Campus Coffee House Artists
While many country artists work hard to legitimize their country roots, Austin Moody doesn’t need to try. Everything about him is country. Moody was born in Kingsport Tennessee, a mere stone’s throw from the birthplace of country music. As an only child growing up on a farm, he was heavily influenced by farm life and music. Since the age of 10 Austin was a member of the 4H Club and Future Farmers of America. As Moody put it, “I was always as country as they come. My pets were a possum named Opie and a horse named Jingo Rodriquez. I always spent the night at the county fairs and was the kid who got up early to wash and clip the sheep and cattle for livestock competitions.”
Moody also found a love of flying in his teen years. He spent four years in the Junior Air Force ROTC and had his pilot’s license by the age of seventeen. He was all set to enlist and begin training at the Shaw Air Force Base in Charleston, SC when his call to music came.
Shortly after moving to Music City, Moody met award winning songwriter D Vincent Williams. Williams took Austin under his wing and began working on developing his songwriting skills and serving as an advisor. “I don’t know where I’d be without D’s guidance” stated Austin. “He has saved me from a lot of career missteps. I couldn’t be more grateful.” Williams is equally enamored. “All you have to do is hear his voice once to know he has a chance to be special. After you meet him it’s hard to decide which is more impressive…his undeniable ability and charisma or his character. He is a great talent and a fine young man who is mature well beyond his years.”
Austin will be touring college markets extensively while writing for his album. Look for Moody to be in the studio recording his new album throughout 2015.
Jared Mahone is not your typical singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar. One grin and quick witty remark from Jared make him an easy guy to like. His soulful, funky tunes filled with genuinely thoughtful lyrics make him easy to remember. His original style, soulful vocals and unbelievable beatbox showcase make him impossible to forget. As one of the most booked performers in the college market, Jared completed 500+ shows across the country including a campus tour with 90 concerts in less than 120 days. His “Mixtape Project” allowed fans to hear a new song from him every week in 2010 and now the favorite songs from the project make up his new full-length album. The record was created by an all-star team including producer Jerry DePizzo of O.A.R., Grammy award winning mix engineer Mike Landolt (Maroon 5), and Brian Lucey (The Shins, The Black Keys).
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