Austin Manuel
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Austin Manuel

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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""Lush and Thoughtful""

"Austin Manuel has been a veteran in the music scene here for a few years. Now this fall, the Nashville native releases a beautiful debut EP called Envy the Moon.

"Lush and thoughtful production by Greg Everett lays an undulating ocean on which the melodies swell and sink; I pictured them as boats. The EP crests with the Beatles-esque "Rain Clouds" and gently breaks into "Leah," with lyrics that allude to a chausse-marée on a night in the 18th century.

"Austin cites two of his influences as Claude Debussy and Jeff Buckley. Debussy's sense of romance and space and Buckley's willingness to rock and soar are echoed in his work. Envy uses strings, horns, and crackling electrics to round out his sound in a way that is classically indie.

"We can look forward to this and whatever else emanates from the mind of Austin Manuel. Look for the release of Envy the Moon later this fall." - -Brooke Campbell, The Rabbit Press

""Aching, elegant indie-folk""

"Aching, elegant indie-folk that echoes early Rufus Wainwright with its crawling pace and Manuel's glassy, slurred vocals." - - Dave Paulson, Nashville Rage Magazine


"Blanket of Stars" EP (released Summer 2007)
"Envy the Moon" EP (released Fall 2009)

"What Does It Mean"
"I Don't Know"
"Come To Me"

"You're The Only One"

All the above are available for listening at:



Austin Manuel, enchanting vocalist, talented keys player, and Nashville native, has been playing in and around the middle Tennessee area since early 2006. Getting his inspiration from such varied musicians as Claude Debussy, Niel Young, and Bob Dylan (as well as calling upon nature for a lot of his inspiration), Manuel has acquired a small following of dedicated fans across the entire southeast US that stick with him from well known clubs such as The End in Nashville to little cafés in mid-Alabama. While many of his works begin as solo pieces, he frequently calls upon the musical talent of Scott Hundley on guitar, Robert Gay on trumpet, Markus Midkiff on cello, as well as many others, to fill out his songs with unique and inspiring instrumentation that is true to the indie style.