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:
“Somewhere in Time” via CultureMap
“Laurel & Hardy’s Festival of Laffs” at the Alamo Drafthouse
“Love and War” at the Harry Ransom Center
Analogue Anonymous official showcase at SXSW
Featured musician at Jazz Age Sunday Social in Dallas

Press:
“New type of Austin DJ draws influences from the past” article in the Austin American Statesman
“She of Many Hats and Antlers” article in the Austin Chronicle

The Austin Phonograph company was founded in 2012. Amelia Foxtrot combined her love of Hot Jazz, phonograph players, and fascination with the 1920s. She is also the owner of Sweet Ritual, an old fashioned ice cream parlor in Hyde Park, that specializes in dairy free ice cream.