Jeff Austin Medical Fund Established

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A fund has been established for mandolinist Jeff Austin following a recent medical emergency. Those wishing to donate to help cover the cost of his medical care can do so via a Sweet Relief Musicians’ Fund page established for Austin.

The Sweet Relief Musicians’ Fund page states, “Jeff is in Seattle with his family, receiving the best care possible.” The message also notes that any updates will be posted to the fundraising page and to Austin’s Facebook page.

Yesterday, a message was posted to Austin’s Facebook page canceling his upcoming festival appearances due to a “medical emergency.” Austin’s former group, Yonder Mountain String Band, responded to the post asking for prayers for their former band mate. Yonder also addressed the situation from the stage yesterday at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and dedicated a performance of “Half Moon Rising” to Austin.