As we near the capacity of our years, many of us might believe that the time to start something new and fulfilling has passed. Luna Collins, a singer-songwriter, and musician, stands in bold contradiction to that thought. Nearing her 70s, Luna is just starting a journey with the same energy and delight she carried as a child singing with her father in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Luna remembers the pleasure of creating wonderful sounds, sparking an initial love for singing. Her fascination deepened upon hearing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, and she knew instantly that she wanted to write, play, and sing the same kind of music that stirred her soul.
Inspired by British Invasion groups of her early years, Luna’s love for the guitar-oriented danceable songs and good three-part harmonies started a lifelong musical journey. The journey hasn’t always been smooth; Luna experienced setbacks, band breakups, and piled-up songs that remained largely unheard. Yet, her passion for music never waned.
Despite being a single parent and the challenges associated with balancing family and career, Luna continued to play music in a Celtic band and write songs. Her son’s independence enabled Luna to relocate to Manchester, UK, reigniting her music career with her first EP.
Luna’s journey has been unconventionally admirable. Unlike many famous performers who achieved wide recognition at their peak and managed to maintain their musical fandom, Luna is setting off in earnest on a path largely untrodden. Leading with the perspective that age shouldn’t hinder anyone from living their dreams, and defying the conventional beauty standards, Luna continues to inspire.
Career highlights, including playing alongside Chris Isaak and being on the same bill as Bonnie Raitt, reinforce Luna’s significant repertoire. Her EP success on streaming platforms illuminates the appreciation listeners have for Luna’s craft.
With newfound energy, Luna aims to make every day count, to grow as a songwriter and musician, and to inspire people with her unique message. For those who think it’s too late to follow their dreams, Luna proves it’s never too late to start a creative adventure.
Her songs, although different in many ways, consistently portray hope and the courage to embrace our emotions. It is this undiluted sincerity that resonates deeply with her audience and sets her apart in the music industry.
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Luna Collins creates not just melodies but stories; stories that speak of resilience, dream-chasing, passion, and the belief that it is never too late to begin, to learn, and to love what you do.