The man that started it all back in 1981!! We share names with this gentleman because, hell, he made us! Greg Austin was the inaugural house band at Austin City Saloon all throughout the 80’s. There’s a lot to say about this man and that’s why he was the first member of the Austin City Saloon Hall of Fame. Original music and covers alike, Greg Austin is one of those artists that come around once in a lifetime. If you find a moment to catch one of his acoustic shows around Lexington, KY we suggest you jump at the chance!!!
George Molton has been a staple of great country music in Kentucky and at Austin City Saloon for decades. Sticking with the classic sound that makes country what it is, George captivates any crowd with his covers of Conway Twitty, Willie Nelson, and any other classic he chooses to touch. His original music has been covered by such acts as John Michael Montgomery and Montgomery Gentry. If you catch him at The City on a Friday or Saturday night, you’re sure to find a crowd singing along with every song.
Known as one of the best performers not only in central KY, but KY itself, Avery brings his brand of soulfulness to any stage he stands on. A regular on the Austin City Saloon stage, he covers anything from classic Merle Haggard to Prince to Bruno Mars and right on back to classic country not to mention his wide catalog of original music. If you want to actually feel emotion being pumped from the stage like shine out of an eastern KY holler, then you wanna catch an Avery Crabtree show.
Corey Kenton is Kentucky’s up and coming country music sensation. Born in Richmond Kentucky, Corey has captured the attention and hearts of Central Kentucky’s country music fans and is currently sharing the stage between both Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN. An undeniable stage presence, Corey is still coming into his own. His new band is nothing short of electric and together they create a show well worth anyone’s time. He’s one of the young bucks in town and these honky tonks ain’t gonna hold him long so its best to catch you a Kenton show when you can.
Travis Harris & The West Coast Turnarounds
Travis Harris & The WCT is newer to the music scene at Austin City Saloon and has already started to create a phenomenal following. They’re a young bunch with a great sound covering classic country all the way up to your 90’s favorites. There’s an intensity watching Travis Harris front the band and deliver lyrics like a veteran of old honky tonks. If you want a young band with a classic sound that delivers lyrics like a whiskey loaded freight train, Travis Harris & The West Coast Turnarounds is your band.
“I started in 2004 doing karaoke and really grew up in the bar. In 2006, I asked the manager at Austin City Saloon to do a patio acoustic show. It would soon blossom and I literally worked my way in from the back porch,” Howell noted. He would soon receive the support from Beam Global Brands – specifically Knob Creek, as well as local radio stations. Mr Puddin Howell is an artist always popping up in Austin City Saloon and always will. A superb singer/songwriter, Howell creates an envirement where you want to listen. His acoustic shows let you hear a voice that sings truth. When you catch a Puddin Howell show, you’ll walk out a believer…. and everybody loves a little Puddin anyway.