Musicians & Others Remember Jeff Austin

Pioneering jamgrass musician Jeff Austin died in Seattle on Monday. Tributes into the co-founding manhood of this Yonder Mountain String Band and Jeff Austin Band have been pouring in since the news was declared on Tuesday.

Last night, an all-star quintet that included just a couple of Austin’s Yonder band mates headlined that the Friends Of Folk Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. Yonder’s and Adam Aijala were united by Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon and Stephen Mougin of Sam Bush‘s ring. Kauffman took a moment prior to the quintet’s cover of “No Expectations” from The Rolling Stones to dedicate the song to Jeff.

“You know that this is a afternoon that was tough and then we ’re planning to perform this song for Jeff Austin,” that the bassist said. “We used to do this song in Yonder and I know for me personally, the last time I played with this song was Jeff, and I’m I could say the same in Adam. Now I suppose I expect to sing , I’ll do my very best. ” Watch fan-shot video of devotion and this cover starting thanks to C Alan Crandall:

Founded by C Alan Crandall on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Leftover Salmon’s Vince Herman composed a Gorgeous song in tribute to both Jeff and shared a video containing Herman performing the song on the other side of a lake:

Jeff Austin Family Fund

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Keller Williams additionally took into the outside to film his cover of Jeff’s “New Horizons”:

New Horizons from Jeff Austin. Kw.

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Donations to help Austin’s family can be made here. More tributes and remembrances to get Jeff Austin continue below:

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We were just kids…

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We are saddened to report that we have dropped our brother Jeff Austin. Remembering the incredible times and enchanting …

Founded by Yonder Mountain String Band on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Please consider making a contribution to the Austin family under. Words can’t express how much Jeff is going to be missed. A…

Inspired by Leftover Salmon on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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(Please see FB for full tribute): My friend Jeff is gone and it makes me so sad. Ever since I have heard the news, there have been many memories of times we shared jointly bouncing through my mind. Most have made me cry, although some have caused me to laugh. … I remember when he came outside to the Stagestop to jam and set his stamp of approval with this group that I was considering joining called Greensky Bluegrass. Thanks buddy! I remember he would get about it and how damn great of a cook that he was. He would produce his fried chicken when Burle and I would come over and it was some of the finest in the world. Thank you! I remember how proud he would be if I would see him after Greensky started to blow off … but also the pecking appearance that he would give me the one phrase that he would fall me towards the conclusion of our discussions. He would never say “it”, however he didn&rsquo. Just because you’re on top now, doesn’t mean you’ll be tomorrow. Love it, don’t f*** it up, don’forget how quickly things can change. Thanks friend! … I remember the energy that Jeff placed into every performance I ever saw him sacrifice. I remember using a moment quite a while ago where I was watching him yell in the NWSS… I thought that when I could just come up with a way to put that power and that intensity that he produces while singing to the way I play the dobro, then I might be particular or unique, also. Thank you showman! I remember that even though we were brothers and all friends, our discussions were always. He never let me totally in, although I could peak behind his mask at times. Considering it, it reminds me of myself. It reminds me about a great deal of the musicians I spend time with at gigs or festivals all around the country. Let’s look after one another and try and dig deeper. Let & rsquo; s not forget that we’re sisters and brothers in arms but once a month or annually, although we might not find each other. Thank you Jeff! I miss you and I like you and wish you were with us. Please give if you can and include this website in your tributes:

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We re pleased to discuss that Jeff Austin has passed off. Jeff was brotheran inspiration

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“Hard to think that my previous neighbor Jeff Austin is now gone. I had some Amazing times pickin’ with him, if with String…

Posted by The String Cheese Incident on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Rest in Peace my dear friend! You’re singing and shouting in the Angel Band today! 🙏🏻😢🎼❤️

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Rest In Peace, brother Jeff. A very sad moment.

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The Dusters are more happy to hear about the departure of our friend Jeff Austin. Jeff was leader of … and of jam grass music

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Rest peacefully old friend. Kw.

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Sending love and light to the family, friends, and lovers of both Jeff Austin. We're deeply saddened by the news of his departure. Looking back on all the times he graced our stage on the previous 10 years. #RIP @jeffaustin10  

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Thanks to the inspiration, love and laughs jeff. I ’m eternally grateful.

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Heartbroken to hear about this loss of our friend Jeff Austin. Such a sad moment. I’m placing a link in my bio to get a fund set up to his loved ones. Please consider helping out if possible. Rest brother. 🙏🏻

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We hope you’ll consider a contribution in support of Jeff’s family, He lit up the stage like no one else, gone far too soon.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the departure of a dear family member, mandolinist, singer, songwriter and founder of The Jeff Austin Band and Yonder Mountain String Band Jeff Austin. Austin passed away June 24, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. He was also son of Eileen Austin, husband to Devlyn, also daddy to Lily Rose (12), Penelope (5), and Jude Patrick (two ). He was a dear friend whose songs touched the lives of so many, and will be sorely missed. If You Want to make a contribution to help his family, please visit @jeffaustin10 @yondermountain

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I’m saddened to hear the news about my friend Jeff Austin. He is a pillar in this community. I’ve an…

Founded by Billy Strings on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Rest easy, baby. You are loved by us.

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Heartbroken in an old and dear friend’s reduction. We shared alot of songs kilometers, food, and exceptional memories. I will…

Founded by Larry Keel on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Today is a sad day, we dropped one of people and the musicians that have graced our corner of the world. Jeff…

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Our hearts go out to Jeff’s family members, group mates, friends, and lovers. Thank you for all the inspiration and steamrolling a route for acoustic audio Jeff! Rest In Peace into our brother in audio. ❤️

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Man sad to hearing the death of my great friend @jeffaustin10 …. Friends and @iamyondermoutain loved ones that we love u men …. Blessing into Jeff family 🙏. . 🎥@ Nancy Isaac

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We are deeply saddened by the loss of dear friend, Jeff Austin. He’s become a staple in DelFest over Time, along with a…

Founded by DelFest on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rest in peace, Jeff Austin. Your songs graced creating memories and beloved experiences for all. You’ll Be missed ❤️

Founded by Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

We are deeply saddened to hear the facts of Jeff Austin's departure. A favorite amongst our staff, Jeff's electricity & charisma…

Founded by The Ardmore Music Hall on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Thank you for paving the way. Godspeed.Jeff Austin Relief Fund:

Posted by The Lil Smokies on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Andy & Jeff playing then…reunited today. RIP 💔 ・・・ RIP Jeff! What a loss to our audio community. Hope you’re up there jamming with Andy nightly 😥 @jeffaustin10

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