Crystal Shipley to Amber Collins

Crystal ShipleyAmber Collins & Turning Point have announced the official addition of fiddler Crystal Shipley to the band. She has been doing shows with them for much of the summer, and has now been welcomed as a full-time member.

Crystal joins Noah Brown on bass, Tony Brown on banjo, Duane Compton on mandolin and Scott Patrick on guitar. Collins fronts the group and handles the lead singing.

This southwest Virginia outfit is a new venture for Amber, who has recorded and toured previously under her own name and with No Speed Limit. Her signature aggressive vocals are demonstrated nicely in this recent live video, which features an AKUS cover and a new original song.


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