Achilles Tenderloin is Joe Augustin, a folk-blues songwriter and guitarist from Richmond, Indiana. Joe’s music is heavily influenced by pre-war blues artists, especially Skip James and Son House, but also reflects a passion for the lyrical songwriting styles of the American folk movement and beyond.

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Achilles Tenderloin at 4th Floor Blues Club. October 30, 2015. Photo by Jennifer Taylor.

Stronger Than Wine, Achilles Tenderloin’s third and latest full-length release (August 2014), features six original, roots blues-inspired songs, as well as four renderings of songs by Tommy Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Leadbelly, and The Toadies. Graham Clarke of Blues Bytes calls Stronger than Wine, “a fascinating and innovative interpretation of the blues.”


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