A musician whose dry wit and passionate musicality are present on every note of his music . His music showcases a music professional who is bold but not brash and confident without being cocky.Allsup is a rock star in the making, and he offers intense, multi-dimentional lyrics and strong vocals that can only be described as a perfect mixture of Eddie Vedder with the lyrical prose of Lucinda Williams. The similarities to Lucinda Williams don’t end there, because both artists have famous fathers that loom large over their music. Williams learned the importance of lyrics from Miller Williams, one of America’s greatest contemporary poets. Likewise, Tommy Allsup, famed lead guitarist for Buddy Holly and one of the most sought after session players of the 70’s & 80’s in Nashville. However, Austin chose not to rest on his family name, and he carefully honed his craft by strengthening his songwriting, vocals, and live performance.
Austin Allsup was recently a top-10 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and was a hit at the 2017 Winter Dance Party. His father, Tommy, played guitar with Buddy Holly during the 1959 Winter Dance Party Tour and was a regular Surf Ballroom favorite until his death in 2017.