Norman Collins was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri (the son of Irish immigrants.) He purchased his first guitar at age 16, quickly becoming skilled and absorbing the many local influences of Blues, Country, and Soul based artists in the Greater St. Louis area.
Supplementing Norman Collins expanding reputation as an in-demand guitarist, is his creative and bountiful ability as a wonderfully gifted songwriter/Lyricist. Theses dual talents nourish and drive the intuitive and poetic messages featured in these songs.
Norman Collins musical journey has included professional musical projects in some of the most famous recording studio's in Nashville, Tennessee. These included the legendary RCA-Studio B.
All roads eventually led to an introduction to Recording Artist and Chess Records (Chicago, Illinois) President, Hank Ballard, who hired Collins as a staff guitarist with many accredited contributions to the artist roster during his time at Chess Records.
Norman Collins as been continuously touring from the beginning of his musical journey whether performing his own original songs or supporting other musical acts that have included Jimmy Buffett, Hank Ballard, John Hiatt and other notable national acts.
Norman Collins & the Tumblers are beginning a West Coast Tour supporting the latest release "What the Cat Dragged In" along with songs from previous releases "In the Picture" and "I must be dreaming"
Norman Collins & the Tumblers will guide you on a musical journey with well honed, crafted lyrical and instrumental content that will move you to listen, dance and celebrate stories well told!