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Austin Brown      

Singer-Songwriter Whose Debut Effort is Entitled "Highway 85"; Nephew of Michael Jackson

When music is ingrained into your being to the point that it becomes a part of your DNA, pursuing a career on stage is the natural progression of things. For Los Angeles native and music aficionado, Austin Brown, music and performance has been an integral part of his being since he began arranging and transposing songs at the tender age of 5 years old. Today, Austin is focused on cultivating his passions as an artist and perfecting his craft along the way.

Nathaniel Austin Brown began his foray into music after years of watching his influential musical family both create and revolutionize the modern-day music landscape. From the beginning, Austin excelled in music production, so when he came of age, music became his sole focus and the artist Austin Brown was born. Like many music prodigies, Austin Brown cut his teeth by ghostwriting songs for other artists, working under the aegis of various influential producers including Tim and Bob, Joe Simpson, The Underdogs and Corey Rooney, positioning Austin alongside today’s influential musical power players.

Austin’s musical journey can be described as many things; eclectic, exciting, creative, innovative… but never mundane. His style effortlessly fuses rock, R&B, soul and funk to construct a melodic platform that relates to many people on multiple levels. “My music is inspired by life, everyday situations and wanting to pay homage to the people who inspired me to make music”, says Austin. “I make music for people to enjoy and for them to have a sense of escapism. I want my music to take you through the trials and tribulations of the world.”

With musical inspirations that range as diversely as his music, Austin aptly credits Quincy Jones, A Tribe Called Quest, Prince and The Beatles as his idols. A notable array of musical inspirations include Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, George Michael, his uncle Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Lenny Kravitz, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Sly and the Family Stone. It is this eclectic repertoire of motivators and his overall passion for the art of music that has allowed Austin to steadily break through the boundaries of contemporary musicianship and artistry. This zeal is the driving force behind the Back Pack Kids movement that defines Austin’s musical direction and the fanbase that has helped create the artist that he is today.

Austin Brown recently released his highly-anticipated project, "Highway 85." The 13-track mixtape was regarded by many, fans and critics alike, as a work of art that showcased Austin’s musical prowess and innovativeness with popular tracks “Ménage A Trois” and “Volcano.” "Highway 85" demonstrates why artists such as Miguel, Lupe Fiasco, Ciara and Eric Benet are among the various musical peers who have performed with Austin and have supported him throughout the years.

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