"Austin - I wish you all the best! You are really talented... Keep Going!"

          Shirley Eikhard - Grammy-Award winning Singer/Songwriter

"Austin gives me hope for the future of the blues in Canada. He plays with real passion and skill."

         Tara Mackenzie​- The Mackenzie Blues Band (Maple Blues Award Winners 2013)

"Austin looks the part and is the part."

             Roger Robinson ​- CHS Productions

We’re thrilled to have the talented and effervescent young Austin McCarthy as a regular at Blue Mountain Village this summer. Our visitors and shopkeepers love Austin’s performances and we find him quite delightful! 

               Patti Kendall - Director, Marketing & Events/Blue Mountain Village Association

We are very excited for Austin as he ventures to Montreal for a new chapter in his life, where he will excel at both plying/performing and teaching. We wish him all the best!

                Shane Cloutier - Shane Cloutier Music


​"Austin, From the moment I saw you play I was mesmerized by your talent.  For such a young artist, you engage the audience like nobody I've ever seen before, a true crowd pleaser.  Austin when it comes to music, you truly are an old soul. Thank you for sharing your talents both as a musician and teacher."

            Susan Holden - Corporate Client

Austin you have done your parents proud. Great performance at Collingwood Idol and in the video. Seems your going nowhere but up. Keep turning out great music.

            Sheldon Rosen - The Lodges at Blue Mountain - Founder


"I've had the pleasure of watching you play at numerous events, you are brilliant and always seem to get us up and dancing! You're going places, that's for sure! Just remember us little folk here in Collingwood!"

​             Deanne Stribling - Corporate Client

Regarding February 24th 2015 The Huron Club:

Definitely put this performance on YouTube. Sorry I can't make it, but if you want to hear an amazing guitarist, put this on your to-do list. I wish I could make it. This young man will one day be classified as one of the best.

   Niel Gnesin - Blogger



What they're saying about Austin...


The latest concert reviews Oct 18th 2014 from:

Gayety Theatre - Theatre Collingwood Concert w/ Coldjack

Blues Guitarist Austin McCarthy opening for Funk and Smooth Jazz Group Coldjack.    Check out his music on YouTube....Keep an eye on this young Brother…he can throw down some SERIOUS BLUES!!!

        WJKR-DB JO KHOOL RADIO Personality Jo Khool

I had the pleasure of listening to Austin on the Coldjack show at The Gayety Theatre last weekend in Collingwood. He is a great new talent and well worth your vote. He's got mine! Check him out! John Mayer look out!

       Carl Harvey  Producer, Professional Artist - Lead Guitar

Hi This is Johnny Fraser, of Coldjack. Please vote for our good friend, and amazing artist, Austin.  The future looks bright for this young man!

      Johnny Fraser Professional Artist - Lead Singer

He put on an amazing performance.

      Julie Card – MyCollingwood.ca

" I have never seen such a gifted and talented young artist like Austin. Move over B B King we have a music icon in the making."

     Gary Cerantola - Beach Booster Radio

Austin McCarthy is great, we saw him at the Gaiety Theatre last night

     Christine Smith - fan

What a great concert...well done Austin!

     Doug Linton - fan

I saw Austin at the Gayety Theatre on Saturday. He was fantastic! He is definitely the whole package. Singer, guitarist and front man. He gets my vote! Good Luck Austin

      Liz Stevenson - fan

So talented way to rock the house!!!

    Tara Parsons – fan

An "old soul" when it comes to music.

     Susan Holden – fan

I heard AUSTIN perform on Saturday at the gayety he is amazing he got my vote

     Lynn Ewing – fan

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