Ryan Cavanaugh to Jeff Austin Band

ryan_cavanaughThe Jeff Austin Band has announced that Ryan Cavanaugh has joined the group on banjo, taking the spot recently vacated by Danny Barnes. This has been Jeff’s performing vehicle since he left Yonder Mountain String Band in 2013.

Cavanaugh joins Austin on mandolin, Ross Martin on guitar and Eric Thorin on bass.

Over the past few years, Ryan had been performing with jazz master Bill Evans and his Soulgrass ensemble.

Jeff sent along this statement as Ryan joins the group.

Jeff Austin“It is with endless excitement that the Jeff Austin Band 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 ryancavanaugh.com.

We also wish 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!”

You can keep up with Jeff and the guys online.

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