|SOUND N VISION FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
Friday, March 7
$7, 21+, 9:30pm
The Cellar Door
101 W. Main St., Visalia
Central Valley's Leaving Austin is a modern-country group that is consistently packing out shows and building a huge fan base. Their upcoming Cellar Door performance is sure to be packed house, especially with the addition of opening Bakersfield band Truxton Mile.
Visalia Times Delta's "Choices" caught up with Leaving Austin: Austin Machado on lead vocals, Davis Forney on guitar and harmonies, Michael Stevens on bass, Terry Ashford on keys and mandolin, and Ryan Chin on drums, to ask them some questions about the band.
Question: You guys seem to have a refreshing new take on country music. What artists have mainly influenced the band's sound?
Answer: We all listen to and have played many different genres of music over the years so we try to pull pieces from all of those whether it be pop, country, rock 'n' roll, pop punk, alternative, etc. A majority of our style and sound influence for Leaving Austin comes from artists and bands such as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, The Fray, The Script, Hunter Hayes, One Republic, Colby Wedgeworth, The Maine, David Nail, Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift.
Q: What can we expect from a live Leaving Austin show?
A: You can expect one heck of a good time!! We love having fun and giving our fans as much as we can. Expect to have T-shirts and CDs thrown into the crowd, expect to dance your butt off, and most important to us, for you to leave with a smile on your face.
Q: What is the main goal for Leaving Austin?
A: Our goal is to connect with our fans and their friends. We want to produce music and a lifestyle that provides optimism in each and every fans' life. We want to really know our fans because without them we will never succeed. We want our music to change lives for the better.