5 hours ago
It's with absolute gratitude and enormous excitement that I'm finally able to announce that I'll be preforming at the amazing @themightyfolkfestival !!! If you live in Bavaria, joining us should be an easy decision to make! 🔥🔥🔥 ... See MoreSee Less
RIGHT ON! That's not too far from here. I'll need to find someone to accompany me (meaning: Drive me there. Or let me drive their car). :D
Remind your American fans that dates are written differently than here - day first, THEN month. That's Sept 5th!
You're at the right place at the right time doing the right thing, right on time. Onward and upward, Austin.
Congrats dude! You earned it
1 day ago
It was six years ago today that the picture on the right was taken, I had a sinking suspicion that I had lost some weight and so I decided to snap a pic. Immediately following I bought a scale and learned that I had in fact already lost about 20lbs, almost by accident. That motivational push sent me on the path that I'm on now and it consistently blows my mind how far I've come and how much happier I am today, than I was then. ... See MoreSee Less
Same thing happened to me 3 years ago. I lost 20 pounds and then became obsessed with getting healthy. Its truly a liberating feel not being held back by your body.
You made some pretty goddam brilliant albums in that six years too, buddy!
Dude you're seriously an inspiration! From your compassionate view points on humanity to your health! Thanks for sharing all this
Great job man! Well done!
Great Job bud! ❤️
Looking svelte my friend!
This is inspirational to me
Great job Austin I can remember seeing you for the first time in Atlanta and then seeing you a year ago in Jacksonville and it was almost hard to recognize you. Glad you made the conscience decision to take care of the one body we have while here on earth. You true and inspiration to many.
Glad you’re on OUR SIDE!
Very happy for you, Austin. The dysmorphia that comes with being a large dude is often forgotten by folks, but I certainly struggle with it constantly, and I'm very inspired by your motivation, your talent, and your positivity. Also, your voice is incredible. Dead Factories hooked me. Those harmonies made my world spin. Great job keeping my ear ever since. Thanks Bud!
Great effort ..Brilliant music
Nice, brother! Good health, clear mind, open heart = great art. Loving these positive posts, man!
I've put on a stone since lockdown at end of March! Appalled with myself! Need some of your motivation, Austin. Great going. Well done, you 💪
Brilliant achievement Austin. I'd love to lose a lot of weight too - the wife and I have a constant battle with our weight - but I'm worried that I'm too old for the kick-boxing and dresses definitely don't suit me! 😁
Hey! You're tattoos switched arms! 😅 A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand! Something I should remember myself. You're an inspiration in more than one way!
That’s so awesome..... I’ve lost 20 kg since lockdown started but still need more to go I’m going to take that picture as inspiration and next time we meet (who knows when that will be) I hope we can congratulate each other.
Great job buddy. You killin it
I saw you years ago on tour with your dad in Atlanta. Stellar work.
I’m lucky enough to have seen you play live a few times and on top of your awesome music, I love how you’ve taken control of your happiness. Inspirational. Nice work, dude.
Currently a bit like your old self myself, combined with type 1 diabetes. You're a real inspirational story dude :)
Muay thai is the cure👌
Amazing. I know how hard it is to achieve this but actually getting started is the hardest. ♥️
Like a young Burt Reynolds.
3 days ago
I'll just go ahead and live in this tree, like the hobbit that I am. ... See MoreSee Less
Hobbits don't live in trees. Just saying... 😁
Yes, Austin Lucas. Do it. Living in the woods in a tree - with your loved one. That must be a great experience...🤠🤓😎
We are ALL hobbitses in this family.. any HEIGHT you got came from yer dad, NOT mom's side!
It worked for Blaze
Very at home!!!
He may be trying to end it, but there are many out there fueling it and until those people are stopped nothing will change.
Family photo from our vacation together last week, my niece Amelia who is in the middle - turns 16 today.
Top 5 best things about her:
1. Intuitive and sensitive
2. Sings like a bird
3. Fantastic visual artist
4. Amazing with her siblings
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Happy Birthday to you, Amelia 🎂🎶💖
Happy birthday, Amelia. ❤️
Happy birthday 🎂
5 days ago
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Damn, I wish I looked that good in heels
Damn those legs 😛
The gams on this kid!
It's great to be able to have the choice to make. I gave up on high heels in my early twenties but you have excellent taste- I LOVE the rounded toe. My daily shoes are always flats; probably the only part of me that is truly grounded............... ;)
Spotted a massive faux pas, man. Who still has a Wii?
Cuteness head to the bottom of those great heals
With a pair of Budgie-Smugglers like those, you're definitely doing life right! 🤪
Darling you look beautiful tonight <3
You make me smile my friend..love ya buddy
Channeling Lux Interior today
You are a sexy thang! 😄
If you're happy then you're doing life right
Your hair is Bangin!
