10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Most know Jeff Austin as the leader of The Yonder Mountain String Band. However, he quit in 2014 and assembled a harder rocking band with longtime collaborator banjo-guitarist Danny Barnes, guitarist Ross Martin, and bassist Eric Thorin. Assisting the band on Austin’s first solo album are Todd Snider, Jenn Hartswick, Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss, Sarah Siskind, and North Mississippi Allstars’ Cody Dickinson. “Fiddling Around” closes in on bluegrass, while “What the Night Brings” is a country rocker worthy of Bob Seger. Grooves lock tight for “15 Steps” and “Shake Me Up.” But Austin’s arguably best on the ballads: “Scrapbook Pages,” “Over and Over,” and the album closer, “Falling Stars.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Most know Jeff Austin as the leader of The Yonder Mountain String Band. However, he quit in 2014 and assembled a harder rocking band with longtime collaborator banjo-guitarist Danny Barnes, guitarist Ross Martin, and bassist Eric Thorin. Assisting the band on Austin’s first solo album are Todd Snider, Jenn Hartswick, Umphrey’s McGee’s Brendan Bayliss, Sarah Siskind, and North Mississippi Allstars’ Cody Dickinson. “Fiddling Around” closes in on bluegrass, while “What the Night Brings” is a country rocker worthy of Bob Seger. Grooves lock tight for “15 Steps” and “Shake Me Up.” But Austin’s arguably best on the ballads: “Scrapbook Pages,” “Over and Over,” and the album closer, “Falling Stars.”

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Cecil Jerome ,

Make Jeff Yonder Again

Snooze fest. There’s a reason why the JAB plays mostly Yonder material nowadays.

joew21 ,

Good vibes

Got the album yesterday and played it while cooking dinner and the whole family ended up downstairs grooving...yes 3 teenagers included...none of whom claim they like country but they love jeff and his band and this album