This year has been one of explosive growth for Artists Circle! We recently hired Austin Bristor as our new Installer & Project Assistant. You’ll see him at installations with Dan or helping Jack, Katie, and Olivia with client presentations. His can-do attitude and bright disposition makes him an important and valuable addition to our team. Read about Austin below!
Where did you grow up? I’ve lived in Mt. Airy since I was one year old.
What bands are you in and what instruments do you play? My main musical endeavor is my solo project called “Avstin” which has taken various shapes over the last five years. It’s allowed me to dive into various genres and atmospheres for different occasions and opportunities. I’m planning on releasing my debut self-produced album as Avstin by late Spring / early Summer this year! On this album I perform all of the instruments and tracks myself such as: vocals, guitars, bass, synthesizers, and drums. I also play bass in a really fun indie-rock band out of Mt. Airy called Flooring.
What do you do in your free time / on the weekend? I enjoy living an active lifestyle. On the weekends you can generally find me running, hiking, taking day/weekend camping trips, or exploring new towns, music venues, and wilderness areas.
Do you have any pets? I have two Bernese Mountain Dogs named Nanna and Bear who are a BIG part of my life. They are litter mates and turned 3 years old last week.
What’s a ‘did you know’ fact about yourself? A couple ‘did you know’ facts about me is that in the future I wish to continue my education in either architecture and/or civil engineering, and I’ve eaten a vegetarian diet for about 6 years now.
If you’re ever in the Frederick or Mt. Airy areas, keep your eyes open to see if Avstin playing a show near you! Welcome to the team, Austin!