New RTYD member, Al Collins, grew up in the 1960s and started playing the guitar when he was 15 years old. He joined his first band at 16 and taught himself to play by watching other musicians. He then met the woman of his dreams, got married, had 5 children, and got a career - he now has 3 grandchildren, and is married to his second wife!
Over the years Al continued to play the guitar and to write songs for fun, but in the last 3 years he has been taking it all more seriously again - you know what it's like!
You can hear the results of this period of earnest music making on Alan's album Journey of a Lifetime here.