3songsbonn is sad to hear that Al Collins died on Tuesday (July 6).
As bassist of the legendary Jason & the Scorchers band, Collins was the driving force behind much of what came out of Nashville and Atlanta in terms of roots rock’n’roll, making a formidable rhythm section alongside Pontius Snibb on drums. Bonn music fans though will know him as the always smiling man behind Stacie Collins with his ‘AL mighty Band’. He was the Bandleader, and always had a smile for me too when we met. My last message from Al was him asking if I had any good shots he could use from the last Stacie Collins show in Bonn.
Most importantly of course he was Stacie’s husband. They had a chemistry together on stage that just oozed good feeling, and Al had one of those infectious smiles that if you were watching the show from his side of the stage you would come away with a grin as big as the one he had. I love musicians who clearly love being musicians – that was Allen J. Collins. RIP Al Mighty.
There is a TRIBUTE CENTRE online for anyone wishing to send their respects and memories of Al.