The Mosstins’ “Back Forty” is the latest album from Catskill Mountain born and raised, Ency Austin and her West Virginian bred husband, Marc Moss.
Marc Moss, former guitarist, vocalist and co-songwriter with the much beloved Angel Band, has a duo with fiddler and vocalist Ency Austin (named by a dear friend “The Mosstins”) singing and playing what they call “the black and white blues.”
From Ollabelle Reed to Vince Gill and everyone else in between, “Back Forty” contains new renditions of some of the most beloved songs ever penned.
Marc Moss was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia. He began playing music when he was 7 years old inspired by seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. Long time singer songwriter, he most recently he was the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter in the popular Americana group “Angel Band”. 2011 was a busy year for Marc touring the US with David Bromberg recording and mixing Bromberg’s album “Use Me”. On this new album, he worked closely with the late and great, Levon Helm, Los Lobos, Vince Gill, Linda Ronstadt, Dr. John to name a few.
Ency Austin was born in Catskill, NY and has been singing while doing the dishes since she was seven years old. She LOVES her fiddle almost as much as she loves Marc. She was also the manager of “Angel Band” guiding them thru 3 album releases and is a producer of many concerts through her well known NYS venue “Studio Red Hook”. This is her second recording using her talents as a singer, multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, guitar and jug… and up until then… was the girl who always wanted to sing while sitting backstage watching others.