As we continue to introduce you to the amazingly talented individuals that make up the fantastic headlining group for this year's festival, THE HOUSE JACKS, Austin Willacy is far more than just a great singer.
Austin Willacy is a veteran member of The House Jacks with whom he has produced 10 full-length albums and completed multiple world tours. For the past 18 years, Austin has directed ‘Til Dawn, Youth in Arts’ award-winning teen a cappella group that empowers youth to find their voices in many ways.
Austin is also an award-winning singer/songwriter with 4 CD’s and 2 EP’s to his name. His music is soulful and raucous, tender and comic. Austin’s music has been featured on “The Sing Off”, “Road Rules”, an Australian ad campaign and three feature film soundtracks. He’s appeared in Rolling Stone and has performed with icons such as Bonnie Raitt and up and coming artists like Jem, Vienna Teng, Rachael Yamagata and Amos Lee.
With complete activist cred as an organizer and facilitator for YES! his former service on the board for Rainforest Action Network and a side career in soundalike singing voiceovers, including Guitar Hero and Karaoke Revolution, Austin is a renaissance man. But, who cares about all that? Because what matters is what Bonnie Raitt told him...“You can really F*ckin sing!”
Be sure to register TODAY so that you do not miss your chance to meet, be moved by, and monumentally awed by Austin at the Bend A Cappella Festival, February 19-21.