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|Origin||Mesa, Arizona, United States|
|Genres||Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Acoustic|
Austin Gibbs is an American musician. He was born in Houston, TX on December 17, 1986 and spent much of his childhood in Southern California. After a move to Mesa, AZ in 2001 he began playing live shows with a group of friends and collectively they were known as Austin Gibbs and The States. They released a self-recorded demo in 2007.
In the spring of 2008, Austin Gibbs and The States won a battle of the bands to perform on the main stage at the Circle K Tempe Music Festival, one of Arizona’s largest music festivals. He took the stage in front of a crowd of 12,000 directly before the headlining act, the Gin Blossoms. Austin Gibbs and the States went on to perform Bamboozle Left with the likes of the All American Rejects, Paramore and Jimmy Eat World.
In the fall of 2008, Austin continued to write music while touring as a member of the band Brighten. In January 2009, Austin recorded his self-titled EP with Bob Hoag (Gin Blossoms, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, The Format, The Ataris) at Flying Blanket Studios in Mesa, AZ. The EP was released in April 2009. His second EP titled, "1986" was released on September 28, 2010, named after the year of his birth. On May 17, 2011, he released his first full-length album titled "Charlie" after his brother, Charlie Gibbs. He has since then toured with The Maine and Augustana on the LG One's to Watch tour in Spring 2011.
Gibbs will be touring will This Century on the Endless Summer Tour, kicking off on July 25, 2012.
Austin Gibbs and The States 5-Song Sample CD
Released on CD in December 2007. DIY recording and distribution.
Austin Gibbs EP
Released September 28, 2010, and can be bought digitally on iTunes
Fall 2011 (Live)
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