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Angel's Voice, Pot of Gold

I first saw Austin Lucas on the Rival Tour (Tim Barry, Chuck Regan, Ben Nichols) in '08 and he kept up with the best of them... (Avail, Hot Water Music, Lucero; respectively) He's a short, sweaty, red-headed, pot of gold at the end of the rainbow looking dude, but he has a mountain angel's voice and a true passion for his roots. The true heart of a country yodeler.

Jimminy Christmas

I bought this album on the strength of Austin's Suburban Home release "Somebody Loves You." I am now three songs in and I wish I'd spent a great deal more than the nine bucks I've spent. This guy has got a purity rarely found in folk music these days. As a songwriter he humbles me and as a performer and vocalist he manages to hit every moment perfectly. This is music my friends. Before it was trendy to like folk or alt-country the artists brave enough to write it, wrote it anyway... this album obviously springs from that need. It's heartrending and warm and everything that music should be. Buy it.

I am very impressed

After reading Not That Impressed's review and listening to Chuck Ragan's music and found it lacking compared to Mr. Lucas' music. Not to dis Ragan but i found Austin's combination of country, bluegrass, great voice and songwriting to be some of the best in this genre i have found in a long time. Impressed indeed!


Born: Bloomington Indiana

Genre: Country

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Singer and songwriter Austin Lucas was born and grew up in Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, the son of bluegrass producer and songwriter Bob Lucas, who is best known for his work with Alison Krauss. The younger Lucas could harmonize before he could read and spent six years as a vocalist with the Indiana University Children's Choir. Then he discovered punk rock and veered off defiantly in that direction, working as a bassist, guitarist, and/or vocalist for several bands, including Twenty Third...
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