“I’ve done gigs where they’re like, ‘You’re good for an Instagram guitarist.’ I was like, ‘I’m not one!’” Meet George Collins – the Bieber-backed British Berklee grad navigating Nashville as part of the next generation of session players

George Collins
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Many aspiring guitar players dream of turning their hobby into a career, and for most budding musicians, the vague outline of this dream remains consistent: to travel the world, play at sell-out venues, and make a living as a full-time guitar player.

Alas, for a lot players this dream will remain just that: a dream. But for others, it can become a reality. George Collins – a young guitar player who moved more than 4,000 miles from the UK to Boston to pursue an education in the instrument – is one such player.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.