Austen Carroll Grafa

CPR/Irvin Coffee

Austen Carroll Grafa stays busy in the Colorado music scene as frontman for Grayson County Burn Ban and bassist for Bud Bronson & the Good Timers. The Denver musician just released his debut solo EP, "Do It While You Can." Grafa cites singer-songwriters who infuse humor into their lyrics like John Prine and Robert Earl Keen as influences on the record.

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Grafa and his band visited our studio last month to play some new songs from "Do It While You Can." He also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about his decision to go solo, writing about his home state of Texas and the country-western scene in Denver. 

Stream the session above. 

Songs performed:

  • "New 18"
  • "Fishin'"
  • "Rocky Mountain, TX"
  • "Nothing To Lose"