The Colliers are a vibrant, Americana group, writing original music that blends acoustic & electric instrumentation. They mix a host of genres like country, folk, Celtic, jazz & pop-rock in a rootsy, down-home way, to form their own unique sound. They also put their own twist on a huge variety of covers of all genres from past to present, including pop-rock, country, R & B, jazz, Irish/Scottish music, swing and even some Hawaiian pedal steel. They are inspiring and refreshingly different.
Steve is an incredibly innovative acoustic and electric guitar, pedal steel guitar and upright and electric bass player. He played with several major artists and toured extensively.
Jenni is a national champion fiddler. She also plays foot drums and puts passion into everything she plays and writes. She also played and toured with several major artists.
Steve and Jenni met in a traveling band from Albuquerque, that traveled the Midwest. Jenni later moved from her hometown of Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Steve’s hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma, where they played in many bands around Oklahoma during the inception of the Red Dirt music movement. Their bands did warm ups for major acts and won statewide and national music competitions. They moved to Branson a few years later, where they played for different artists and shows. Steve still plays seasonally at Silver Dollar City and Shepherd of the Hills.
Steve and Jenni have their own band again, this time with their daughter, Eliya, who has been called an “old soul”. She plays electric bass, ukulele and has an uncanny knack for singing, vocal improvisation and song-writing. She has been honored for her silky, smooth singing and has experienced many cultures, through travels with her parents. These have shaped her into a delightfully personable young lady.
The Colliers are a taste of variety in a bland world, Their music is captivating, fun and defies genres.