Collin Rocker

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Collin Rocker

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and raised on the border of Hunterdon and Somerset County, Collin Rocker’s story is rooted in his surroundings. The ever disappearing countryside of Western New Jersey is where he calls home. These beautiful lingering farms and highlands have always painted a vivid portrait for changing times in America to him. His mother, a full time horse farm manager, and his father, a builder (and fingerstyle guitarist), raised their son on all types of music, most notably bluegrass, Appalachian folk songs, and western swing. Between the time Collin began writing music and playing stringed instruments at the age of eleven through early on in high school, he had performed with groups of friends from town in original bands at many well-known venues around the tri-state area. Ever since, this working man's poet has been composing and performing his own material alongside an array of traditional Piedmont fingerpicking. All in all, this hard working, kind, gracious and humorous old-soul is truly a portrait of American timelessness, with messages to lend, and passions to share. It was in February of 2010 when Collin Rocker entered a small Pocono studio with producer Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne/Patti Smith Group/The Fab Faux) and backing musicians such as Kristina Train (Blue Note Records) and Rich Hinman (Roseanne Cash) in Albrightsville, PA to record his debut album "Milkbox Love, Jukebox Blood, & Other American Favorites". Since releasing the record, Collin has performed alongside national acts such as Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna), Rory Block, and The New Riders of The Purple Sage on a number of legendary stages. During the summer of 2011, Collin opened shows for Grande Ole' Opry Member Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at the Sellersville Theatre 1894 in Sellersville, PA as well as performing with Acoustic Hot Tuna at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa, FL.

Milkbox Love, Jukebox Blood & Other American Favorites
Song
Candlestick Wings Favorite License Buy
Tennessee Sleeping Favorite License Buy
Broken Bow Favorite License Buy
Milkbox Love Favorite License Buy
Jukebox Blood Favorite License Buy
Upstate Blues Favorite License Buy
Time Is A Prison Favorite License Buy
Heaven In My Head Favorite License Buy
Soggy Dollar Blues Favorite License Buy
Spanish Silver Favorite License Buy
Peckinpah Favorite License Buy
Golden Flower Rag Favorite License Buy


Home & where I'm Headed EP
Song
Home & Where I'm Headed Favorite License Buy
Name of the East Favorite License Buy
Scotch Kenny Favorite License Buy
Route 22 Boogie Favorite License Buy
Bull Jack Dog Favorite License Buy
Placement Blues Favorite License Buy