Elmore Magazine Preimeres Video for 'What The Night Brings'

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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 elmoremagazine.com

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 .

The Road To Delfest

Jeff Austin Band is hitting the road with The Travelin' McCourys again this March.

Catch them on The Road To Delfest.

3/4 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY

3/5 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA

3/6 - 9:30 Club - Washington D.C,

3/7 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA

More info here.


Posted on December 9, 2014 .