credit: Josh Ramirez
Hailing from the land of endless winter, Twin Cities based Collapsing Stars have been quietly making a name for themselves throughout the American west. Blending traditional blues, roots, folk, and Americana sounds with a hint of modernity, comparisons range from the Lumineers, and Father John Misty to the Black Keys and Ben Harper. In the last few years they've earned producer credits on a record for Rhymesayers Entertainment (Atmosphere, Brother Ali, deM atlaS), played a showcase at the renowned Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, and in 2016 performed for over 120K people at Red Bull Crashed Ice. Their debut record titled '2012' has received some noteworthy accolades including praise from Dan Wilson, the Semisonic frontman who has co-written songs for the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, Weezer, and most recently Adele's Someone Like You. The group is currently on tour to promote their first full length album titled '2012.' Justin Wayne Nelson - Guitar/Vocals, Ally Strycharske - Cello/Vocals, Adam Heaney - Bass, Mike Langhoff - Drums/Percussion
Named one of NPR Music's top 100 artists to watch at SXSW.
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