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Jeff Austin

1974 - 2019
Jeff Austin (Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)
Jeff Austin was a co-founder, mandolinist, and singer for the popular progressive bluegrass band, the Yonder Mountain String Band. Based in Colorado, they are popular on the jam band scene and pioneers of modern bluegrass. Austin and banjoist Dave Johnston were playing in a bluegrass band when they met Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann, forming the Yonder Mountain String Band in 1998. Austin left the band in 2014, and started the Jeff Austin Band. His band was actively touring when they had to abruptly cancel upcoming shows due to Austin’s medical emergency.

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