+ ERIC McGRATH
Rachel Austin stretches the borders of indie folk and grungy jazz, reflecting the influences of both her childhood home in the mountains of Virginia and her current home in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
With a voice that soars “like an earth angel” (Hot Press Magazine) and song writing that is “at once haunted and uplifting, yearning yet triumphant” (Daily Mirror), Austin adds junk tremolo guitar to create a sound compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Woven Hand.
In her live performances, she weaves these vocals and songs together using simple voice and loop station arrangements to make playful yet bold statements.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).