Since his 05’ arrival onto the Red Dirt Music Scene, Texas native AUSTIN ALLSUP has become a sound of his own accord.
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.
Traveling up and down the nation's highways Austin has more than met quota for his share of self determination.“I know it doesn't' come easy, but if the wheels on my van keep taking me up and down the road and I can make a living doing what I love, then there's not too much wrong with that.” Knowing this, Austin is what good friend Rodney Pyeatt calls a “LIFER”. With a love for music and a intent passion for the songs he writes Austin began to grow as a singer, songwriter, and performer. With the release of Austin's first record Intensity. He started to build his fan base one show at a time. With that attitude in mind, Austin has now had the opportunity to share the stage with artists from all over the musical spectrum, such as John Mellencamp , Joe Ely, Mike McClure, Van Zandt, LeAnn Womack, Jason Aldean, Jason Boland, Stoney Larue, Blake Shelton, Cody Canada, Randy Rogers, and many more. Without any intentions on letting up, Austin has just finished producing his newest record “Cryin' Out Loud” with friend and producer Mike McClure.
“Austin Allsup is one of the most naturally talented guys I've come across. He writes great songs and has the swagger to pull it off with out looking like a jerk. I would bet he shoots to the moon.” Mike McClure.
“The boy can flat out sing, from top to bottom he carries all note. He follows no trail, but blazes his own. " Justin Frazell 95.9 The Ranch