I like it!
Those heels have those calves POPPING! 😍
10000000% nice gams, bud.
I 1000% agree!
i agree 1000%. hawt!
Is that pie on the dinner table?
Hell yeah you are!! ✊✌️😍🔥
6 days ago
One of the most disappointing things about my past was how unhealthy and hungover I was a lot of the time. I willingly didn't visit almost anywhere that might be a walk up a hill, or several flights of stairs. Something I've promised myself now that I'm healthy and fit, is that I'll never miss out on seeing something beautiful, I have too many missed opportunities and time to make up for. ... See MoreSee Less
Fuck yeah!!! I hope you’ll be able to come and visit me here in Réunion. There’s so many beautiful things to do, see, listen to, and love.
How did you get back to fitness Austin?
Where is this at?
Where is this?
It’s never too late.
I am so glad you made this promise to yourself. I did the same thing a little over a year ago. You look healthy and happy. ❤️
I am happy for your good progress Austin. In my life I have times when I’m ‘stuck at the bottom of a hill’, but I’ve found out that as I take the first step forward, it seems easier for me to keep going. As you know, it’s sometimes not as easy as it sounds ...☺️
I work with people who moan about the gym being closed but stand for 10 minutes for the elevator to take them up 3 flights of stairs
You are an inspiration. You have really given me a fire to work on me. And it's a bonus that your music is amazing.
It's soul food out there and your boots are your knife and fork to help you eat up the miles. Good to see you back in Manchester one day, til then good luck and keep healthy, Austin.
Without those hangovers, you'd never know the amazingness of clarity and fresh air! The yin and yang my friend. It's so nice when you come to the realization of gratitude and living up to your potential as a human! We are the lucky ones that wake up and switch our paths. Get it! Enjoy it! Heck yes!
Good on ya, brother. Never too late. It's amazing how the body and mind can heal itself after all our abuse. Keep on keepin' on!
conversely, i would be drunk or hungover and still want to climb on rocks or up hills. it was also not great.
Hell yeah dude. I'm proud of you. I could tell you were in pain. It made some great music but I prefer the happy Austin!
That looks like a hell of a hike from how far away the ground looks. Nice!!!
Truly living life to the fullest. Very inspiring. Awesome view too!
These are the true joys of life, live them.
Good on you,you look pretty healthy now too.
Glad you made it to the other side!
I’m so proud of you buddy.
That’s awesome enjoy your life dude 🤙
So happy for you!
Way to go dude!
My across the road neighbor is that kind of man, he's so inspiring, i light up when I see him coming over when I'm working on something in my garage. We have the best talks. I can truly say one of my best friends is Robert my 76 year old across the road neigbor
I thought all lives mattered..😏
Dear facebook hive mind, what are some of the raddest signs you've seen at demonstrations this past year? ... See MoreSee Less
Not at a protest, but this granddad is punk af and I’d like to adopt him.
Best one today was "you are only blue 40 hours a week. I am black 24/7 365"
One of my personal favorites "Sorry I took so long to get here. I had a lot to learn"
Mine is simple: “Go Home Redneck.” 🤣
I ♥️ all of these! 🤷🏻♀️
This one was from Newcastle,,,,you'll probably only understand it if you speak Geordie.
"Handcuffs belong in the sheets not on our fucking streets " .. so tight lol
I mean... I guess her heart was in the right place... 🤷♂️
"Shut the fuck up, Donny"
Hey Germany, who is ready for some live music in their lives? Come see me perform at a special outdoor event, in my current hometown of Mainz, DE.
Reserve your tickets now, as space is limited. Booking@keepitasecret.de
Flyer by: @secretuscornelius
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Will there be a live stream of the gig, Austin?
Cool! I didn’t know you were living in Deutschland
Don Manolo sehr empfehlenswert!
I recently read the comments in a friends post, contained in the thread were several inflammatory remarks and then a resolution where they blamed the current political environment for, "having made them ashamed of the way people are acting these days."
From what I could tell, they were alluding towards being ashamed that people would use dirty words against them, seemingly they believed that BLM, ANTIFA and "PC culture" were polarizing the world. They were angry with their peers for being angry with them, because they apparently failed to see how having an opinion which defended white supremacist indoctrination and fascist terrorism, might ruffle some feathers. In short, I believe they were somehow ashamed that we Americans can't just accept each other's "differences."
Friends, if you aren't already aware, this is most assuredly a strange - almost comical position to hold, if you ascribe to a political ideology which doesn't hold the needs and desires, let alone existence of certain people as valid to begin with. One might even call it "indefensible" or "objectively moronic" however, their train of thought got me thinking and it has caused me to feel the need to say this for anyone who is still paying attention.
I'm also ashamed...
