Jeff Austin Band to Play WinterWonderGrass Festival in Avon, CO

As the crew and myself prepare to head out on the road in October and November, it's already time to start looking forward to 2015.

A festival in the Colorado Rockies in the winter to start things off? Perfect!

We are excited to be a part of WinterWonderGrass Festival in Avon, CO on February 20-22, 2015. We have been hearing so much about this event and are so glad to be involved.

After a year of change, reflection, and renewed energy...I cannot wait to get after it in 2015.

This is only the beginning, friends...I am looking forward to having you along for the ride.

Much love,
jA

Posted on September 30, 2014 .

Jeff Austin Band Adds More Fall Dates

Jeff Austin Band Announces Additions to Fall 2014 Tour
Jeff Austin, Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin on Tour This Fall

JAB announces November Shows with The Travelin McCourys as Part of The Bluegrass Ball

ASHEVILLE, NC -- Jeff Austin is on tour with Danny Barnes (banjo and vocals), Eric Thorin (bass and vocals), and Ross Martin (guitar and vocals) as the newly formed Jeff Austin Band.

They have added additional tour dates for this Fall including appearances in New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia in October. New for this November, Jeff Austin Band is linking up with The Travelin' McCourys  as part of The Bluegrass Ball, the widely successful collaborative festival on wheels the McCourys started, for a week with shows in Dallas, St Louis, Bloomington, Madison and Minneapolis. 

These dates are in addition to their previously announced dates out west for shows this October in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Arcata, Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Bellingham. JAB will also be performing two nights at Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA where Leftover Salmon and moe. amongst others. Jeff will also be featured as an “Artist-at-Large” at the Ball. 

Austin is set to make several festival appearances over the next month, including Grateful Grass sets at Utopia Festival and Lockn' with Keller Williams, and two sets with JAB at the Phases of the Moon Festival. 

Jeff Austin Band on Tour  (Recently added dates in bold)
9/5-6 Fri-Sat - Lockn' Festival - Arrington, VA*
9/12 Fri - Utopia Festival - Utopia, TX^
9/13-14 Sat-Sun - Phases of the Moon - Danville, IL
10/9 Thu - Mexicali Live - Teaneck, NJ
10/10 Fri - Mill Point Park - Hampton, VA
10/11 Sat - V Club - Huntington, WV
10/12 Sun- Schmitt's Saloon - Morgantown, WV

10/21 Tue - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
10/22 Wed - Musical Instruments Museum - Phoenix, AZ
10/23 Thu - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
10/24-26 Fri-Sun - Hangtown Halloween Ball - Placerville, CA #
10/28 Tue - Humbrews - Arcata, CA
10/29 Wed - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
10/30 Thu - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
10/31 Fri - Nectar's Lounge - Seattle, WA
11/01 Sat - The Green Frog - Bellingham, WA
11/11 Tue - Gas Monkey Garage - Dallas, TX %
11/12 Wed - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO %
11/13 Thu - Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL %
11/14-11/15 Fri-Sat - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI %

11/16 Sun - Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN %

* Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Keith Moseley
^  Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Sam Grisman
# w/ Railroad Earth, Moe., Leftover Salmon and more. JAB plays two days and Jeff is Artist-at-Large
% w/ The Travelin' McCourys as part of The Bluegrass Ball

Posted on August 25, 2014 .

Jeff Austin Band Announces Fall Tour

Jeff Austin, Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin Travel Through Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington This Fall

ASHEVILLE, NC -- Celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, mandolinist, songwriter and vocalist Jeff Austin is on tour with Danny Barnes (banjo and vocals), Eric Thorin (bass and vocals), and Ross Martin (guitar and vocals) as the Jeff Austin Band. They have also have been in the studio with a number of other friends, heroes and mentors to record an album due out early in 2015.

Fall brings the Jeff Austin Band to the West Coast with shows in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Arcata, Eugene, Portland, Seattle and Bellingham. JAB will also be performing two nights at Railroad Earth’s Hangtown Halloween Ball in Placerville, CA where Leftover Salmon and moe. amongst others. Jeff will also be featured as an “Artist-at-Large” at the Ball.

Jeff Austin Band is set to perform at a number of shows and festivals this summer including Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Nedfest and Phases of the Moon. Jeff will also be appearing at Gathering of the Vibes, Yarmony Grass and Lockn' Festival for special Grateful Grass sets featuring Austin along with Keller Williams and Keith Moseley. Austin is headed in a new creative direction with the Jeff Austin Band as he prepares to step into the spotlight as a solo artist. On his forthcoming debut project, Austin’s songwriting remains rooted in Americana inspiration and the frantic energy of the jam genre but also, reaches even further weaving in more mainstream themes, reminiscent of his co-write contribution “Fiddlin’ Around,” that was featured on the 2010 Grammy nominated Dierks Bentley album, Up on the Ridge.

While the upcoming, untitled solo effort is still a work in progress, it can already be summed up succinctly as Austin’s love letter to storytelling. “I love writing a three-minute song with a hook that would grab a five-hundred-pound marlin as much as I like writing something that goes, ‘okay, after the bridge, it’s going to open up and just go wide.’”

Complete Schedule of the Jeff Austin Band Tour Dates:
8/01 Fri - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT*
8/09 Sat - Targhee Bluegrass Festival - Alta, WY
8/16 Sat - Yarmony Grass - Bond, CO* 
8/22 Fri - NedFest - Nederland, CO
8/23 Sat - Keystone Resort - Keystone, CO
8/24 Sun - Center for the Arts - Crested Butte, CO
9/5-6 Fri-Sat - Lockn' Festival - Arrington, VA*
9/12 Fri - Utopia Festival - Utopia, TX^
9/13-14 Sat-Sun - Phases of the Moon - Danville, IL
10/21 Tue - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
10/22 Wed - Musical Instruments Museum - Phoenix, AZ
10/23 Thu - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
10/24-26 Fri-Sun - Hangtown Halloween Ball - Placerville, CA #
10/28 Tue - Humbrews - Arcata, CA
10/29 Wed - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
10/30 Thu - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
10/31 Fri - Nectar's Lounge - Seattle, WA
11/01 Sat - The Green Frog - Bellingham, WA


* Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Keith Moseley
^  Jeff plays with Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams and Sam Grisman
# w/ Railroad Earth, Moe., Leftover Salmon and more. JAB plays two days and Jeff is Artist-at-Large

Posted on July 24, 2014 .

Jeff Austin Talks About His New Project

Hear from Jeff about his new project and come on out to an upcoming show! 

5/30 - The Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
5/31 - Penguin Music Festival - Wilmington, NC*
6/1 - Pisgah Brewing Company - Black Mountain, NC*
6/3 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
6/4 - The Hamilton - Washington, D.C.*
6/5 - The Lyric Theatre - Blacksburg, VA
6/6 - Riverbend Music Festival - Chattanooga, TN
6/7 - Blue Plum Music Festival - Johnson City, TN

* - w/ Leftover Salmon



Posted on May 28, 2014 .

Jeff Austin Begins Summer Tour

Jeff is hitting the road this week! Get your summer off to a great start by coming to an upcoming show.

5/30 - The Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
5/31 - Penguin Music Festival - Wilmington, NC*
6/1 - Pisgah Brewing Company - Black Mountain, NC*
6/3 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
6/4 - The Hamilton - Washington, D.C.*
6/5 - The Lyric Theatre - Blacksburg, VA
6/6 - Riverbend Music Festival - Chattanooga, TN
6/7 - Blue Plum Music Festival - Johnson City, TN

* - w/ Leftover Salmon

Visit the tour page here.

 

 

Posted on May 27, 2014 .