The Top 10 LDS Musicians You’ve Never Heard Of, No. 6

Last time, I detailed the musical career of Gregg Hale, who played guitar for Spiritualized and currently serves the Salt Lake Area (and Linescratchers) as a writer, reviewer, engineer, studio owner, and guitarist. Unfortunately, the next two artists I had lined up for #6 and #7 had to be changed. One of them doesn’t want people to know he’s Mormon, and the other feels that God called him to be a prophet, seer, and revelator, so he has left the Church to pursue his own prophetic mission. Too bad, because they’re both amazing musicians.

Fortunately for me, however, there are equally amazing musicians for me to add. One of my goals for this series was to highlight a wide variety of genres, so that everyone could potentially find a musician they like and can connect with. This next artist is a very emotionally powerful New Age composer who has found a surprisingly great amount of underground success.


“New Age” seems to be a catch-all term for quite a bit of music, from ambient to organic electronica to orchestral pieces and everything in-between. Australis fills an interesting niche, and to fully understand it, it’s probably best to get to know the man behind the name.

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