Jeff Austin Staying Busy - Bluegrass Today

When we published a review of Yonder Mountain String Band’s show in Charlottesville, VA recently, we noted that mandolinist Jeff Austin was absent, owing to the recent birth of a daughter, Penelope.

So there was no surprise when we caught up with him for an interview a few days later, that she was the first thing on his mind. Jeff mentioned that it was good to be sleep-deprived, but for all the right reasons. New parents will understand exactly what he means.

But duty calls, and Austin is back on the road next week for a string of dates with Here & Now, before heading into the studio for his first solo project.

Here & Now finds Jeff with Larry and Jenny Keel (guitar and bass, respectively), and Danny Barnes on banjo. They have four more dates in early March before everyone starts touring in earnest with their own groups, and Austin says he can’t wait.

Read the full story at Bluegrass Today here.

Jeff Austin