Over the last two decades, the name Austin Lucas has become synonymous with emotionally impactful, intellectual songwriting, and unparalleled live performances. Consumed by an overdeveloped sense of wanderlust as a young person, the critically-acclaimed Bloomington, Indiana-bred artist spent their formative years in the driver’s seat of various beaten-up Ford Econolines. Burning through countless miles and living the world over, Austin calls “home” everywhere from the American West Coast to the central states of the European continent.
As a young person, Austin worshipped a diverse mixture of Classic Rock, Country, Punk, Psychedelic Folk, and Mountain Music and has made a career by successfully fusing these disparate influences into something uniquely their own. Austin, known as a “songwriter’s songwriter,” has been a fixture in the worlds of Alternative Country and Folk Punk, having toured with everyone from Willie Nelson, Brent Cobb, Face To Face, Frank Turner, Lavender Country, Nathaniel Rateliff, Chuck Ragan, Dawes, Langhorne Slim, Joe Pug, John Moreland, Lucero, and many others.
Austin’s long history in the DIY punk scene forged an uncompromising attitude towards the way their art should be presented to the world. Although a desire to do things on their own terms has inspired countless artists over the years, their iconoclastic heart has often found them running afoul of music industry executives. Nevertheless, Austin’s place is now where it always has been, at the forefront of a cultural zeitgeist. Uplifting and expanding on the traditions of American Roots Music, while holding true to the attitude and ethics of political Hardcore and Indie underground–the lifeblood that runs through their veins.