Achilles Tenderloin

Achilles Tenderloin


New Album!

Tincture for Trouble was released on March 18, 2023 and charted well nationally on college and public radio.

"Rips the broken heart out of blues, takes the aching soul of folk and the forlorn and fallen narratives of country and moulds them into something else. Something so poignant and devastating that music journalists are yet to come up with an adequate name for it."
- Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture

"Not your average indie-folk artist. His music is always on the edge when it comes to experimenting with different ideas and creative influences, while still retaining a very earthy and organic acoustic-leaning sound...mercurial and eclectic, but never pretentious"
- The Bandcamp Diaries

"World-class songwriting and musicianship...beautifully dark, dynamic, almost-haunting"
- Jeff Polk, LEO WEEKLY

"Deep, artistic and honest...absolutely me, you will want to come back for more"
- Which Coast

"You’ll find yourself caught up in the immersive sound and in need of hitting that repeat button for another listen"
- WokeChimp

"The upbeat, effervescent 'Don't Be Long' and the beautifully downbeat 'Blue Silhouettes' expand on the austere acoustic blues of early Achilles Tenderloin."
- Don Thrasher, Dayton Daily News

"Exhilirating...a gripping performance"
- Jimmy Rae, Skope

"A beautiful musical work"
- Julien James Vachon, Direct Actu

"Some of the most memorable singles I've come across in recent memory...I am such a huge fan of this sort of rootsy, soul-fueled, folk/blues sound...a killer blending of both traditional and contemporary influences, creating something that feels instantly familiar yet excitingly fresh at the same time."
- Jon Delange, Tinderbox Music

"A fascinating and innovative interpretation of the blues. File this one under 'Brave New Blues.'"
- Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes

"Joe Augustin has no problem bringing both a thoroughly addictive and refreshing sound to the new blues scene."
- John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network

"A perfect symbiosis of indie-folk and acoustic blues...Achilles Tenderloin manages to soften even the hardest hearted"
- Excess Magazine

"Achilles Tenderloin is a musical powerhouse with a serene edge of creativity"
- Messiah’el Bey, Warlock Asylum International News

"Exquisite storytelling...Achilles Tenderloin pours his very heart and soul into the stellar sound"
- Beach Sloth

Tincture for Trouble elevates Augustin’s vivid lyrical landscapes and thoughtful guitar arrangements to new heights with the help of producer Patrick Himes and a cadre of fiercely talented musicians.

Produced by Patrick Himes at Reel Love Recording Company, the album is a selection of ten songs that explore two sides of Augustin's musical palette: Slide Blues and Folk-Americana–two styles for two guitars, paired with dynamic string, wind, choral, and percussion arrangements.

Tincture for Trouble - Now Available on Bandcamp!

New Video!

The official music video for Kiss The Ground, directed by Jesse Harris, is now available on Youtube!

Kiss The Ground - Official Music Video!