Influenced by the sounds of John Mayer and Stevie Ray Vaughn, as well as Jimi Hendrix and Something Corporate’s Andrew McMahon, 22 year old Austin Valencia is paving his way in the Chicago music scene. Best described as earnest, and thoughtful, Valencia’s latest release, Directions, captures the Detroit native’s greatest struggles in his sultry musings, Austin’s lyrics hinge towards the subtle, but even the lighter, catchier tracks have a genuine and focused vision. Austin’s music is self-assured and confident. As he strikes forward without hesitation in the direction of his musical calling, Austin Valencia is ready for where this path leads.
RIYL: John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Andrew McMahon