Hand-Cranked Entertainment

Austin Phonograph Company specializes in live entertainment featuring hand cranked phonograph record players from the early 1900s. An expert in vintage audio elegance, Amelia dresses in 1930s clothes, cranks the records, and demonstrates the machines to curious patrons. It’s an educational and musical experience.

The music played ranges from 1920s hot jazz to Texas Swing. All music is played on 78RPM record format, and the phonographs do not run on electricity.

Austin Phonograph Company is a unique and memorable listener experience, and I hope you’ll get in contact for future events: Austinphonographcompany at gmail.com

Featured past performances in Austin:
“Somewhere in Time” via CultureMap
“Laurel & Hardy’s Festival of Laffs” at the Alamo Drafthouse
“Love and War” at the Harry Ransom Center

“New type of Austin DJ draws influences from the past” article in the Austin American Statesman

Amelia Foxtrot is the owner and operator of Sweet Ritual, an old fashioned ice cream parlor in Hyde Park, that specializes in dairy free treats. She is the co-founder of Vintage Vivant, an event that specializes in Jazz Age entertainment, held at The Swan Dive venue. Combining a love of Hot Jazz, Phonograph players, and fascination with the 1920s and 30s lead the formation of Austin Phonograph company in 2012.

Photo by John Leach