Austin Allsup was born in Fort Worth, but grew up in Little Rock, Ark. He is the son of Tommy Allsup, also of Fort Worth, who played lead guitar with Buddy Holly and the Crickets. (Tommy Allsup flipped a coin with Ritchie Valens for a seat on the plane that crashed and killed Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper.)
At the ripe old age of 20, Austin met Mike McClure, and together they formed a dynamic acoustic team. They write songs, sing, and perform together. Mike produced Austin’s first album, Intensity. The album is appropriately named because in Austin’s vocals, the listener can’t help but experience the feelings and emotion of the songs. Most of the album is all of Austin’s original writing, with a few co- writes with McClure and Kevin Webb.
In the past few years, Austin Allsup has played at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, across Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Tennessee, and throughout the Midwest.
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