Eddie Collins and Max Zimmet, Bluegrass, Country Music and Americana in Austin Texas

Eddie Collins and Max Zimmet, Bluegrass, Country Music and Americana in Austin Texas

BIO: Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo

The Austin-based duo of Eddie Collins and Max Zimmet is a side project of their popular Hot Pickin 57s group. They team up on acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocals, playing standards and originals in the genres of  bluegrass, classic country (Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, etc), old rock and roll (Chuck Berry, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers, etc.) and Texas Swing.
 
The seeds for the duo were planted in 1997. Max was 10 years old. He heard Bill Monroe on Austin City Limits, loved it, and his family started going to hear bluegrass at Artz Rib house in Austin, Texas. Max would tape Eddie Collins’s band, and listen to it for hours, and soon was taking lessons from Eddie. He started playing out a bit and got to do some shows with Eddie and other area pickers. Max returned to Austin after earning a degree at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (with majors in guitar and mandolin performance) and began several projects, including Hot Pickin 57s, One Eye Open, and a duo with Eddie. Max placed 3rd in the 2017 Texas Flatpicking Guitar Championship. Here's a
video of the three contest winners playing a tune for the audience.
 
Collins is a long-time staple of the Austin music scene, having performed with many of the area’s top acoustic groups. In addition to appearing on and producing recording projects for others, he has nine solo CDs, which include many original tunes. He has published over thirty instructional works and writes for national music publications. 
 
If your venue or party is looking for energetic roots music in a small, listenable and entertaining package, Eddie Collins and Max Zimmet should prove to be the right combo for your event.

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     - Matt Botticelli (Botticelli’s) 

“Y'all get such great reviews from guests and staff alike. The staff is even more impressive, because they are even more critical. So congratulations. 

     - Matt Botticelli (Botticelli’s) 

Max Zimmet and Eddie Collins playing bluegrass, classic country, rockabilly, Western Swing at Black Sparrow Music Parlor(photo by Steve Zimmet)

Max Zimmet and Eddie Collins playing bluegrass, classic country, rockabilly, Western Swing at Black Sparrow Music Parlor(photo by Steve Zimmet)

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Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo: Venues We've Played

Posters: Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo, ATX

Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo, bluegrass and country music, at Black Sparrow Music Parlor, Taylor TX

Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo, bluegrass and country music, at Black Sparrow Music Parlor, Taylor TX

Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo at Laguna Bob, South Padre Island, Texas

Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Duo at Laguna Bob, South Padre Island, Texas

Eddie Collins and Max Zimmet Duo, bluegrass, country, Americana in Austin TX

Eddie Collins and Max Zimmet Duo, bluegrass, country, Americana in Austin TX

Recent Bluegrass & Country Music Shows in Central Texas

Table 620
Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Proof & Cooper
Russell's Bistro
Botticelli's
Green Mesquite
The Owl
Hyatt Rhythms
Root Cellar & Bakery
Belmont
Uber (Private Event)
Earl Campbell's (ABIA)
Hyatt Rhythms
Independence Brewing
Laguna Bob (South Padre Island)
Swan Song Concert
Cafe Mueller
New World Deli
Private Holiday Party
Hyatt Marker 10 Bar
Bells Springs Winery
Waterloo Records ABIA