Jacksonville, Fla. Singer/Songwriter Matt Collins Set For Encore Performance on Swamp Radio Jax

Matt Collins, independent singer and songwriter based out of Jacksonville, Fla., will once again be performing on Swamp Radio Jax. The show is on Sunday, April 6th at 3pm at the Times-Union Center.

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Jacksonville, Fla. – March 31, 2014 – Matt Collins, independent recording artist based in Jacksonville, Fla., has been invited back to perform on Swamp Radio Jax, a scripted variety series that draws from the songwriters, poets, playwrights and storytellers of the Jacksonville area to create an audio tapestry of the place many call home. Matt Collins will be performing his song “Pretty Little Wrecking Ball” with the Swamp Radio house band.

Swamp Radio’s spring show, HOW’S YA MAMA AND THEM?, uses musings and memories to explore and celebrate the unique characteristics of moms on the First Coast. A full cast of artist contributors are scheduled, including local bluegrass trio favorite Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, folk music group The Willowwacks, Songwriter Matt Collins, Irish storyteller Derek Coghlan, Jacksonville Historical Society’s Emily Lisska, The Retread Players and poet Tiffany Melanson. For more information about this show’s artists, visit their Contributors Page.

Swamp Radio Jax – Spring Show

Sunday, April 6, 3pm
The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts – Terry Theatre
300 West Water Street, Jacksonville, FL

Tickets for the live performance and recording of the show can be found at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/22004C5CEEE7AA43?SREF=TWEvent

Swamp Radio aims to provide the Greater Northeast Florida area with a live radio experience (and podcast) that celebrates the culture, art, and history of Jacksonville and its surrounding areas. During its inaugural season, Swamp Radio will present a quarterly show. In addition to the thrill of live performance taking place at various locales in the Spark district, Swamp Radio will also establish a presence in the digital arena with a series of podcasts available to the public at no charge. The first two episodes also recently aired on WJCT 89.9 FM in Jacksonville.

Show Creator and Executive Director Ian Mairs said, “Over the past three decades, I have been blessed to interact with a group of artists who also shared a passion for the sights and sounds of the Northeast Florida area. With this project, I am striving to present the residents of Jacksonville with a banquet table of those artist’s words and music which will the sustain the hunger we all have for art which defines our present experience.”

The Fall show that Matt previously appeared on was performed and recorded to a sold-out audience on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville. Matt performed 2 songs from his latest EP, The Nashville Sessions, Vol.1. Matt performed “It Takes a Little Crazy” and “Pretty Little Wrecking Ball.”

The first two episodes of Swamp Radio Jax can be heard at http://www.swampradiojax.com/ and you can learn more about upcoming episodes at https://www.facebook.com/SwampRadioJax

To hear streaming audio of Matt Collins’ debut album, and for up-to-date news, visit Matt’s website at http://www.MattCollinsOnline.com

About Matt Collins:

Matt is a self-taught guitarist, singer and songwriter, and a successful independent recording artist. Matt has had music featured on the hit TV shows “The Ghost Whisperer” and “CSI: Miami” on CBS, “Whistler” on CTV, and “Lincoln Heights” on ABC Family among others. Fans of Matt’s are drawn to his powerful, soulful vocal style coupled with an ability to write insightful lyrics with infectious melodies.  Matt performs regularly throughout Florida and his latest project is a Nashville-influenced EP, which was the kickoff to several songwriting sessions making their way around the industry. To hear streaming audio of Matt Collins’ music, and for up-to-date news, visit his website at http://www.MattCollinsOnline.com