Reneé Austin CD Release

Reneé Austin CD Release

Sat · May 12, 2018

7:30 pm

$0.00 - $15.00

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Reneé Austin
Reneé Austin
Reneé Austin is an American R&B, gospel, and soul singer, songwriter and actor. She has a wide vocal range, and has opened for Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and more. She released three albums during her career, and supplied backing vocals to the Lamont Cranston Band's 1997 album, Roll with Me, and on Tommy Castro's 2005 album, Soul Shaker. Austin was also part of a group of women who performed in Morgan Freeman's Blues Divas, as well as singing for a live WWE season premier, whose television audience was six million. Her singing voice has been compared by critics to those of Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Regina Belle, even a female Michael McDonald.

The Philadelphia Inquirer commented that she "embraces a deliciously wide range of roots styles: She belts the blues with sass, swings nimbly on R&B, and fires off some rousing gospel. For good measure, she also shows she can take it uptown with a sultry, soulful ballad."

It was announced in January 2005 that her career was finished as following thyroid surgery, she was left with a paralyzed vocal nerve that made speaking and further singing impossible. However, after years of inaction, her voice returned in 2015. Austin has returned to performing.
Venue Information:
Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432