Austin Stirling is a singer and a songwriter with various sounds up his sleeve. Austin is formerly known from touring over the last several years as “The Hangdog Hearts”. Changing direction to embrace variety of what he feels he is capable of doing and branch out. Austin’s venture is to encompass his love of blues, blue grass, old country, and roots music. You will see revolving members in each of his projects where he is the heart and constant core piece. His mesmeric vocals, banjo and guitar can be heard throughout all of his records. In his latest project you will hear an eclectic blend of all the styles where he has written, played and recorded each individual part. Austin works and plays live with a slew of brilliant musicians to bring to life the music he has pumping through his veins.
GARY MOORE II
Born and raised to a working-class family, singer/songwriter Gary Moore II blends his blue-collar mentality with songs about heartbreak, hard work, and hard living. With influences from Hank to R.A.T.M., TVZ to the DBTs, and everywhere in between, GMII’s songs find a place in the ever-evolving Americana genre. As a founding member of the Miles Burning Band, he co-fronted the band, releasing one EP and opening shows for regional/national touring acts and taking part in festivals like the Honky-Tonk Throwdown and Nippersink Fest. While recording the bands second release, vocal issues and the subsequent surgery forced him to take over a year off, and ultimately leave the band.
With a successful surgery under his belt, and a newfound respect for music and singing, GMII began pushing forward as the working-man’s troubadour. Working closely with long-time collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Michael Pentz, they’ve carved out an original roots-rock sound with a familiar feel.
2016 looks to be the culmination of Gary Moore II’s uphill climb from silence to stage, with festival appearances such as Moonrunners 2016 scheduled as well as solo and supporting gigs throughout Illinois and the Midwest being booked. More importantly, GMII’s debut solo album, Tin Man’s Blues, is projected for a late-spring/early-summer release by Hole In The Wall Records.