"If You Love An Uplifting Band, The Collection Is For You" -Bob Boilen, NPR Music


It didn't take long for David Wimbish's solo project to become a full band. The community that had inspired his music quickly began to embody the songs, wielding instruments last played in middle school marching band, and fulfilling 'the Collection's name. Coming from Greensboro, North Carolina, their songs stem from an awareness of their state's folk roots, and an appreciation of orchestral and world music. After the loss of dear friends and family, the band released their first full length, "Ars Moriendi", featuring over 25 musicians, and wrestling with questions of mortality and spirituality. As the last year has brought more focus to the Collection, both in size and in vision, they released their new record, "Listen To The River," while still retaining their original inspiration and muse - the community of those intrigued by the mystery of life."


Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Strings  / David Wimbish
Keys, Synth,  Vocals / Sarah McCoy
Bass, Vocals / Hayden Cooke
Drums / Joshua Linhart
Trombone, Trumpet, Autoharp, Bells, Perc / Graham Dickey
Harmonium, Bells, Electric Guitar, Vocals / Joshua Ling



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Listen To The River

by The Collection

A year after processing the deaths that lead to the Collection’s first full-length, vocalist David Wimbish found his faith and courage left at the bottom of a spiritual well. Listen To The River is the story of the rope that he used to climb out, one that’s strands were made of great spiritual writers, from Rumi and Kahlil Gibran to Herman Hesse and Lao Tse. The process that followed was a re-examination and reorientation of both his spirituality, and his marriage to member Mira Joy after mutually deciding to divorce last year, ultimately leading to an album created together, hoping to honor the past while accepting the present. 
The band had spent much of the last few years touring the country as a unit of 7 people, and wanted to create an album that reflected the sound of their experiences together. Where previously the Collection had been approached as a community collective, Listen To The River is much more distinctly the sound of a band, one that has been through many tough and beautiful moments together.