ACL SATURDAY PREVIEW: Local band creates a sense of community among audience

Life & Arts Editor

After 3 full-length albums and an EP, Quiet Company is an Austin-based band that shows no signs of slowing down.  Led by frontman Taylor Muse, the alt-rock band is known for their high enthusiasm in concert.

Quiet Company has a unique, high-energy, brassy sound that comes from every member in the band playing multiple instruments.  Muse himself has been known to play at least twelve, including trumpet, glockenspiel, banjo, and organ.

The band puts on shows that feel like old sing-alongs.  Whether you’re familiar with the music or not, Quiet Company invites the audience to get involved.  It’s not uncommon to hear people singing along with the trombone line or putting their arms around their neighbors.

Quiet Company has dominated the Austin music scene, winning ten 2011-2012 Austin Music Awards including Best Band, Best Musician (Muse) and Best Album for their most recent release “We Are All Where We Belong.”

They will be playing on the Austin Ventures stage at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.