Jim Collier, who plays mandolin and guitar and sings, grew up in Raleigh. He also plays banjo and fiddle. He and Joe Newberry played together in the Tarheel Hotshots, one of the most popular regional old-time bands of the 1990s.
The Piney Woods Boys, L to R: Matty Haney, Jim Collier, guest Lightnin’ Wells, Wayne & Margaret Martin. Photo by Tom Whelan.