Never one to shirk from hard, engaging work, or say no to a good time, Collin is involved with many projects based in Portland besides solo performance. Here are a few.
Varelse is a unique combination of various traditions, instruments, and histories. Nyckelharpa, fiddle, six-string guitar and various hand percussion instruments come together to create a groove and sound that is simultaneously old and new. Weaving together Scandinavian folk tradition, North American fiddle tunes, and Western European melodies, along with African and Middle Eastern rhythmic traditions, Varelse is pushing the boundaries of folk fusion.
VARELSE is releasing our debut album March 14th, 2019.