Austin has always loved music since he was a child, but didn’t pick up a guitar until he was 23. A single dad at that time, trying to practice and raise his son, he found songwriting an outlet to everyday life and relationship stress.
In 2009, Austin entered a contest hosted by a local radio station. To Austin’s surprise, he was selected as one of the finalists. He performed his first original song “Beauty In The Breakdown”. Though he didn’t move on to the next round, he used that experience to fuel him, and continued to song write and play at local shows.