West Coast Tour supporting Birdtalker in July

Stoked to be making my way out West for several shows this summer with my friends Birdtalker. Going places I ain't ever been. Hope to see you all at one of these dates:

7.6 ST LOUIS - The Firebird (tag the venues in post) - http://ticketf.ly/2sFDxPe

7.8 DENVER - Globe Hall - http://ticketf.ly/2svfaTN

7.10 BOISE - Neurolux - http://bit.ly/2rxoM0U

7.11 PORTLAND - Doug Fir Lounge - http://ticketf.ly/2s7yvtB

7.12 VANCOUVER - Biltmore Cabaret - http://ticketf.ly/2rbTvPz

7.13 SEATTLE - Sunset Tavern - http://bit.ly/2svCv7Q

7.15 SPOKANE - The Bartlett - http://ticketf.ly/2rxfJ0j

7.17 SAN FRANCISCO - Rickshaw Stop - http://ticketf.ly/2syKKAP

7.19 SAN DIEGO - Soda Bar - http://ticketf.ly/2svtf3E

7.20 LOS ANGELES - Hotel Cafe - http://bit.ly/2syTreA

7.22 PHOENIX - Valley Bar - http://ticketf.ly/2ttFgE6

Austin Manuel’s New LP ‘Up The Ridge’ Out 7/22 | Catch Him Aug. 6 @ The Basement

From No Country For New Nashville's Lorie Liebig: 

Last year was a big one for local singer-songwriter Austin Manuel. We gave you exclusive premieres of his stellar tracks “I Just Want You To Love Me” and “Sue in Blue,” and now he’s back with even more. Today, his new LP, Up the Ridge, is available for download through NoiseTrade and is streaming from Spotify after the jump. If you’re a fan of emotional Americana with an alternative edge, this is an album you have to hear.

After you finish putting Up the Ridge on repeat, mark your calendars for Manuel’s album release show at The Basement on Aug. 6. The show starts at 7 p.m. and features an opening set from fellow local talent Jason Staebler’s ambient folk-pop act Good Buddy. Tickets are only $5, which is a total steal for a night of music this good.

NoiseTrade premieres Up The Ridge

TODAY my album Up The Ridge is available exclusivelyon NoiseTrade.com for a limited time before the official release in July. 

Download here: www.noisetrade.com/austinmanuel/up-the-ridge

I've been holding onto this record for quite some time trying to figure out the best way to get it out to you and the world because I am sufficiently proud of it. I've come to the conclusion that there is no best or right way, but it is important to do it some way. So I am doing it this way because it is time to let more people hear this record, and it is time for me to move forward creatively. So please, go download the record, jam it on the highway, tell your friends, and get excited for the official release later this summer.

November 2015 Update

Hi. Thanks for the visit. Thought I'd share what all is going on in a little post. Got some new music, some tour dates to announce, and a cool t-shirt that would look really good on you.  ;)

NEW MUSIC: In October I released an EP of songs titled Love That'll Last Forever. The EP features three songs from my upcoming album, Up The Ridge. You can check it out on iTunes and/or Spotify and on most other digital markets. 

Check out this blog post from No Country For New Nashville to get the backstory on the track "Sue in Blue."

NEW TOUR DATES: I've got a handful of dates coming up to finish out 2015 that I am really excited about. Looking forward to a hometown show next week followed by some cool dates elsewhere. In December I will be touring up the East Coast as the support for my friends in Kopecky and Escondido.


Nov 12 - Communion Residency at the High Watt - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Nov 23 - Rozz-tox - ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS

Nov 24 - he Tank Room - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Dec 7 - Metro Gallery - BALTIMORE, MARYLAND*

Dec 8 - TBA

Dec 9 - Great Scott - BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS*

ec 10 - Rough Trade - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK*


Dec 15 - East Side Storytellin' at the Post - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE


*with Kopecky and Escondio

Kopecky: www.kopeckymusic.com 

Escondido: www.thebandescondido.com


NEW MERCHANDISE: I have these Dream Country T-shirts for sale. They are extremely good-looking and comfortable. Softer than a baby lamb and dreamier than a bed of clouds. Design inspired by the vision we had to describe the sound we were chasing while in the studio (the Glass Onion) recording Up The Ridge. The vision for the sound was the pursuit of a cinematic sunset while driving down a country highway. We called this vision Dream Country.  

 $25 online includes shipping within the US. Hand-drawn design by my friend Sam at Brothers Design Company. 

Visit www.austinmanuel.com/store to purchase!

"Hold on Tight" included in NoiseTrade's "Best of What's Next" playlist for 2015.

Happy New Year. Excited for what's coming this year with the release of the new album, Up The Ridge. Honored to have our song "Hold on Tight" included in NoiseTrade's "Best of What's Next" playlist for 2015 along with other bands like Guster, Shakey Graves, San Fermin, The Bones of JR Jones, and Will Dailey. Link to playlist here: http://noisetrade.com/bestofwhatsnext/best-of-whats-next-playlist-2015