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Friday, March 14 • 12:00am - 12:30am
Collin Herring

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What's been building up inside of Collin Herring for the past three years will become evident to his loyal fanbase in March 2008, when his third and most anxiously awaited album, Past Life Crashing, becomes available. The album is a triumph for Herring as it chronicles the intense struggles he's faced over the past few years, struggles that led to stints in rehab and a divorce. Herring describes the album as "songs for the common man," songs that come from an internal dialogue that expresses the distractions and reflections of a time filled with profound change, whirlwind emotional turbulence, and deep introspection. It fully displays Herring's ability to capture the essence of emotion - displaying it through creative metaphor with spot-on accuracy. Past Life Crashing is a universal testament to anyone who has been through the wringer of recovery or relationship - and the maturity of the music and lyrics is bound to secure Collin Herring a position as one of the preeminent songwriters of our time. The album was recorded across a multitude of recording sessions with a mix of supporting players including former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer, Kathleen Edwards, Audley Freed (Black Crowes, Cry of Love), Andrew Duplantis (Meat Puppets, Bob Mould, Alejandro Escovedo, Son Volt), and Collin's own father, Ben Roi Herring, who contributes vocals, pedal steel and keyboards on the record. Collin Herring's work has always been evocative and insightful, but Past Life Crashing stands as heroic even in a stable of winners. It's touching but challenging, lively but thoughtful, and it climbs inside you not just as an agent of catharsis, but also with the anodyne velvet touch of knowing universal empathy. Herring reaches out to you and with an invitation like this one you involuntarily reach back from within. It's a record that can't help but connect and in that it stands in simple triumph.
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/66854.html

Friday March 14, 2008 12:00am - 12:30am
The Thirsty Nickel 325 E 6th St

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