Debrissa & Austn
Debrissa McKinney is a venerated professional musician based out of Asheville NC. She is a vital member of the acclaimed brass band Empire Strikes Brass, but perhaps her most notable work yet has been recording and touring with the Grammy award winning children's hip hop band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. As a vocalist she is well known for her dynamic singing abilities and styles. She has captivated many souls on stage performing with musical legends such as George Clinton, Karl Denson and Gov’t Mule. As a highly driven musician she constantly keeps fans wondering what can’t she do.
Austn Haynes is a free-thinking, free-moving, independent hip hop vocalist. His lyrics are profoundly thoughtful and paint pictures of human strength, struggle and beauty. With parents who owned small record businesses, he grew up surrounded by music of all types. There are links to all these genres in his vibrant style of hip hop; along with musical inspirations from The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, both bands of which his uncle, guitarist Warren Haynes is a long-time member. As a musician Austn has shared the stage with his uncle along with many other iconic figures ranging from members of The Wu-Tang Clan, Digable Planets, Steep Canyon Rangers and Ice Cube.
With the fusion of their unique talents, Debrissa & Austn have created a colorful musical experience that pushes genre boundaries, and highlights awareness on different levels. This project was born out of the love they have for music, and a collective love for the Earth and all of its inhabitants. Their music takes listeners to new worlds and almost effortlessly leaves them with a bright sense of self empowerment.
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