Colin Brooks (musician)

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Colin Brooks is a singer-songwriter, blues-rock guitarist and dobro player currently living in Austin, Texas. He was a founding member of the Americana group the Band of Heathens, but left the band in November 2011 shortly after recording the double live album Double Down - Live in Denver.

Brooks was born and raised in Michigan, but moved to the southwest to pursue a career as a solo artist.[1] Brooks formed the Band of Heathens with Gordy Quist and Ed Jurdi in 2006, after they shared a stage together as individual songwriters. They have since released three studio albums.[2] In 2009, the band was nominated for a "New Emerging Artist" award by the Americana Music Association. In 2010, the band was again honored by the Americana Music Association as nominees for the "Best Duo/Group of the Year".[3]


Colin Brooks (solo)
  • 2002: Chippin’ Away at the Promised Land
  • 2005: Blood & Water
The Band of Heathens


  1. ^ Sugarman, Natalie; "The Band of Heathens: Luminous Ether; Real Detroit Weekly, March, 2010,
  2. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Biography: The Band of Heathens". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Americana Music Association". Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010.