SONG - 1,000 Miles from Nowhere by Augusta Lee Collins


Augusta Lee Collins 

Augusta Lee Collins is forever pushing his ideas musically and visually.  Augusta, hears, feels and visualizes his creative journey bringing a very unique blend of music all original music, written and performed by Augusta Lee Collins. 

Augusta Lee Collins is an artist consistently widening and extending his horizons.

Augusta Lee Collins is best known as a very talented drummer that was most prolific throughout
the late 1960’s and into the middle 1980’s.

This image of Augusta Lee Collins were taken  in 1975. He was 25 years old, playing the drums at a recording studio.

Performing with legends like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Herbie Hancock, Abbey Lincoln, George Duke, Hampton Hawes, Sun Ra, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Juilian "Cannonball" Adderley, Nate Adderley, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Charles Wright (of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band) and the Pointer Sisters to name a few.  Augusta showed an interest in all forms of music very early.  Augusta has performed at the U.C. Berkeley Jazz Festival three times and theMonterey Jazz Festival and the Alameda County and California State Fairs and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland three times and the Oakland Museum as well as performing with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Harold Fiberman conductor and musical director and many other venues including much television (ABC, NBC PBS, CBS, KTVU community ran TV...etc.) and radio (NPR, KALX, KPOO, BERKELEY LIBERATION RADIO, KPFA, KBLX...etc.)
Augusta Lee Collins has toured both the United States and Europe.

Augusta Lee Collins  in collaborations with 'rie Shontel performed in the one woman show"Mama Juggs" at the Twin Space in San Francisco, California December 21, 2010 and in Oakland, California  at the Black Dot Cafe, December 29th and 30th, 2010.  On December 17, 2010, West Coast Blues Hall of Famer/Singer-Songwriter Augusta Lee Collins with Emmy Award-winning Producer Anita S. Woodley released, the long awaited CD "In The Studio with Augusta Lee Collins" Produced by Anita S. Woodley.  The 40-minute musical journey combines both song and the stories that inspired his original compositions.

Augusta Lee Collins returns to his Blues, Country and Folk roots.

Augusta on Stage, Radio, Film, Albums, TV, Videos, DVD's and CD's

"Between I and Us"
(2013) Zero Film Festival Los Angles  "Between I and Us" (2012) Directed by George Pfau.  Featuring Augusta Lee Collins.  Director of Photography:  Kristine Willeimse.  To be screened April 18, 2013 at 6Pm at the Regal Cinema/LA  Live at 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angles
"In The Studio with Augusta Lee Collins"
(2010) Alameda, CA and Chapel Hill, NC Produced by Emmy Award-winning Producer, Anita S. Woodley and West Coast blues Hal of Fame Singer/songwriter Augusta Lee Collins) call:  Augusta @ 510.695.9339

"A 1,000 Miles from NoWhere" Unplugged
(2010 Filmed on PBSTV 2008 posted 2010)

"A 1,000 Miles from NoWhere" and "A 1,000 Miles from NoWhere" Unplugged
(2010 Fairfield, CA  Prime USA Records produced by Rey T., Augusta Lee Collins Singer and Author)

(2004 Albany, CA Agape Records 2004)  Music/Co-Producer/Author/Singer-songwriter Augusta Lee Collins
“Life Force Jazz and Blues Compilation”
(2003 Oakland, California: Life Force Jazz Records 2003)  Recorded at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 1974 Woody Shaw on trumpet with Augusta Lee Collins on drums. Jimmy Witherspoon and various artists can also be heard on this CD.

“The Love Nest”
(2001San Francisco Film Institute, Judy Van Plank 2001) Music/Acting by August Lee Collins)
“Cold Ground”
(1995 Oakland, California: Agape Videos 1995) producer/director Augusta Lee Collins With his creative approach and concept to documenting the plight of the homeless in his semi-documentary video, an original music view, “Cold Ground”, Augusta Lee Collins takes us inside their surreal world with his original camera work and music. We see the further evolution of these new instruments to his orchestra”. W. Garrett published Poet November 1995

(1977 Stuttgart, Germany ECM/Polydor 1977) with Julian Priester, Augusta Lee Collins on drums)

(1976 San Francisco, California: Pyramid Records 1976) w/"The Pyramids”Augusta Lee Collins/drums)

Seeking Other Beauty”
(1972 Berkeley, California: Fantasy Records 1972) w/Todd Cochran, Augusta L. Collins/drums)