Jeff Austin Band

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Jeff Austin Band
Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:30 PM
Mystic Theatre & Music Hall, Petaluma, CA
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  • Ticket Price: $18.00 - $20.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
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with Dead Winter Carpenters
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm
Tickets: $18 in advance / $20 day of show
Jeff Austin Band:
As the mandolinist and frequent lead singer for the Yonder Mountain String Band, Jeff Austin was a prominent figure in the neo-progressive bluegrass of the new millennium. After 15 years with the band, he left in early 2014 due to creative differences and personal changes, choosing to pursue a solo career he officially launched in early 2015 with the release of the full-length Simple Truth.
A native of the Chicago suburbs -- he was born in Arlington Heights and raised in Elk Grove -- Austin began playing music during a sojourn from college. He had been attending the University of Cincinnati but had headed down to Urbana, Illinois, where he met Bluegrassholes banjoist Dave Johnston, who wound up urging Austin to play mandolin and sing in the band. This band didn't last long and Austin soon moved to Nederland, Colorado, where Johnston and Austin would form Yonder Mountain String Band with Ben Kaufmann and Adam Aijala.
Yonder Mountain String Band's progressive bluegrass fit neatly into the confines of the modern jam band scene, as evidenced by their 1999 debut album, Elevation. Over the next decade, the band toured frequently and recorded nearly as often -- during this time, Austin often played with other musicians, including a 2004 side project with Chris Castino entitled Songs from the Tin Shed -- building up a loyal following so large they could host their own festival named Yonder Mountain's Harvest Festival in 2010. This happened after the 2009 release of The Show, which happened to be Austin's last with the band.
Facing the birth of his first child in January 2014, Austin came to the realization that he'd rather dedicate himself to his family instead of the band. He left the group amicably that April and soon afterward began recording his first solo album. That record, called Simple Truth, saw release on Yep Roc Records in February 2015.
Dead Winter Carpenters:
Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.” That progressive nature comes through loud and clear – from instruments plugged and unplugged – in the band's new release, Washoe (February 26, 2016). The band's fourth studio project, the 12-song collection of originals was recorded in Reno's Sierra Sonics Studio (Ozzy Ozbourne, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Collective Soul) and co-produced by Dead Winter Carpenters and Zachary Girdis.
The band's previous albums include the group's 2010 self-titled debut, Ain't It Strange (2012), and the much-acclaimed Dirt Nap (2014), of which CMT Edge wrote, “With one listen to Dead Winter Carpenters' ‘Easy Sleep,' you'll get a strong sense of where this California band is coming from.” Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans. Members include Jesse Dunn (acoustic and electric guitars, vocals), Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals), Bryan Daines (lead telecaster guitar, vocals), and Brian Huston (drums, vocals). A steadily touring band since forming in 2010, Dead Winter Carpenters has entertained growing crowds at notable festivals including Harvest Music Festival (Ark.), High Sierra Music Festival and Strawberry Music Festival (Cal.), Del Fest (Md.), Northwest String Summit (Ore.) and more. Dead Winter Carpenters is a band with the ambition, talent, and authenticity. Look for them to continue to delight – and invite – fans from many music camps. For touring and booking information, visit