New Oxford, PA – The New Oxford Fall Fest was kicked off last night by Austin as he played 5 songs to get the crowd pumped up for the parade. It was a fun crowd as many showed up to see the various floats, teams and, cars to celebrate the fall season. Thank you everybody for coming out! (Photo Courtesy of S-J Roth Photography)
York, PA – The Fall Days Gone By Release Tour kicked off last night as Austin played at the York Fair Heritage Hall. Austin’s new album, “Days Gone By”, was released yesterday as well and what better way to release a CD then to play at the Fair! Many people came out for the opening day festivities at America’s oldest fair. There was great food, fun games, dollar admission, and tons of free entertainment. Austin was honored when he was asked to play the 2 dates for the fair because he was among elite company as Nashville recording artist, JT Hodges, graced the 107.7 WGTY Free Stage and up and coming radio country band Parmalee, were in the Sports Bar. Austin played a 45 minute set and had about 40 people there for the show. He plays again at the Fair next Friday in the Heritage Hall at 7 PM. So if you missed the first show, you still have another chance. See you at the Fair!
Lead Guitarist Jace Hyde is one of the best guitarists in the area and has added so much to “Days Gone By.” Jace has opened up for the likes of Bon Jovi, Foghat, Poison, Kix and many others. In this album, Jace brings to the table anything from a hard rock solo right out of the 80’s that can make the hair stand up on your back to a pretty little folk country lick that’ll bring a tear to your eye. Overall, Jace is the whole package which is exactly why he was picked to play on this album.
Jeff Hassinger is truly a master at work. He is one of the best recording engineers/producers in the area. He sits behind the board and can take any track and make it sound amazing. However, Jeff is not simply a recording engineer/producer, he is also a player on this album. Jeff plays the piano, the bass, and the drums which really makes the music so much fuller. Jeff is essential and he is another huge piece in making “Days Gone By” the album it is.
Hagerstown, MD – Austin Rife played at the Cancun Cantina in the Texaco Country Showdown to about 150 people. He played 2 original songs, “Days Gone By” and “Silverados at Sundown.” His next show will be at the Brookmere Winery on August 10th. Hope to see you there!
Nashville, TN – Austin got the opportunity to play his first show in Nashville, TN at the Whiskey Bent Saloon. The music city has been the landmark of country music since the beginning of music itself. Artists live and die off of Broadway. So, who knows what this young artist’s future might hold?
Hanover, PA – Austin Rife placed in the Top Five in the Hanover’s Got Talent Show at the Hanover High School. He played the hit Josh Thompson song, “Way Out Here.”
Photo Credit-Evening Sun
York, PA – Who said Dirt Trackin’s only about the racing? On this night in January, the Jazz Me Band and Austin Rife put on a fun show for the crowd. Here, Austin and Kirk Wise sing together to get the crowd into it. It was a great show and a lot of fun. Thanks Dirt Trackin!
Photo Credit- Landon Wise Photography