Quite likely the not-so-secret ingredient is church music, in which Austin was publicly immersed at the age of four. Splitting her later years between choirs and cover bands, Austin began her pro career in Minneapolis in the mid-'80s, culminating in the critically praised CD Dancin' With Mr. Blue. Gigs as an opener led to a working relationship with Delbert McClinton, spawning in turn a slot on his legendary cruise gig and a radio-friendly duet, "Pretend We Never Met," on Sweet Talk. Austin is a bona fide rising star. Catch her now and stay ahead of the pack.
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