Garden Concert Series: Karen Collins & The Backroads Band

Northeast Library

Garden Concert Series: Karen Collins & The Backroads Band

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, 2 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful garden area beside Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of Karen Collins & The Backroads Band.


One of the Washington, D.C. area top classic honky-tonk groups, Karen Collins & The Backroads Band play classic country music. Their original shuffles, two-steps, and buckle-polishing slow tunes project an authentic vintage sound and the twang continues with a list of covers that range from Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, to Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, with dashes of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson and Chuck Berry thrown in.

The band is led by Karen Collins, a coal miner’s daughter from Southwest Virginia (vocals, rhythm guitar) and features Ira Gitlin (lead guitar and vocals), Geff King (bass and vocals) and Pat Puglisi (drums). They play at restaurants, bars, concerts, dances, festivals, weddings and private parties throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The band has recorded two CDs, "Tail Light Blues" and “No Yodeling on The Radio”, which have received enthusiastic reviews in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Several of Karen’s songs have won awards in The Great American Song Contest. The Backroads Band has also received multiple WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) awards. You can find them online at backroads.karencollins.net.

This concert is the last of the Northeast Library's 2019 Garden Concert Series, which is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library. Find the complete list of Garden Concerts here.

Please note: In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the library.

Add to Calendar 13-10-2019 14:00:00 13-10-2019 15:00:00 Garden Concert Series: Karen Collins & The Backroads Band Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful garden area beside Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of Karen Collins & The Backroads Band. One of the Washington, D.C. area top classic honky-tonk groups, Karen Collins & The Backroads Band play classic country music. Their original shuffles, two-steps, and buckle-polishing slow tunes project an authentic vintage sound and the twang continues with a list of covers that range from Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, to Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, with dashes of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson and Chuck Berry thrown in. The band is led by Karen Collins, a coal miner’s daughter from Southwest Virginia (vocals, rhythm guitar) and features Ira Gitlin (lead guitar and vocals), Geff King (bass and vocals) and Pat Puglisi (drums). They play at restaurants, bars, concerts, dances, festivals, weddings and private parties throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The band has recorded two CDs, "Tail Light Blues" and “No Yodeling on The Radio”, which have received enthusiastic reviews in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Several of Karen’s songs have won awards in The Great American Song Contest. The Backroads Band has also received multiple WAMA (Washington Area Music Association) awards. You can find them online at backroads.karencollins.net. This concert is the last of the Northeast Library's 2019 Garden Concert Series, which is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library. Find the complete list of Garden Concerts here. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the library. false DD/MM/YYYY