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"An extraordinary songwriter!"
- Kelly Walker, Sundilla Radio Hour

Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity.  With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story.  He has showcased his music regionally at venues such as the Club Passim, Kerrville Folk Festival (New Folk Finalist), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist), Turtle Hill Folk Festival (New Voices Showcase), Ithaca Festival, Oswego Music Hall, Homer Center for the Arts, Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic and many other venues.  His debut album, Bats in the Attic, won a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Folk Recording of 2015.  His second album, Keeper, won a SAMMY for Best Americana in 2018. 

Venues Played (highlights)

  • Club Passim (Cambridge, MA)

  • Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist)

  • Kerrville Folk Festival (New Folk Finalist)

  • South Florida Folk Festival (Vic Heyman Songwriting Award)

  • Turtle Hill Folk Festival

  • ​Huntington Folk Festival (Long Island)

  • Jamey's House of Music (Philly)

  • The Cooperage (Honesdale, PA)

  • *Ithaca Festival

  • Homer Center for the Arts

  • Oswego Music Hall

  • Bainbridge Theatre

  • Kallet Theatre

  • Foothills Performing Arts Center

  • Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic

  • Semi-formal Showcase Artist, NERFA 2017

  • DJ Showcase Artist, NERFA 2016

Musicians Opened For (highlights)

  • Keller Williams 

  • Amy Speace

  • Toby Walker

  • Cosy Sheridan

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