Austin is crisp and traditional folk chords and mountain jams loaded with finger-pickin' riffs and fierce, pounding rhythm. He claps and stomps and screams earnestly about growing up in Tallahassee, his own place in the city, and his own personal struggles with modern consumer and music culture. His style is rasp, menace, and grit: Johnny Cash, Henry Rollins, and Tom Waits. But, above all else, his songs are narratives, and Austin is a grass-roots, Americana storyteller. He's the Bruce Springsteen of house-show folk punk.