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“A unique and engaging voice…
emotionally sincere and honest…
When you’re an artist as passionate as Collins clearly is,
you probably have no choice but to let the world hear
everything you have to say.”
— VC Reporter
A mission of human healing through a fearless embracing of emotion
LOVE COURAGE YES is a unique live album, videos, and show experience filled with songs, playful banter, and deeply personal spoken word readings. The songs deliver Licity's signature passion and authenticity. Her readings transport the audience into the most intimate spaces from the hotel room for her mother’s funeral to a bedroom under a quirky lover. She offers observations on life that inspire listeners to live their own lives in increasingly meaningful ways. Licity has a gift for allowing herself to be raw and honest in her performance, striving for authenticity over perfection. In this way she becomes a fellow traveler with her listeners, placing herself not above them on the stage, but walking next to them as a companion on their journeys. Visit the Love Courage Yes press kit here.
ONE GIRL TOWN (Licity's debut release) is a testimony to the emotions that drive human relationships. Praised by FoxNews.com (yep, that’s right) as “lyrical, intense, intimate and relatable, a diary into Collins' mind that listeners may see as a mirror into their own lives” the genre-blending album has been embraced by both folk and rock radio programs. Creating a sonic experience of both intimacy and bravado, Licity’s sound is a refreshing unique experience that both cradles and challenges its listeners.
THE OPEN DIARY is an intimate companion to Licity's music. Grief Out Loud celebrated the writing as "Totally moving. Extremely powerful." Transcending the pitfalls of social media, The Open Diary lays bare the intimate and sometimes excruciating details of Licity’s life to its readers, creating a genuine connection.
“I believe that facing emotions is a beautiful, courageous act—the only way to heal the world.
Folk music gives us the language to define our inner and outer dilemmas. Rock gives us the grit we need to transform them.
Diaries reveal the intimate details of our attempts. My music and diary are a passionate “thank you”
to the sounds and words that saved me and a petition for us all to fearlessly embrace our emotions.”
Prior to releasing ONE GIRL TOWN Licity created interactive installation, assemblage, and performance art. Her trailblazing work received international gallery and media attention. She co-founded and designed award-winning sets for boundary-pushing consensus-based theatre company, and created a national model for using theatre in women’s prisons. It’s always been music, though—Licity grew up in the cello section of the orchestra, and performed choral music ranging eight different languages, spanning most of her life, recording her very first album with her fourth grade chorus. After stints in Washington DC, Providence, Chicago and Portland, Licity is currently based in Ojai, California.
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Her Passion is Contagious
LOVE COURAGE YES is enhanced by Mark Goldenberg on Electric and Acoustic Lead Guitar, Brian Griffin on Drums and Maxwell Pierce on Bass. Together these tremendous musicians have worked around the globe with artists including Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez, Manolo Garcia, Patti Smith, Dolly Parton, Iggy Pop, Sharon Jones, and David Gray. Mark also contributed his exhilarating electric guitar on the One Girl Town album.
ONE GIRL TOWN features an all-star line-up of musicians: Kevin McCormick—Bass, Steve DiStanislao—Drums, Mark Goldenberg—Electric Guitars, Produced—Jeff Evans and Licity Collins. These team members work with icons of the folk and rock world including David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and David Gilmour.
Both albums were recorded and mixed by Jeff Evans of Colourbox Recording whose credits include Bauhaus and Brett Dennen. Mastering by Kim Rosen of Knack Mastering who has mastered Aimee Mann, Birds of Chicago and received a Grammy nomination for Bonnie Raitt’s Dig in Deep.
Each of these incredible talents give testimony to the passion and high standards Licity brings to her music and her audience and seek continued opportunities to continue their collaboration.