Austin Webb grew up in Greenville, S.C. listening to healthy doses of Motown, R&B, rock, and retro country from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. He also loved authors like Oscar Wilde, O Henry, Walt Whitman and Dylan Thomas, and started writing poetry at nine years old. He knew he was going to be a writer of some sort, and at 16 when he picked up a guitar, he began pouring out his emotions into songs. His Martin guitar has been with him through thick and thin since he was 16, and is his most prized possession.
For some examples of the things Austin loves, check out his arm. His sleeve of tattoos includes pictures of his beloved basset hound Archie, who passed away, a vintage radio, an ex-girlfriend, a ship’s wheel, and many more. He also has a weakness for redheads. A romantic at heart, his last six girlfriends have all been redheads!
Keep an eye out on CMTT later this week for our full interview with Austin from CRS 2013.
Meet New & Noteworthy Artist Austin Webb
Current Single: “It’s All Good”
Musical Influences – Kris Kristofferson, Nina Simone, John Mayer, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Otis Redding, Joe Cocker
Personal Influences – Dad and Mom
Austin’s Music Sounds Like: Country Soul
Why You Should Be Listening: Because the music will make you feel good…