|In 2013 Matt Austin released the EP ‘Matt Austin' and supported acts such as
Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Lewis, Josh Gracin,
Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice and Jerrod Niemann.
Matt Austin grew up in the Detroit downriver area. His father played guitar but it wasn’t until his uncle from Texas moved to Michigan that he showed any interest in music. He was inspired first by blues guitar greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix
Austin’s Detroit music history really starts with a band called Bridgewood. They had a modicum of success, opening for acts such as Vince Neil, Trapt and Sponge. Then he was invited to join a group with Charlie Grover from Sponge, and Cheyenne Goff from Bliss 66. Donnie Patty from Bliss 66 came on to play bass and Paper Street Saints was born. Paper Street Saints became one of the most notable acts in Detroit and opened for acts as large as Bon Jovi in sold out arenas.
|“After all of my history playing
rock music, I have now grown
in to the artist that best fits who
I am and it shows in this record,”
- Matt Austin
Austin has assembled a band of all stars on stage. Ken Kudsin (drums) and Tommy Furbacher (guitar) hail from Panic Trigger and Soul Circus. Their rock backgrounds bring an edge to Austin’s live show. Shance Carlisle (Bass, vocals) comes from a background of hip hop, rock and soul. He is the “fire cracker” on stage and is full of energy that comes out in his playing. Matt’s right hand man on and off stage is Kyle Palermino, on backing vocals and lead guitar. Shance and Kyle played together supporting Detroit rapper HUSH.
Along with releasing his new EP ‘Matt Austin’, 2013 found him supporting acts such as Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Uncle Kracker, Aaron Lewis, Josh Gracin, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice and Jerrod Niemann.
Go towww.mattaustinmusic.com for more info.