My KUTX: HAAM’s Reenie Collins

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Reenie Collins

My KUTX // December 4, 2021

For almost two decades, the Health Alliance For Austin Musicians (HAAM) has helped fill a crucial gap in our ailing healthcare system. The organization provides affordable healthcare for Austin’s working musicians, who often are self-employed and cannot afford health insurance or doctor’s visits. Musicians deserve access to healthcare just as much as any other profession, and HAAM helps make sure of that.

Reenie Collins, the longtime CEO of HAAM, recently announced her retirement, making way for Paul Scott. Ahead of her retirement party at the Scoot Inn on December 14, we invited Reenie to share some music and memories as our guest DJ this week on My KUTX. Her playlist is full of her Austin favorites, and you can hear Reenie’s My KUTX on Saturday, Decemeber 4 at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player above.


  1. Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Snake Farm”
  2. Nakia – “Dream Big”
  3. Vallejo – “Who Were You Thinking Of?” (feat. Gina Chavez)
  4. Reckless Kelly – “May Peace Find You Tonight”
  5. Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey – “The Things That Matter”
  6. Derrick Davis – “Best I Can”
  7. Black Pumas – “Colors”
  8. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison – “This Will Be Our Year”
  9. Robert Plant – “Too Much Alike” (feat. Patty Griffin)
  10. Riders Against The Storm – “Flowers For The Living” (feat. Clarence James)
  11. The Doobie Brothers – “Listen To The Music”
  12. Tje Austin & The Song House – “T-Shirt”
  13. Shakey Graves – “Dearly Departed” (feat. Esmé Patterson)
  14. Willie Nelson – “On The Road Again”

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