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Scott Collins is wildly eclectic, blazingly virtuosic, and fearless in making bold connections between far-flung musical influences. His playing is both finely-honed and utterly unpredictable, whether shredding on distorted electric, sculpting ambience with digital processing, or navigating lines on a bare-bones acoustic. His work (as both a player, teacher, and writer) draws on deep creative, conceptual, and philosophical influences, but never loses sight of its emotional impact.”

— Andre LaFosse

Current Releases:

The new solo acoustic-electric recording coming November 18, 2018.

The new solo acoustic-electric recording coming November 18, 2018.

The new live ep releasing November 18, 2018

The new live ep releasing November 18, 2018

Embe Esti

Rough Hewn Trio


Latest News


Currently going on!!


  • 2 new shows in November - look below!
  • My 1 minute lesson series / updates on Instagram


Coming Soon:

  • I Come From The Mountains EP release
  • Take it From The Ground - My solo acoustic-electric release


Currently out in the world: (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc. unless otherwise noted).

Embe Esti, Live In The 518

KoriSoron, Triad

KoriSoron, A/Live

The Rough Hewn Trio, This Is The Rough Hewn Trio ( 

TubTime, We Bleed The Sun And Make It Pay

SHOWS (Present and Past):


Scott Collins CD Release Party

MOPCO, 10 N. Jay St., Schenectady, NY 12305

With Scott Collins (solo guitar), I Come From The Mountains and Embe Esti

Doors open @ 4:30 PM, Show Starts @ 5:00 PM

On Sunday, November 18th guitarist and songwriter Scott Collins showcases some of the skills that have made him a session player on television shows like the Powerpuff girls and video games like “Trials Evolution” and “God of War II” with a CD release party for his debut instrumental acoustic guitar recording, “take it from the ground” at MOPCO Improv Theatre on 10 N. Jay Street in Schenectady.

The Berklee College of Music and California Institute of the Arts graduate’s playing on fretted and fretless guitars draws from a wide range of western and non-western music. In addition to performing some solo acoustic music, he’ll also be performing with the global fusion groups, I Come from the Mountains and Embe Esti.

I come from the mountains is an acoustic instrumental duo consisting of fretted and fretless guitar, tabla and Middle Eastern percussion. The group brings meditative and cerebral elements to their fusion of captivating Eastern Silk-Road sounds and Western improvisation.

Embe Esti is an intercontinental band that incorporates Afrobeat, North African and other global traditions into an electrifying take on soulful dance music. From Mali to Manhattan, their funky, global and eclectic music channels lively intuitive energy to the people on the dance floor.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see and hear some fantastic music performed in an intimate setting that you won’t hear anywhere else!


Do you have a late policy for seating?

Yes. Our shows begin promptly. If a performance is sold out, unused tickets will be released to the waitlist beginning at five minutes to curtain. Please arrive early so that your ticket is not re-sold. There are no refunds within 24 hours of show time. Exchanges for a comparable performance can only be made up to two hours prior to a given performance.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Street parking is available on Union and N Jay street by our Theatre. Parking is available in the lot behind Perecca's as well as other public lots within a short walk of the theatre. The lot directly across from us is reserved for the Rossi & Ditorro Funeral Home NOT AVAILABLE for parking. DO NOT park in the lot by JoJo’s Auto Service or you will be towed. Find out more and see a detailed map of parking options available to us here.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach us at with general inquiries or with specific questions about the show times and details. You can also call us at 518-577-6726. We’re also pretty good at getting back to your on Facebook messenger as well.

What's the refund policy?

Please contact us 24 hours before showtime to be eligible for a full refund.