Premiering exclusively here with PureVolume today is a brand new live video from Nashville's very own punk/folk artist Austin Lucas. Check out a live performance of "Alone in Memphis" above.
Lucas actually has been given Chuck Ragan's (Hot Water Music) personal stamp of approval—Lucas was discovered by Ragan himself. The two put out an album together called Bristle Ridge and Ragan brought Austin out on his Revival Tour.
"I've had the honor and privilege to write, record, tour as well as admire from the side lines all the talents of Austin Lucas for quite some time," shares Ragan. "You'd be hard-pressed to find such a versatile and imaginable artist anywhere else. His immense vocal range and precise playing ability is a testament of his own discipline within the craft of songwriting. All with a diverse upbringing within a musically talented family carrying on tradition while at the same time thriving within and underground community of rabid and triumphant underdogs."
Lucas' latest album, Stay Reckless, was produced by himself along with Mark Nevers (Caitlin Rose, Lambchop, Bonnie Prince Billy). Stay Reckless is out August 27 via New West—pre-order it now.
Be sure to head over to Lucas' PureVolume page to stream some new songs, and catch Lucas performing on the Acoustic Basement stage at the Vans Warped Tour:
Austin Lucas Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Stage Dates
July 10 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 11 - Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
July 12 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center