Atlantic Theater Company FELICIA COLLINS - Atlantic Theater Company


FELICIA COLLINS (Guitar) is best known around the world as the guitarist and vocalist in the CBS Orchestra on the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. It was at the end of Cyndi Lauper’s Hat Full Of Stars tour summer of 1993, when Paul Shaffer contacted Collins about joining his band for the highly-publicized forthcoming Late Show With David Letterman on CBS. She was recruited along with P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell and remained a constant nightly presence on network television for the show’s entire 23-year run. As a musician, Felicia Collins’ long-standing reputation is as one of the most versatile. As a member of the CBS Orchestra a.k.a. World’s Most Dangerous Band, each day brought a different artist to play with on live television… Pavorotti one day, L.L. Cool J. the next! Ev-er-y-body. A devoted passion for playing guitar was always present, as far back in her memory as she’s able to recall. Teaching herself to play was an early manifestation of her childhood love affair with the Arts. Having a deep admiration and perhaps affinity to her, Felicia is delighted to pay tribute to this great musical innovator – Sister Rosetta Tharpe