Leaving Austin

November 17, 2018 · Doors open at 7:00 pm

Leaving Austin

Leaving Austin is the new generation of country music. Don’t let their tattoos, piercings, and skinny jeans fool you. These 5 young guys have the cutting edge to where country music is headed. Leaving Austin consists of members: Austin Machado on lead vocals, Davis Forney on guitar and harmonies, Michael Stevens on bass, Terry Ashford on lead guitar, and Ryan Chin on drums. Born and raised in the central valley of California, growing up on country, pop, and rock n’ roll, they decided it was time to get back to their roots and sing country their way.

Living in the small towns of the Central Valley, everyone just seems to know everyone. Michael, Terry, and Davis grew up playing music at church together in Visalia, CA. One night Davis went to a local venue to watch one of his friends’ band. When he walked in the room to check out the opening band, he heard Austin sing for the first time. “His vocals captured me in disbelief”, says Davis. Austin was then introduced to Davis that night through mutual friends and they hit it off immediately. They started writing music and became best friends within days. As they pursued music, Davis brought Michael and Terry onboard. As they played local shows, the guys heard Ryan’s flawless drumming in their friends’ pop punk band. It was a no-brainer to call him about their new endeavor of pop country. They all decided to get together for a practice session and it was immediately apparent that, when Ryan started playing along with them, this was the dream team.

Patrick Howard Trampus (PHT Country)

Patrick Howard Trampus PHT, is a Southern California country music artist. Growing up in rural San Diego County, PHT found a love for hay fields, dirt roads and country music.
He was influenced at an early age by artist like, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Hank Jr. He developed a love for country music and honed his singing skills in church and by camp fires.
By 18, PHT had his first band. They played the SoCal country scene getting the opportunity to open for major country acts like Billy Ray Cyrus, Mark Chesnutt, Wade Hayes and Jamie O’Neil.

PHT took time away from music to raise his family and start a career in Law Enforcement. After 11 years in Law Enforcement PHT had to retire due to injury and leave a promising and rewarding career.

The love for music and entertaining never left. In 2014 he began his musical journey again. Forming a band in San Diego and playing venues from Petco Park to The San Diego County Fair. PHT is once again doing what he loves. Bringing a stadium like show to a honky tonk near you.


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