born and raised near Winchester, England in a predominantly Scottish
community, was exposed to the culture and heritage that would shape his
career. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, and a gifted musician
himself, Colinís father was an early influence on his musical career.
Colin served his
apprenticeship as a welder, but soon left his trade for life on the road,
playing the folk circuits of Great Britain and Europe. He worked both as a
solo artist and as a member of the highly acclaimed folk group, The Ozark
Colin immersed himself in
his Scottish heritage when he moved to Oban, on West Coast Scotland, in
the early seventies. Where for next 15 years he performed and promoted
Celtic and Country music shows at the Great Western Hotel. Also he worked
with local area musicians and toured throughout Scotland, the Hebrides &
Orkney Islands, Scandinavia, and America.
In 1996, the Glasgow
Highland Games of Kentucky, awarded Colin an Artist in Residence
Fellowship in Celtic music, enabling him to study, compose and record
music about the early-century Scots who arrived in America bringing with
them a wealth of culture. It was through the residency that Colin came to
relocate to the United States and the Glasgow, Kentucky area.
Robert E. Harrison, President of the Glasgow Highland Games.
"Colin Grant-Adams is an
extraordinarily talented vocalist and guitarist. His live presentation
demonstrates his awesome ability to both deliver his own songs with
meaning and add depth and insight to many traditional favorites."
Listen to some of his
Web Site here!