Friday Night Farm Jams! Austin MacRae
July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Night Farm Jams @ the Finger Lakes Cider House brings you Austin MacRae on Friday, July 16. Come on out at 6pm to get settled, grab some delicious farm-to-table food, mouth-watering sour dough pizza, and a delicious glass of cider. Plenty of chairs & tables or feel free to bring your own blanket & chairs. Kick back, watch the sun set, hang out with friends, listen, tap your feet & sing along! ($5/adult cover charge to support musician). Music 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
Shimmering lyrics, deft finger-picking and soaring melodies—Ithaca’s Austin MacRae is a troubadour whose songwriting is characterized by poetic lyrics and vivid stories from rural upstate NY. Dubbed “The Balladeer of the Southern Tier” by Syracuse music critic John Tierney, MacRae has performed his locally-rooted music nationally at venues such as 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. In 2017 he was one of three winners of the Vic Heyman Songwriting Award from the South Florida Folk Festival. He has opened for such artists as Josh Ritter, Keller Williams, Amy Speace, Cosy Sheridan and Toby Walker. MacRae is currently at work on a collection of songs about being a step-father.