• Jeff Austin Benefit November 4 in Denver

    On November 4 in Denver, CO, a who's who of contemporary and progressive bluegrass artists will assemble at the Mission Ballroom to honor and remember Jeff Austin, and raise money for his family, left widowed and fatherless by his sudden

  • Jeff Austin passes

    Jeff Austin, mandolinist, singer, and songwriter - and co-founder of Yonder Mountain String Band and the Jeff Austin Band - died yesterday in Seattle, WA. He was 45 years of age. A "medical emergency" had been announced early Saturday morning, but

  • Julian Davis to The Jeff Austin Band

    The Jeff Austin Band has brought young Julian Davis on board as their new guitarist. His first outing with the group is tonight in Milwaukee, WI. Just a few years out of school, Julian has already gained a reputation as a

  • Grateful Ball tour ready for summer

    Travelin' McCourys and Jeff Austin Band play the Grateful Dead's Fire on the Mountain - photo by David Russell Before the Grateful Dead pioneered psychedelic rock music, Jerry Garcia played bluegrass. One of Garcia’s first gigs in the early 1960’s was playing

  • Grateful Ball live video for Althea

    The Travelin' McCourys and The Jeff Austin Band have released a live video shot during their successful Grateful Ball tour last year. The concept behind the tour was that each group would perform their standard show, followed by a jammin' joint

  • Grateful Ball Tour in October

    Good news for bluegrass loving Dead Heads! The Jeff Austin Band and The Travelin' McCourys have decided to recreate their successful Grateful Ball concert as a week-long tour this October. The original show was held at Urban Chestnut Brewing in St. Louis

  • Ryan Cavanaugh to Jeff Austin Band

    The 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

  • Fiddlin’ Around video from Jeff Austin

    Prog-grasser Jeff Austin has released a live video of he and the Jeff Austin Band performing Fiddlin' Around from his current album, The Simple Truth, at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon earlier this month.   Featured with Jeff on mandolin and vocals are