• 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

  • Sawyer Sessions LP coming from Yep Roc

    Bluegrass is well-represented on the upcoming Yep Roc Records project, Sawyer Sessions, Season 1, set for LP release on Record Store Day, April 18. The album contains tracks from the YouTube music series by the same name, created by filming a

  • The Simple Truth from Jeff Austin

    Yep Roc Records has announced February 10, 2015 as the release date for The Simple Truth, the debut solo project from Jeff Austin following his departure from Yonder Mountain String Band this year. Yonder fans should find a lot to like

  • Late night jam from DelFest 2014

    As they have for the past few years, DelFest has posted video from the last night/late night jam with the Travelin' McCourys at the 2014 iteration of DelFest. Each year the festival closes out with the McCourys jamming on stage with