Karen Collins & The Backroads Band / Press

“For the country fan, Tail Light Blues is a cut above even what is called roots music these days. Karen Collins is an authentic country voice in the style of Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, and her band can rock like Sun Records, with virtuoso picker Ira Gitlin nailing notes all over the place.”

“ KAREN COLLINS, DAUGHTER of a southwest Virginia coal miner, would need to do two things to conceal her hardscrabble country roots: Keep her mouth shut and put down her pen. Fortunately, Collins, the singer and the songwriter, is free to display the full range of her talents on "Tail Light Blues," an album that doesn't strive for rootsy charm so much as radiate it.”