New Videos - The Shadow Music:Volume One

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Photo by bjaminphoto


Wonder Ballroom-Portland, OR
May 1st, 2015
The spaces in between...
The light.
Patience can be a virtue...
In the shadows.
Exploring these spaces with Ross, Eric and Danny is always a worthy adventure. A bit of something for all.
Straight ahead for those needing it now...
Those long moments for those with a head full of curiosity.
All are welcome.
Just promise not to hold back.
Dive in...

Playlist on YouTube

Posted on May 19, 2015 .

A Message from Jeff

Hello, my friends! Before we start talking about music...
Please join with me and send a ton of love to our resident Bass God Eric Thorin and his wife who are glowing having welcomed baby number two into the world. We couldn't be happier for the whole Thorin clan and their beautiful new little girl.!
Our motto is, "The work continues..." and as you can see by the year that's shaping, does it ever. From festivals to opening slots to shows of our own...we are looking very forward to seeing all of you as we head out and discover new places, new faces, and dig deep to show you the music that lies within us.
The wheels are turning, my friends...and as we roll along we hope you'll jump in and take this ride with us.
Much love,
jA & the jAb

Upcoming Dates:

April 18 – Old Settler’s Music Fest – Driftwood, TX
April 23 – UT State Room – Salt Lake City, UT

April 24 – Crystal Bay Club – Crystal Bay, NV
April 25—Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

April 26 – Auburn Events Center – Auburn, CA

April 29 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
April 30 – Domino Room – Bend, OR
May 1 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
May 2 – Neptune Theater – Seattle, WA
May 22 – Dark Star Jubilee – Thornville, OH
May 23 – DelFest – Cumberland, MD
May 24 – DelFest – Cumberland, MD
May 25 - City Winery - New York, NY
May 27 - Ram’s Head - Annapolis, MD
May 28 - Narrows Center For The Arts  - Fall River, MA
May 29 - Westcott Theater - Syracuse, NY
May 30 - Tally Ho Theatre - Leesburg, VA
June 2 - Harvester Performance Center - Rocky Mount, VA
June 3 - Brooklyn Arts Center - Wilmington, NC
June 4 -Pisgah Brewing Co. - Black Mountain, NC
June 5 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
June 6 - City Winery - Nashville, TN

June 8 - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI
June 9 - Kent Stage - Kent, OH
June 10 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
June 11 - Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
June 12 - Blue Ox Festival - Eau Claire, WI
June 13 - Huck Finn Jubilee  -Ontario, CA

June 26 – Rapidgrass Music Festival – Idaho Springs, CO

June 27 – Rapidgrass Music Festival – Idaho Springs, CO

July 5 - High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA

July 18 - 12 Camp Euforia - Lone Tree, IA

July 23 - Floydfest - Floyd, VA  (w/Drew Emmit, Keller Williams and more)

July 24 - Penn’s Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA (w/Steep Canyon Rangers)

July 30 - American Tobacco Amphitheater - Durham, NC

August 1 - Pocahontas State Park - Chesterfield, VA (w/Dark Star Orchestra and Peter Rowan)
August 14 - Hoxeyville Music Festival - Wellston, MI  (w/Greensky Bluegrass & more)

September 11 - Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities - Arvada, CO (w/David Grisman Bluegrass Experience

September 12 - State Bridge - Bond, CO (w/David Grisman Bluegrass Experience)

September13 - Mishawaka Amphitheater - Bellevue, CO (w/David Grisman Bluegrass Experience)

September 19 - Brewgrass Festival - Asheville, NC

Posted on April 2, 2015 .

Elmore Magazine Preimeres Video for 'What The Night Brings'

Elmore Magazine -

Jeff Austin has more than proved himself as a member of the Yonder Mountain String Band, but the singer/instrumentalist is set to burst out on his own in 2015. Austin has assembled a hand-picked band (including Cody Dickinson from North Mississippi All-Stars) to record and perform his first collection of solo songs, The Simple Truth. The album shows many different sides of Jeff’s music, from tender folk to  the driving country-rock demonstrated on the album highlight “What The Night Brings.”

The video for “What The Night Brings,” which you can watch below, presents Austin and his band playing the song live. According to Austin, the simple presentation was in keeping with the spirit of the song. “This song came on in a flash…but, waited years to be fully realized,” Austin said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the way the guys played on this track. And, now the video evidence is there for all to see.”

Read the full article and see the video at

Posted on March 18, 2015 .

Jeff Austin Band Adds West Coast Dates

Tickets on sale 2/6.

4/23 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT
4/24 - Crystal Bay Casino - Crystal Bay, NV
4/25 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
4/26 - Auburn Event Center - Auburn, CA
4/29 - The WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
4/30 - The Domino Room - Bend, OR
5/1 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
5/2 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA

Posted on February 4, 2015 .

Pre-Order Jeff Austin's Solo Debut The Simple Truth on CD and LP

Jeff Austin’s solo debut album The Simple Truth is now available for pre-order on CD and LP at the Yep Roc  Store.

“This is it. This is the band. We’re here and we’re focused,” singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Jeff Austin says with glee. He’s referring to his handpicked ensemble, the Jeff Austin Band. The group features long-time collaborator Danny Barnes on banjo and guitar, guitarist Ross Martin, bass player Eric Thorin, and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars on percussion.

The Simple Truth, the group’s 2015 debut solo album and Austin’s first recording for Yep Roc, is no simple affair. His legions of fans have long known of Austin’s eclectic musical influences. Here, instead of familiar jam band motifs, listeners will find hints of power pop, country ballads, bluegrass and rock. Assisting the band is an array of acclaimed guests including Todd Snider, Jenn Hartswick, Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee and Sarah Siskind.

It’s hard not to notice Austin’s enthusiasm for the new project. “As the primary writer and singer, my name may be attached to the thing, but this is everybody’s band,” he says. “To see the work these guys are doing on a nightly basis, embedding themselves and the dedication to work, it’s ridiculous. It’s a cool thing to be a part of.”

You can also pre-order The Simple Truth on iTunes to get the new track “Fiddling Around” as an instant download, and catch the Jeff Austin Band on tour in early 2015.

Posted on January 19, 2015 .