An Evening with the Wes Collins Band

  • Dates: January 10, 2025
  • Venue: The Wake Forest Listening Room
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 415 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Admission: $12


At age 44, Wes Collins and his wife Anita made a pact to become writers: she started writing fiction and Wes penned his first song. A few years later, they were both multi-award-winners in their fields. Collins more than makes up for lost time with songs so dense with ideas that a first listen only scratches the surface. Come for a haunting melody and some intricate fingerpicking and stay for the wit and deep literary intelligence. There is always more to find in a Wes Collins song. And now Wes is flanked by musical heavyweights FJ Ventre on bass and harmonies, Scott Dameron on guitars, and Barry Gray on guitar, cajon, drums and harmonies. The call themselves the Wes Collins Band, and they drive, groove, and tiptoe.