About the Band

Laura Melanie Collins (Vocals, acoustic guitar, songwriter) was playing in bars before she was old enough to drink in them. After fronting cover bands all over New York City, Laura headed west and headlong into the Denver music scene. 

A move to the wilds of Northern New Mexico inspired a prolific writing period. It was here that she founded “Blue Moon Prairie,” a female music trio with harmonies that had listeners calling them “a female Crosby, Stills & Nash.” In 2011, they released their CD "Stories and Lies," and played regionally. Laura released her solo effort "An American Landscape" in 2016. 


Todd Garner - (Bass guitar) is an Albany native and has been performing for over 25 years. Todd plays a number of instruments and is most at home with his bass guitar in hand. 




Mike Petryk (Pedal steel, electric guitar, mandolin) is also an upstate native, as well as a talented multi-instrumentalist.