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INTRO: AUSTIN LUCAS

Put The Needle Down

With Austin Lucas’s Collection coming out this week it’s time for an Intro. For your listening pleasure 9B presents: Put The Needle Down (an Intro to Austin Lucas). For someone who’s only been around for a little while Austin has quite a few records under his belt. For the intro I think I covered everything released under his name except the European only vinyl At War With Freak Folk which I do not have. However, all but two of the tracks were released on Somebody Loves You and the two that weren’t are on the forthcoming Collection. Aside from Somebody Loves You I chose tracks from Putting The Hammer Down, The Common Cold, Bristle Ridge which was Chuck Ragan along with Austin, as well as his split with The Takers to round out fourteen of what I think are not necessarily the best Austin Lucas tracks but the best tracks to represent his musical stylings, amazing vocals, and timeless lyrical ability.

Track Archive

Suburban Home Records Artist Page for Austin Lucas
Austin Lucas’s Official Site
Austin Lucas on Wikipedia

EDIT: Austin has just hit the road on a new tour. If he’s coming to your neck of the woods go check him out. Here are the dates:

Jun 4 Atlantic, Gainesville, FL
Jun 5 Village, Tavern Mount Pleasant, SC
Jun 6 Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
Jun 7, House show, Richmond, VA (email: blownamps@hotmail.com for more info)
Jun 8 The Fire, Philadelphia, PA
Jun 9, Bar Nine, New York City, NY
Jun 10 Great Scott, Boston, MA
Jun 11 The Acheron, Brooklyn, New York
Jun 12 Googie’s Lounge upstairs at The Living Room, New York, NY
Jun 14 Chez Baptiste, Montréal, Québec
Jun 15 Sneaky Dees, Toronto, ON
Jun 16 Mansion House, St Catharines, ON
Jun 17 Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ottawa, ON
Jun 18 The Grist Mill, Waterloo, Ontario
Jun 19 Mac’s Bar, Lansing, MI
Jun 20 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
Jun 22 The Bishop, Bloomington, Indiana
Jun 23 Ronny’s, Chicago, IL
Jun 24 Mad Planet, Milwaukee, WI
Jun 25 Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN
Jun 26 Manitoba, Canada
Jun 28 Slice, Lethbridge, AB,
Jun 29 The Haven Social Club, Edmonton, AB Jun 30 Sled Island Festival, Calgary, Alberta
Jul 1 Sled Island Festival, Calgary, Alberta
Jul 2 Sled Island Festival, Calgary, Alberta
Jul 6 the Can Can, Seattle, WA
Jul 7 White Eagle, Portland, OR
Jul 8 White Eagle, Portland, OR
Jul 10 Bombay’s, Redding, CA
Jul 11 Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA
Jul 12 Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 14 Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
Jul 15 Triple Nickel, Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 16 Vale, CO
Jul 17 Bike Doctor, Missoula, MT

10 Comments

  1. nick nick
    June 4, 2010    

    Nice choices here. I would have put Man Alive on there as well though.

  2. Milhouse44 Milhouse44
    June 4, 2010    

    Austin is a great talent. Bristle Rigde was my first introdution to his music and from there I have gone back and gotten all of his recordings. The stripped down versions on ‘Collection’ I like just as much or more than the studio produced versions. His catalog full of hidden gems, ‘Breaker, Breaker’ is one of my favorites but, I think you had good choices for the ‘Intro’ all around.

  3. June 4, 2010    

    Perfect timing! I’m going to see Austin Lucas in two weeks in Toronto, and my friend’s band is opening for him in Ottawa. If you are interested in some Canadian-style bluegrass, check out Huntley Slim and the Suburban Cowboys or hit me up and I will set you up!

  4. June 4, 2010    

    LOVE Austin. I get to see him in both Portland and SF in July.

  5. Jake Jake
    June 4, 2010    

    Do not miss Austin live. He’s stripped down and excellent. I’d love to see him with the Takers as a backing band…

  6. June 5, 2010    

    I’m still holding out for an Austin/Two Cow album or EP or some such. The shows they did together were epic and they made a killer back-up band

  7. June 6, 2010    

    Such a talented and nice dude! I’m glad I got to see him open for Chuck Ragan, the first time he came through the Netherlands. I hadn’t heared/seen Austin before, but decided to buy all his records even before he finished his first song of the set. And still kicking myself for not getting the At War With Freak Folk record!

  8. Chris Green Chris Green
    June 7, 2010    

    An austin + two cow ep would be awesome. Seeing him sing “somebody loves you” backed up by TCG was one of my musical highlights of 2009. Along those lines, two cow just put up tour dates at http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=9206103&blogId=500127735, and it says “all dates w/ austin lucas” 🙂

  9. Chris Green Chris Green
    June 7, 2010    

    d-oh that link is for 2009 tour dates :-(.

  10. allen allen
    July 4, 2010    

    Come to San Diego California

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