Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Ballard Lesemann
Gallery: Friends and Musicians Embrace Nick Collins in Awendaw
It was warm and festive scene in Awendaw on Sunday, May 26 as several hundred friends, musical colleagues and supporters of Mt. Pleasant musician Nick Collins congregated at Awendaw Green’s Barn Stage behind the Sewee Outpost. Collins greeted friends and family from his spot near the stage, and a genuine feeling of positivity and optimism permeated the atmosphere.
Collins was injured badly in a car accident last August, but he’s made an impressively rapid recovery. Billed as “NAC Wins: A Celebration of Life,” the showcase and fundraiser featured performances by an eclectic variety of local songwriters and groups including teen girl duo Katina Rose, singer/guitarist Jamisun Hodge, the soulful Hibachi Heroes, the twangy and power-poppy Ryan Bonner Band, the loud and shouty Fairy God Muthas, and the melodic Estee Gabay Band. Satellite Rodeo, Shatter Dog (with Becca Bessinger), Savage Tongues, and A Fragile Tomorrow performed late-afternoon sets while celebrated East Cooper up-and-comers Stop Light Observations and Collins’ own band, Fowler’s Mustache, closed the night.
Local photographer and Awendaw Green supporter Glyn Cowden helped organize and photograph the event. Proceeds benefitted the Nick A. Collins III Medical Expense Trust. Check out nacwins.com and awendawgreen.com for more.
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