Austin Jenckes with Stephen Carey and Faren Rachels
The High Watt
Wed, Jan 17 7:00 pm
Austin Jenckes: Austin Jenckes was born & raised outside of Seattle in the small town of Duvall Washington. He relocated to Nashville, Tn. in January 2012 & now calls Nashville home with his wife Brittany & their one-year-old daughter Ravenna where they live on a quiet 2 acres of land on the outskirts of town. To hear Austin sing could be equated to being taken to church, his songs are laced with dynamic soaring melodies, introspective life lived lyrics & stylistically his music makes you long for a simpler time when the world moved a little slower & things felt a bit more pure. Stephen Carey: Stephen Carey is an infectious talent in the world of country music. The Nashville based artist has over a decade of experience performing for fans all over the southeast. His undeniably catchy Southern Rock singles "Dirty" and "Favorite Place to Hide" have been receiving regular airplay on Jacksonville’s 99.1 WQIK and Tifton’s 107.5 WTIF. Stephen won Rock The Players, a songwriting competition where his "Love the Way You Love" was named the unofficial theme song of The Players Championship, which led to a placement on Golf Channel. Stephen has been building a following by opening for national acts such as Styx, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard, Jon Pardi, Josh Thompson, Brian Davis, and the Turnpike Troubadours. "Stephen Carey (is a) singer/songwriter (who) plays guitar like Brad Paisley and has the sense of a good hook like Keith Urban; an awesome combination for today’s country music all wrapped up in a really nice guy. He opened solo for Kip Moore at The Landing and held the crowd in the palm of his hand. His songs just keep getting better. This guy should be nationally known." - John Scott of Jacksonville's Big Show 99.1 WQIK Faren Rachels: For the aspiring country music artist, Faren Rachels, moving to Nashville, TN to pursue music has been a dream of hers for as long as she can remember. In 2012, the Sparta, Georgia native turned that dream into reality. Although Faren hasn't called Music City home for very long, her unique style is already making her presence known. Faren's passion for country music can be attributed to her grandparents, who introduced her to the classic sounds of artists such as George Jones, Conway Twitty, and Patsy Cline at a very young age. They also took her to her first concerts, and Faren became fascinated with the country music scene. For her 18th birthday, her grandparents took her to Nashville to explore the city, where they visited the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. "I knew then that Music City was where I was supposed to be, and I promised myself I'd one day call it home," Faren says.