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Chris Elliott and Lisa Austin are a musical duo who are injecting new, irreverent elements into the established folk and singer-songwriter playing field via their smart and modern lyrical sensibilities. Meanwhile, their musical end hinges upon vocal melodies and harmonies, while the duo trades off licks on Chris’ guitar and Lisa’s bass, banjo and guitar, bringing their fun, original take on folk to Boston’s coffee houses, clubs and concert halls. Their shows are guaranteed to be a memorable experience.” - George Pacheco

CBS Boston

...Their shows are lively affairs. The Montague duo plays harmony-laced folk songs that have a tendency to be on the dark side... Remember that time Gillian Welch and Robyn Hitchcock collaborated? This is what that project should have sounded like.” - Sheryl Hunter


Dark and, at times, irreverent, Cradle And Crow, the latest project from Austin & Elliott challenges the listener with a modern approach through the dark heart of classic country and Appalachian ballads. A fascinating adventure!” - Joltin Joe Pszonek, Host of Radio Nowhere

— NEWT Radio, Newton , NJ

Just two voices and an acoustic guitar, but the songs are impressive, particularly the mythic folk ballad "Blackwater Dam," which has a timeless quality difficult to achieve.” - Greg Grant

— Online Folk Festival

“Incorporates great musicianship with intelligent writing”” - Kevin Elliott, “From the Joshua Tree Inn”

— WEFT, 90.1 FM, Champaign, IL