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An Evening with Austin MacRae & John Shakespear

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
$12 / $15
Tickets on Sale Now
Seated Lounge Show - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations


Shimmering lyrics, deft finger-picking and soaring melodies—Ithaca’s Austin MacRae is a troubadour whose songwriting is characterized by poetic lyrics and poignant stories from rural upstate NY.

John Shakespear brings his meditative, witty brand of indie folk, described by American Songwriter as “reminiscent of Fleet Foxes and Elliott Smith,” to the upstairs lounge at Isis.

Austin MacRae · 7:00pm


Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story. He has showcased his music regionally at venues such as the Club Passim, Kerrville Folk Festival (New Folk Finalist), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist), Turtle Hill Folk Festival (New Voices Showcase), Ithaca Festival, Oswego Music Hall, Homer Center for the Arts, Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic and many other venues. His debut album, Bats in the Attic, won a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Folk Recording of 2015. His second album, Keeper, won a SAMMY for Best Americana in 2018.

John Shakespear · 7:00pm


Nashville-based indie-folk songwriter John Shakespear has performed all around the United States, sharing the stage with acts such as Henry Jamison, Lewis del Mar, and members of Broken Social Scene. He is on tour to support his debut full-length solo record, Spend Your Youth, produced by Devon Dawson (Local Natives) with additional mixing from Greg Giorgio (The National, The Head and the Heart). American Songwriter Magazine described his music as "reminiscent of Fleet Foxes and Elliott Smith,” and Ear to the Ground has called it “wonderfully enchanting... George Harrison meets Beck." With a poet’s eye for detail and a persevering warmth that transcends national and political boundaries, Shakespear has written a coming-of-age record tinged by the times.