I'm ashamed that anyone who I know would pit themselves against equality and equity. I'm ashamed that I come from an irrational, nationalistic, culture of fear, which has somehow managed to place individual opinions and gut feelings above empathy, science and education. I'm ashamed everyday that I have to pretend the world isn't on fire, just so I can get out of bed and try to do something positive to make my own life better.
But what I'm most ashamed of, is how it took the election of an Authoritarian, pretend Christo-fascist to fully force me back into the fight. To move me towards years of therapy, towards learning and embracing healthy coping mechanisms, towards combating anxiety, and finally shake me out of the paralyzing fear that kept me far too quiet for far too long.
I'm ashamed that I needed to be shaken awake, in order to see how a desire for acceptance and "normal life" were causing me to cling to superficial status and financial priorities. Keeping me from confronting the ways in which my peers and I were fucking up in our daily lives. Fostering a culture of silence and reinforcing a woeful misunderstanding of privilege, culminating in unknowingly contributing to upholding these systemic issues, rather than working towards dismantling them.
You see, while I am ashamed of my past and I certainly am not proud to be an American, most assuredly not today. I am proud of my present and I'm proud of the future that I'm willing to fight for.
What're you proud of?
No thanks... I've got something that's worth a damn! You could call it a passion for justice, I call it COMPASSION for others.
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You’re a good egg, Austin. Facing up to one’s own bullshit is very, very hard. And scary. And painful. Much harder than facing up to the bullshit we see all around us, although that too is clearly necessary. You’re making an honest effort to do both. I’m happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and everyone like you. Carry on, my good man. Someday we will once again rock out with renewed and even more righteous vigor. 👊❤️✊
Good note. Thank you.
Wow, I might have cried a little reading this because it’s like you read my mind and articulated my thoughts perfectly. I see your many posts about the world right now, and I want to tell you I appreciate you -keep bringing the questions, and shining your light on the truth.
Thanks, great post!!!
You rock, Austin
Amen, Austin... amen
You touched upon all the frustrations that compassionate people are feeling. But I think the goodness in people will prevail over the bad. The only way that we destroy hatred is through love for one another.
Thank you for sharing that,it made me feel so sad.We are all special and others should treat us as such,as we should treat others with respect and compassion
Thank you for so eloquently putting into words what so many of us haven't been able to.
Damn this hits home! All of these thoughts have run through my head recently. Nice to know I'm not the only one...
I wish I could be as eloquent with words as you are. You are the wizarding wordsmith though, that was never my role. Everything within this post is strong and needed. Equality is not weighed on a sliding scale. Until we are all equals, we are all broken. Love you Austin.
I am proud of the fact that I am creating the change I want to see in the world by how I am raising my children. Thank you for your words and fighting the good fight 🖤
Oh man, Austin. Right on. You said it perfectly.
I am Austin’s mother & I approve this message.
Man, I've lost a substantial chunk of my circle and I'm okay with that. It's a waste of time trying to teach people who won't learn. They need much bigger things to learn from.
You are a good human Austin.
Thanks Austin, well put, thanks for sharing!
Well stated my brother!🖤🙌 struck alot of chords
Well articulated and well put, as usual.
Perfectly said! ❤️
That picture makes me want to give you a plate of cookies and a large cup of milk.
Dude, this was amazing. Much love and respect.
You're a wonderful man.
✊💖✊ Love this❤
Site specific choreography.
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Thought she was wearing a really funny t-shirt at first
Everything looks fine 😉
What a cute tumor 😍
I believe anybody hurting others or causing destruction is wrong, and anybody who is handling things in a civil way is right. Whose language is that? Because I don't like police who secretly arrest people or pepper spray innocent people, and I don't like protesters who try to burn down buildings and cause chaos.
Except it's Thursday.
That look you get when you're able to spend time with the people you love. ... See MoreSee Less
someone needs to tell you to put on a happy face ;-)
Well deserved 😃
There are many things to be said about my privilege right now. There has never been a time when I've seen so clearly how one person's situation in a single period of history, can dictate so much about the way they experience it.
Although I may be isolated from my home in a foreign land, I am surrounded by so much beauty. Lucky to be in a country where levels of infection are low enough to be out and about appreciating all of it. This smile is how it feels to be out in the world with greatly reduced fear for the type of ramifications most of my country folk are experiencing in the USA. Mask up indoors while shopping and on public transportation? No problem y'all, Germans are willing to do what it takes to keep each other safe.
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Just curious about your net loss/gain of facebook fans recently while you're being outspoken about what you believe in? I saw an Alison Krauss post about The Chicks hitting number 1 on the charts, and the number of people claiming to stop being fans blows me away. I don't understand politics informing musical taste. I'm an atheist, yet on of my favorite Alison Krauss songs is When God Dip His Pen Of Love In My Heart. Anyway, just curious how people's politics has affected you.
