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    Not sure if this was posted elsewhere but I can't seem to find mention of it.

    It seems as though Jeff Austin has had some type of medical emergency. There have been a ton of rumors flying around on the web about what happened, non of them corroborated. It does seem as though he is apparently in very bad shape. He had been showing up a little unstable at some of his recent performances. A post was put on his Facebook page saying he was in the hospital due to a medical emergency and then a link to this fund and saying he was in Seattle receiving care. Just figured this would be an appropriate place to share the news.

    https://sweetrelief.org/jeff-austin-...n4JGvKFRdrzjYs

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    That's a bummer, take it from someone that has had major health problems! All no fun. Lets hope he gets whatever help he needs.

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    Unfortunately, Jeff passed away last night. Too sad. https://relix.com/news/detail/in-memoriam-jeff-austin/

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    Very sad

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    Wow, major bummer!

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    Rest in peace. That's incredibly sad.

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    Rip to Jeff Austin. Hopefully he has found peace. I can say that Jeff and Yonder were an influence on my becoming a mandolin player. I also met my future wife at a Yonder show.

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    He has 3 young kids, which is more heartbreaking than my personal sadness at losing a musician who gave me joy.

    Enjoyed the heck of his solo band's show last year at Blue Ox and the brilliant cover of Boogie by Hartford.
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    My kids and I really enjoy Yonder. Crazy sad news.

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    Saw him and band up close at BlueOx in WI a little over a week ago. So much joy at his shows ... so sad. Thoughts to his family and the guys in the band .. Julian Davis (guitar) was with him for just 6 months and was having a blast (as he told me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    Rip to Jeff Austin. Hopefully he has found peace. I can say that Jeff and Yonder were an influence on my becoming a mandolin player. I also met my future wife at a Yonder show.
    I believe Jeff influenced many of us. His energy was contagious and the Yonder catalog got me looking at the traditional stuff more closely. While my wife and I didn't meet at a Yonder show, we went to a bunch early in our relationship. As s father, I certainly feel deeply for his children!
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    So very sad for a family to lose a father so young. He was only 4 years older than me. Rest in Peace Jeff

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    So sorry to hear this. Bummed. So young and talented.

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    Was really looking forward to seeing him at Grey Fox next month. He really was one of the best front men out there.

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    It's always sad when a formidable talent dies so young... and yet it happens all the time.

    It really makes me appreciate the fact that now, at 65 years old, I am playing mandolin with greater passion and fluidity than at any previous time in my life. No doubt spending a lot of time teaching has helped me achieve that.

    So play all you can and allow yourself to get that special mandolin you've always dreamed of... don't put it off! You never know when your time will be up.

    Play on friends, play on...

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    Just saw this at CNN web site and came here.
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    Very unfortunate & sad, he will be missed.

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    Default Re: Jeff Austin Family Fund

    As someone noted, the name of the fund has been changed to Jeff Austin Family Fund. I changed the opening post and this one as it seems the right thing to do.

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    Very sad to hear about Jeff. He was a true pioneer for Jamgrass and brought a whole new group of people into the acoustic music scene. As a performer, he put everything he had into each show and created a unique connection with the audience. He really pushed the boundaries bringing jam band music such as the Dead into the bluegrass scene. He will certainly be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassweb View Post
    It's always sad when a formidable talent dies so young... and yet it happens all the time.

    It really makes me appreciate the fact that now, at 65 years old, I am playing mandolin with greater passion and fluidity than at any previous time in my life. No doubt spending a lot of time teaching has helped me achieve that.

    So play all you can and allow yourself to get that special mandolin you've always dreamed of... don't put it off! You never know when your time will be up.

    Play on friends, play on...
    Well said. Words to live by.

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    RIP Jeff. What a great performer , I so enjoyed the energy of his shows with Yonder and after.

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