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Jeff Austin is a mandolinist and singer/songwriter from Elk Grove, IL who's probably best known for fronting the popular jam-grass outfit Yonder Mountain String Band. Since leaving the group in 2014, Austin has launched solo endeavors that still find the talented musician performing his characteristic style of up beat and infectious bluegrass.
Formed outside of Oakland, CA in 1992 by a few guys who like to drink beer, play hard rock and head bang - Machine Head has gone on to be one of the more innovative modern heavy metal bands with an inventive instrumental approach and florid stage show. Though the group has experienced a number of line up changes since its inception, the group still knows how to rock out and the band's live shows are testament to this.
Centered around the prodigious banjo playing abilities of Bela Fleck, the Flecktones play a high-energy brand of bluegrass fusion that incorporates a number of elements plucked from other genres - such as jazz, folk and pop. Also featuring extremely talented bass guru Victor Wooten, a big draw of seeing the group play live is the opportunity to admire each player's masterful control of his instrument. Improvisation is a key factor in Bela Fleck and the Flecktones music, as banjo, guitars, drums and horns take turns soloing and playing off of one another. The band's success has been well-documented since it formed in 1988, evidenced by its in-demand live performances and its multiple Grammy award nominations .