Jeff Austin & Chris Castino
Jeff Austin of progressive bluegrass sensations, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Chris Castino of experimental rockers, The Big Wu, first met four years ago in 2000 at the annual Family Reunion event held by the Big Wu. The two musicians hit it off, and a firm musical friendship was formed. Austin and Castino came together in the Spring of 2003 to collaborate on their debut album, Songs from the Tin Shed (Frog Pad Records, 2004). The duo brought their individual influences to a small studio in Lyons, CO to create an album that is deliciously rich in Americana favor.