Earlier this week Yonder Mountain String Band announced the departure of
mandolinist Jeff Austin after an extremely successful 15-year run. Austin will now
focus on his solo career and his Jeff Austin Band project, which features Danny Barnes
(banjo), Ross Martin (guitar) and Eric Thorin (bass).
According to Grateful Music, Jeff is taking his band into the studio
soon to record their debut album. The new LP is expected to be released in 2015. Austin
will also play a number of shows with his eponymous band over the next few months.
Here's the current list of Jeff Austin Band & Trio tour dates:
5/7 - NV Nightclub - Knoxville, TN
5/8 - Terminal West at King Plow - Atlanta, GA
5/9 - Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
5/10 - Aiken Bluegrass Festival - Aiken, SC
5/30 - The Charleston Pour House - Charleston, SC
5/31 - Penguin Music Festival - Wilmington, NC
6/1 - Pisgah Brewing Company - Black Mountain, NC
6/3 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
6/4 - The Hamilton - Washington, DC
6/5 - The Lyric Theatre - Blacksburg, VA
6/6 - Riverbend Festival - Chattanooga, TN
6/7 - Blue Plum Festival - Johnson City, TN
8/22 - Nedfest - Nederland, CO
Austin will also perform with Grateful Grass at Gathering Of The Vibes, YarmonyGrass and Lockn'.
[Published on: 4/25/14]