Reina Collins Band (ROOTS ROCK) Her voice has been described as warm as the color of deeply polished wood. Roots rock singer songwriter Reina Collins is back in Tampa Bay after 20 years in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountains. On her fourth release Saltwater Soul, Collins sings of nature, family, love and lust. Co-written with Phil Madeira (Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller), the album was recorded in Nashville with ...members of Emmylou’s band including legendary pedal steel player Al Perkins (Gram Parsons, Flying Burrito Brothers.) St. Petersburg-based in the ‘80s, Reina was a founding member of pop rock outfit Multi Color House with Natty Moss Bond and Sam Bond. She was also a frequent guest vocalist with Tampa’s jazz stylist Fred Johnson, composer keyboardist Kamau Kenyatta and percussionist Gumbi Ortiz. Led by her gypsy spirit, she moved to Southern California in ’91 and within a few years was itching for the road again. In 2005, Collins relocated to Portland, Oregon. Collaborating with songwriter Rob Barteletti and guitarist producer Terry Robb, Even If I Fall (2006) features multi-instrumentalist Tony Furtado on this collection of witty, poignant, dark roots country tunes. The tunes written for Austin To Boston (2008) were inspired by a 10,000 mile cross country solo road trip taken the previous year.