Brand New Key

Brand New Key

 Austin, Texas, USA

Brand New Key is a trans/queer indie/alt-bluegrass combo from Austin, Texas on the Crosspick Records label.


Since 2013, the band has entertained a multitude of Austin fans with their danceable bluegrass tunes, textured instrumentals, and self-assured songwriting. The trans/queer, indie/alt-bluegrass combo is Jack Kaulfus on guitar, Amy Moreland on mandolin, Julie Shipp on bass, and Jill Csekitz & Ashley Welch on cajons/percussion.

Debut album End of the Story features nine, queer point-of-view originals as well as a cover of the Magnetic Fields’ “All My Little Words” and The Stanley Brothers’ “Clinch Mountain Backstep”. All five band members are well-known activists in the queer, feminist, and anti-racist community in Austin, and bring their passion for equality and gender justice to their music. The songs are highlighted by extraordinary mandolin playing, thoughtful songwriting, and beautiful harmonies.

The new album is available to buy as a CD or to stream or download on itunes, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, and other streaming services.


End of the Story (2016)

Set List


I Get By (Country)

Possum Trot Lottery (Bluegrass)

Animas (Country)

Recovery (Bluegrass)

The End of the Story (Americana)

Gaslight (Country)

Snake Charmer (Bluegrass)

Little Reminders (Americana)

No Secret Code (Country)

Liars and Thieves (Americana)

Ballad Mountain (Bluegrass)


Galway Girl, Steve Earle/Traditional

Beaumont Rag, Traditional

Tear Stained Eye, Jay Farrar

Clinch Mountain Backstep, Stanley Brothers

Gold Rush, Bill Monroe, Byron Berline

Red Clay Halo, Gillian Welch

Foggy Mountain Top, Traditional

Long Ride Home, Patty Griffin

Lucky Now, Ryan Adams

Mama Tried, Merle Haggard

Kick Drum Heart, Avett Brothers

All My Little Words, Magnetic Fields

I Can't Love You Anymore, Lyle Lovett