Stacie Collins (from the album Roll the Dice) -Stacie Collins delivers album number five as she shakes, rattles, and roars on her Roll the Dice release. The album features tracks written with husband, bandmate Al Collins (Jason and the Scorchers). Musically, Roll the Dice crackles with electricity. You can feel the heat of the amplifiers hitting Stacie’s back as she grabs the microphone, reaching, and hitting, the back row with her voice and harmonica. Country teases the rock’n’roll hard drive with Stacie blowing harp, bringing a touch of hard-edged Chicago Blues in the styles of James Cotton and Little Walter, and singing with a honky tonk holler. Complimenting Stacie’s voice and Al’s bass, guitarist Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and Audley Freed (The Black Crowes, Dixie Chicks, Jakob Dylan) play alongside drummer Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams, Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson).
Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Stacie Collins continued her early six-degrees of Merle Haggard when she moved to Bakersfield at age five, growing up in the Central California town and currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. Roll the Dice hits the gas on album opener “Lost and Found” and does not slow for the curves as Stacie finger points out the “King of Rock”, slowly rolls out the news that it is “Later Than You Think”, and uses Tex Mex accordions to tenderizes the tale in the shyly delivered “Heart on My Sleeve”. Stacie Collins steers out on the road as she looks for a highway in “Gonna Fly” and sends off a west coast sunset goodbye to a rocker in “Jani”. Roll the Dice closes out as “Blood Moon” rises up on audio waves, stirring the sound until it lights up the dark.