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Previous events

Nov15

Luthier's Coop

Luthier's Coop, Easthampton, MA

Free

Aug30

The Luthier's Coop

The Luthier's Coop, Easthampton, MA

Free

Aug3

Twelve Moons Coffeehouse

Twelve Moons Coffeehouse, St. John's Church, Salisbury, CT

The format for the evening is Open Mic from 7 - 8 pm, Austin & Elliott from 8 - 9:15, and more Open Mic or Song Swap until closing.

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

Recorder

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

Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter duo hits all the right chords with beautifully crafted tales of introspection and woe. Nicely harmonized vocals, reminiscent of Aimee Mann, compliment immaculately produced instrumentals. Featuring accomplished local musicians such as Duke Levine, these five songs come fully realized and are sure to please.”

— Northeast Performer

Lisa Austin and Chris Elliott couldn't be more suited for one another musically and their new 5-song sampler quantifies that statement. Both possess excellent singing voices and when they're combined, there's few duos that can touch them. On Truth That Hurts, Austin and Elliott have also made a bold move to enlist producer Lorne Entress to oversee the production while hiring guitarist Duke Levine and bassist Paul Kochanski to beef up the instrumentation. The result is an engaging five songs lush with musicality and poetic prose. The song "Liza Jane" could easily be nominated as "Song of the Year" at the next Boston Music Awards show with its superb lyrics and mesmerizing musical accompaniment.”

— Metronome Magazine