We miss you here, buddy! I probably wouldn't want to come back if I were you though. Unless my wife and dogs weren't with me. Can't live without those rascals.
I have to say though that it really depends where in Germany you are. In Berlin many people have been pretty much ignoring mask regulations in e.g. public transportation, a lot of groups still met up out- and indoors, and shortly after they opened up shops again, the numbers of infections started going up :( Of course, not comparable to the US at all — just wanted to point out that I’m seeing a huge difference between the way this was handled in Berlin and the way it was handled in Austria (and Vienna specifically). I find it sad that Germany keeps being used as an example worldwide but they were much slower at reacting than Austria was.
Whilst there are some small exceptions, the vast majority of Europeans have done the right things most of the time. It's been tough and we still have a very long way to go, but if we take these small steps, face covering, washing hands etc, we may just beat this thing
You kind of have best case scenario! Good for you. We've got masked federal agents kidnapping people and uncontrollable covid transmission back home ... and arguments over mask wearing in the grocery stores. Tension is high.
That is such bad luck Donna,hopefully you get back home soon.
Another lovely photo... and sentiments. 1👍
N a beautiful smile at that
Is it a pretty widely accepted sentiment over there that we are in the midst of a horror show over here? I don’t see how the country makes it out of this whole, from where I’m sitting in rural Georgia... it’s pretty terrifying, to be frank.
right on, brother.✊
You pointed up into the stars
Asked which constellation
Might best describe my heart
I answered without blinking
Though you'd meant it as a lark
I'm the one that's shaking. ... See MoreSee Less
Aint LOVE grand?! <3 <3
This. Is. Beautiful. So happy for you..for you both... Grab your lives by the ass and never let go!
Gorgeous photo... very romantic and real...
What a beautiful picture!! 💜
So happy for you!
Just so full of love!!!!!!
LOVE ❤ LOVE
Aaawwww....really want to meet your sweetie someday!!!!!!!!! Wish I could come over there since we can't get our sh!t together over here!!!!!!!!!!
Q: Is someone a bully because they point out how much work must be done in the fight against racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and fascism?
Q: Is someone a bully when they choose to use their platform to advocate for social change and justice?
Q: Is someone a bully for pointing out that taking a passive roll in these large scale problems of the world, is in itself a complicit act of violence against those of us who have no choice but to actively participate in this struggle?
Q: Am I a bully? ... See MoreSee Less
You’re not a bully you’re asking people to be better. I’ve been thinking about this lately. I actually find value in some of the nitpicking we are doing lately because yes there’s so much more we all need to do. It’s when we are mean or aggressive with people on the same team for not protesting hard enough or the right way that bugs me because I think everyone can be doing something it doesn’t have to look the exact same. Trolling people who are in your team for not protesting hard enough doesn’t seem like productive work it just seems like trying to get points in a game. I’m seeing this in Portland a lot. But no, I think trying to point things out and bring each other up together is progress. As long as it’s not pushing people down who might be in the same fight as you. What I see you doing is having real conversations with people and I wish more people did that
I have always thought that it is important for people to use their platform in this way. You have a voice and a lot of people don't. Use your voice for good, to help, to educate, to question. You aren't just here to provide mindless entertainment to the unthinking masses. That's not what an artist does. Plus, you're a person, and have every right to express yourself about the things that are important to you.
No you are not. It is the duty of anyone with a voice to use it. “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Eeeesh. Self important musicians love their echo chambers.
I have known you a long time now and have never known you to be a bully... The difference is you actually care about the outcome... Bullies don't care about empowering others just themselves.
“No” down the line. Is the kid that merely lectures a schoolyard bully a bully themselves? Of course not!
When someone is used to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
No, but as a public figure you must understand that you are exposed to internet trolls when talking about this kind of things.
No sir. You're a voice of reason using your gift to help make the world better
I feel bullied. Too much pressure to answer questions!!....also no to all.😉
Nah people need to be talking about this. Its hard and people get defensive. Keep talking friend!
And people are becoming increasingly dumber. Thanks for doing all that you do!
Friendship means having the courage to have difficult conversations with the people around you
No, just giving the boot to some evil shit!
No,you are just persistent and we need more people to be like you.
At this juncture, silence is bullying. Not just those that seek to harm, but those that see and choose to turn away are as much to blame.
You're absolutely not a bully.
No. As a stuard of two little humans, I appreciate how vocal you are about what actually matters and is happening. And thank you for sharing your music.
Nope, you’re a good dude. Keep it up.
No. Bullies pick on people that aren't a threat.
No on all counts.
Nope, nope, nope and nope. Keep up the good work!
Even being the shy cuddly teddy bear that you are, I think you know the answer to your own question!
Every time I see anyone question you about it all I think is have they ever even listened to your songs or seen you live. This side has never been hidden.