Along the way, Colin has made friends with Glasgow bands Snow Patrol and Frightened Rabbit, supported Roger Waters and Robert Plant, and fallen in with a tight community of musicians on the island. Then there is American country rock superstar Sheryl Crow, who guests on the first single from the album, Old Soul.
The strongest message on Hold Fast is to be thankful for what you’ve got. Macleod is a keen surfer - the freezing cold Hebrides may not have the tropical allure of Hawaii, but the waves are pretty good. Between crofting, rearing his herd of sheep, surfing, song writing, family life, and even leaving Lewis every now and then to tour and play gigs with legendary rock stars, it is not a bad life at all