The Free Bird Project

Jeff Austin

Yonder Mountain String Band, 30db

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The first time I met Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band, I gave him a couple of mix CDs as a friendly how-do-you-do over drinks at a great SF watering hole called The Connecticut Yankee. He mulled the track listings over for a minute and then said, “I’m going to listen to these in my car and think of you erotically.” Keep in mind that we’d just met a few minutes earlier, but this kind of thing seems par for the course with a natural born jester like Austin. His mischievousness comes through loud and clear in this shot from Chad Smith.

Jeff Austin by Chad Smith

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