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Richard Collins

Richard Collins was born in New Orleans. He plays piano, trumpet, guitar and banjo. He has been a street musician since 1968. He has played guitar with Babe Stovall, Bukka White, Fritz Richmond, Paul deLay, and many others. He celebrates 50 years of guitar in 2009. All About Jazz Presents: New Orleans guitarist, Richard Collins

OMI Dobro, Rose Model; Omi Dobro, Palm Tree Model; 10 Self constructed Jumbo Hollow Bodies, solo hummbuckers...Fender 15r amp

Primary Instrument

Guitar, acoustic


Portland, OR

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


Ph.D., 50 years of playing and teaching; fluent in American Literary Braille/




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