You can call her “Gus.” She doesn’t mind. But her name is Augusta, and the country rocker/singer/songwriter doesn’t mind repeating the name to make sure audiences get it. Whether she is performing in Canada or the U.S, Gus has an air of calm and confidence in her music and in herself. Having an amazing guitarist for a dad, it was hard for her not to develop a love for music at a very early age. He introduced her to all the greats. Zeppelin, Hendrix, Waylon, you name 'em. She sure wasn't you're typical kid listening to bubble gum pop all day long.
Augusta started with a focus on classical music, having performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on numerous occasions, but the heart wants what it wants. Country music with a rockin’ flare captured her heart hard and fast and simply wouldn’t let go. Augusta feels that there is no better feeling than rocking out on a stage, and making audiences feel things that only music can make one feel. She says "Music isn't only just supposed to sound "pretty, it is supposed to make you feel something, and if I can make an audience feel anything at all, then I feel that I have done my job as an artist."
Augusta continues to make numerous appearances throughout Canada, and the U.S, including shows at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, Commodore Grille, Silver Dollar Saloon, and The Fontanel with stops in North Carolina, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Kingston, and Ottawa. Augusta most recently returned from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where she was awarded the North American Country Music Association International's New Country Rising Star Award, as well as the New Country Songwriter of the Year Award.
Old soul may be the most over used phrase to describe young artists. Augusta has grown up dreams and expectations but is in every way a teenager. You can find Augusta’s self titled EP on ITunes!
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