A lover of all styles of music and a true believer in the healing power of music, Austin Grimm has been playing music professionally for the last decade as the leader of the nationally touring band Roots of a Rebellion (or ROAR) based out of Nashville, TN. Austin was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO but moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University where he majored in Music Business and founded ROAR with his college friends. After graduating in 2012, the band toured the U.S. extensively—playing 120+ shows a year, cultivating a following from coast to coast that is fueled by the uplifting and eclectic music, conscious lyrics and community service projects along the way at urban farms and food banks.
ROAR most recently released a #1 Billboard Reggae Album called “Shapes of a Soul”, had their name added to the infamous Wall of Fame at Exit/In in Nashville, and have performed at Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Festival, Live On The Green, Master Musicians Festival and many first class venues across the country. Now that ROAR is taking some much needed time off from the road, Austin is excited to stretch out and explore some of the many genres of music he enjoys while performing original music as well as some classic covers that could be anything from country, folk, rock, pop, blues, or jazz…and quite possibly some reggae as well