Jay Starling to guest with jAb

We are happy to announce that one of our favorite musicians Jay Starling (dobro/vocals/sonic madness) will be joining us on a few select dates of our September tour. 

9/20: The Rabbit Hole-Charlotte, NC

9/21: Workplay Theater-Birmingham, AL

9/23: Minglewood Hall-Memphis, TN

9/24: The Varsity Theater-Baton Rouge, LA

Posted on September 3, 2015 .


It is with endless excitement that the jAb would like to welcome banjo master Ryan Cavanaugh into the fold. Ryan brings with him a great sense of musical adventure and intense creativity…something we have built our whole world upon. We look forward to many great musical times ahead with him. Learn more about Ryan at ryancavanaughbanjo.com

We also wish all the best to Danny Barnes as he moves forward…continuing to make music that will inspire us all.

See you all out on that big road sooner than later.

The work continues!


Posted on August 28, 2015 .

A bit of a change...

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Taloa Music Festival in Guthrie, OK on September 26th, 2015 has been cancelled. 

However…because of our love for playing for all of you great people out there we have moved our show! 

We will now be performing at The Shrine in Tulsa, OK that same evening…September 26th, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. See you all soon.

Posted on August 27, 2015 .

New Videos - The Shadow Music:Volume One

Photo by bjaminphoto

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 up...man, 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 elmoremagazine.com

Posted on March 18, 2015 .