|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
Still wanting to front his own band he formed the self-titled
Matt Austin Band. He again achieved a fair amount of success, performing live
on Fox 2 Detroit and opening for National Acts such as Tesla, Def Leppard and
Styx. But something was missing and in the summer of 2011 Matt discovered New
Country. He was transported back to the feelings he had as a young boy and was
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
Matt Austin has a very busy weekend. He will be appearing on
Fox 2 news Friday morning, performing Friday night with Montgomery Gentry at The
Sound Board, then Saturday night at Royal Oak Music Theater with Jerrod Niemann.
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.
Jason Osburn is a Kimchi and craft beer fueled artist, graphic designer, chef, daddy, and writer. (not necessarily in that order) He’s worked in and around the music industry in Detroit and Nationally for the better part of 20 years.