Jeff Austin Band
Jeff Austin considers his voice to be his first instrument. Drawn to singing from a young age, Austin pursued musical theater in high school and college. He readily admits to still loving musicals, being fascinated by Madrigal singers, and tuning in to a wide range of vocal powerhouses. He began playing the mandolin a few years before co-founding his former group, a progressive bluegrass outfit, Yonder Mountain String Band. The Colorado-based artist broke through the jam and bluegrass scenes, playing stages from The Fillmore Auditorium to Red Rocks Amphitheater, and collaborating with luminaries such as Del McCoury, Earl Scruggs, and Phil Lesh. With the launch of his solo career in 2014, he channels all of these influences into his music, while seeking personal innovation and honing his sound to create a powerful exchange between the stage and the crowd. His solo debut album, Simple Truth, was released in 2015 by Yep Roc Records and features a variety of award-winning artists.