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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Eddie Collins & Max Zimmet Recent Bluegrass & Country Music Shows in Central Texas
Table 620 (Lakeway TX)
Black Sparrow Music Parlor (Taylor TX)
Proof & Cooper (Dripping Springs TX)
Russell's Bistro (Austin TX)
Botticelli's (South Congress, Austin 78704)
Green Mesquite (Austin TX)
The Owl (Elgin)
Hyatt Rhythms (Downtown Austin)
Root Cellar & Bakery (San Marcos TX)
Belmont (Austin TX)
Uber (Private Event)
Earl Campbell's (ABIA)
Hyatt Rhythms (Austin TX)
Independence Brewing (Austin TX)
Laguna Bob (South Padre Island)
Swan Song Concert (Lakeway TX)
Cafe Mueller (Austin TX)
New World Deli (Austin TX)
Private Holiday Party (Austin TX)
Hyatt Marker 10 Bar (Austin TX)
Bells Springs Winery (Dripping Springs TX)
Waterloo Records (ABIA Austin TX)