The Shrunken Head, Columbus The Shrunken Head, Columbus
Big Room Bar's Tom Petty Tribute - Harvest Kings Big Room Bar, Columbus Big Room Bar, Columbus
Ace of Cups Tom Petty Tribute - Harvest Kings Ace of Cups, Columbus Ace of Cups, Columbus
Tootles Pumpkin Show - Harvest Kings Tootles Pumpkin Inn, Circleville Tootles Pumpkin Inn, Circleville
Harvest Kings at Tree Bar Tree Bar, Columbus Tree Bar, Columbus
Al Smyth's FBnCC Live Weasel Boy Brewing Weasel Boy Brewing
Al Smyth's FBnCC Live Wall Street Tavern, Columbus, Ohio Wall Street Tavern, Columbus, Ohio
Harvest Kings performing Crestfest 2017 CrestFest, Columbus, OH 43202 CrestFest, Columbus, OH 43202
Al Smyth's FBnCC CD Release Party Natalie's Coal Fire Pizza and Live Music, Worthington, Ohio Natalie's Coal Fire Pizza and Live Music, Worthington, Ohio
Matt Sullivan and the Black River Gypsies Garden Theatre, Columbus, Ohio Garden Theatre, Columbus, Ohio
Harvest Kings @ Tootles Circleville Tootles, Circleville, OH 43113 Tootles, Circleville, OH 43113
St. Patrick's Day Party Big Room Bar, Columbus Big Room Bar, Columbus
Harvest Kings with DH Experiment Tree Bar, Columbus Tree Bar, Columbus
 —  — Harvest Kings Woodlands Happy Hour Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, Oho Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, Oho
 —  — Mingo Town Music Holiday Party Big Room Bar, Columbus Big Room Bar, Columbus
 —  — Mingo Town Music Happy Hour Showcase featuring The Blind Engineer The Shrunken Head, Columbus The Shrunken Head, Columbus
 —  — Harvest Kings Happy Hour Woodlands Tavern Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, Oho Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, Oho
 —  — Mingo Town Music Happy Hour Showcase featuring Heartbreak Orchestra The Shrunken Head, Columbus The Shrunken Head, Columbus
 —  — Mingo Town Music Happy Hour Showcase The Shrunken Head, Columbus The Shrunken Head, Columbus