NEWS

 

4/18/17

The Akademia Music Awards names “Little Folks Like You And Me” the best album in the category of Americana in the month of April 2017.

Click here to read the album review from The Akademia Music Awards

4/10/17

Kim Grant Music Press formally comes onboard as publicist to oversee the launch of “little Folks Like You And Me”.

Click here to visit the Kim Grant Music Press Website

3/8/17

Boston Greenfest features the video for “Poisoned Rivers” on their homepage

3/6/17

3/4/17

Release Date for “Little Folks Like You And Me” is set for July 21st!! Stay tuned for details on the release party, to be held at East Nashville’s

The Family Wash

MIKE YOUNGER – Little Folks Like You and Me – front cover
Photograph / design by Alan MESSER www.alanmesser.com / www.mikeyounger.com

2/7/17

Just Announced: Mike Younger to perform at the second annual American Roots Hoedown in Nashville TN

1/27/17

Just Announced: Mike Younger will be a featured performer at the Water Is Life Expo in Flint Michigan March 25th 2017

 

1/23/17

Just Announced: Mike Younger and Co will be performing on the mainstage at the Long Hungry Creek Farm’s Summer Solstice Festival June 15th-17th. Schedule TBA.

1/19/17

Mike Younger will be performing from 10am-2 at the CSA Fair @ Nashville Farmers Market, February 25th 2017. Come join the amazing Nashville Food Renaissance Movement by signing up for a CSA(Community Supported Agriculture) program and support one of the many amazing local farms producing honey, grains, meat and poultry products, dairy, vegetables and produce and building a local and sustainable food production economy.

Click Here to see the Event

February 25th CSA Fair @ Nashville Farmers Market

1/13/17

JUST ANNOUNCED: Mike Younger to perform at the 2017 Boston Greenfest!!

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1/9/17

JUST ANNOUNCED: Mike Younger to perform at the 2017 International Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City

Mike is honored to be performing on his new Cole Clark FL3A!

Thanks to Michael Adams and Cole Clark Guitars!

 

12/12/16

Nashville and Memphis Musicians Perform at the HiTone Café in Memphis in a joint effort to raise money for the Water Protector Legal Collective. Nashville’s Tommy Womack, Mike Younger, Dave Colella and Tom Mason joined Memphis’ Jimmy Davis, Butch Mudbone, Moses Crouch and Nancy Apple to support the Oceti Sakowin encampment.

11/4/16

The Tennessean published the following article on the efforts of Middle Tennessee to support the Standing Rock Sioux after interviewing Mike Younger at length about the supply mission:

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2016/11/04/nashville-compressor-fight-finds-common-ground-standing-rock/93142794/

10/30/16

Concerned Citizens for a Safe Environment(www.ccsenow.org), a community-based group created to resist the unwanted construction of a 60,000 Horsepower compressor station utilizing 1940s-1960s era pipelines in the midst of a residential and agricultural community  in Middle Tennessee, held a fundraising gala at Fontanel Mansion for the next phase of the legal battle against the pipeline operator. Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper requested Mike Younger sit at his table. Mike took the opportunity to report to Representative Cooper the human rights abuses he witnessed only days before at Standing Rock at the hands of militarized state police abusing elders, women and children on behalf of oil & gas interests in North Dakota and a Governor with a stake in the pipeline.

10/17/16

Middle Tennessee in Solidarity With Standing Rock

On Monday October 17th 2016 a cargo of supplies left Middle Tennessee bound for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where indigenous tribal nations have gathered in greater numbers than any time since colonization to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing the Missouri River upstream of their ancestral homelands. StandingRock.org

The cargo was gathered by the community of Middle Tennessee (which also faces unwanted fossil fuel infrastructure expansion) in solidarity with the #NODAPL water protectors. The cargo included 7 live hogs, 12 cases of water, hundreds of pounds of dry goods, thermal wear and winter camping supplies. The delivery is being made by Nashville-based singer/songwriter Mike Younger (www.mikeyounger.com) and Charles “Mac” Wilson, president of the Davidson County Council of Community Clubs.

 

Mike Younger and Charles “Mac” Wilson preparing to journey from Nashville TN to Standing Rock ND to bring aid and comfort to the Oceti Sakowin encampment at the Cannonball River Oct 17th 2016

 

In addition to the numerous material donations made by private citizens, the following organizations have made Tennessee’s contribution to the struggle in Standing Rock possible:

Tony’s Foodland in Joelton TN https://www.facebook.com/TonysfreshFoodland/

Delbert Black Fox of the Lakota Sioux and Tyler Hunter of Tony’s Foodland in Joelton TN. Tyler donated 7 live hogs for the supply mission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Native American Indian Association of Tennessee &

The Tennessee State Pow Wow http://www.naiatn.org/powwow/

Brittany FireCrow, Nikkole Turner, Mike Younger and Dawn Morrison at Native American Indian Association of Tennessee

Long Hungry Creek Farm http://barefootfarmer.com/

Mike Younger with Jeff Poppen, aka The Barefoot Farmer at Long Hungry Creek Farm Summer Solstice Festival 2016

Nashville in Solidarity with Standing Rock https://www.facebook.com/Nashville.in.Solidarity/?fref=ts

Concerned Citizens for a Safe Environment (CCSE) ccsenow.org

Concerned Citizens For A Safe Environment, fighting the 60,000 Horsepower compressor station proposed for Joelton Tennessee

Dr. Travis Whitlow DVM Whitlowvet.com

 

In August of 2016, Zumba will be releasing Zumba Country Vol 1, a workout DVD available in 150 countries. 2 of Mike’s songs will be featured alongside Brooks & Dunn, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Dixie Chicks, Mark Chestnutt, Big & Rich, Kelly Clarkson and Aaron Watson. Thanks to all the great folks from Zumba!!!

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The video for “Poisoned Rivers” is now available for viewing on Youtube. Please like and share!!!

 

Lost Tapes from a 2001 Recording Session Recovered

January 17, 2001 Memphis TN (L-R) Mike Younger, Spooner Oldham, studio engineer(name unknown, David Hood, Jim Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Levon Helm

January 17, 2001
Memphis TN
(L-R) Mike Younger, Spooner Oldham, studio engineer(name unknown, David Hood, Jim Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Levon Helm

In 2015 Mike was able to recover a recording project from 2001 that was lost to legal entanglement for 15 years. He was advised and assisted in this process by Ray Kennedy, who is now working with Mike to complete the recordings in preparation of a future release.

 

Ray Kennedy, Mike Younger and Chris Mara at 1979 Analogue studio

Ray Kennedy, Mike Younger and Chris Mara at 1979 Analogue studio

“Little Folks Like You And Me”

2015 also saw the completion of Mike’s most recent recordings, produced by guitarist/producer Bob Britt. “Little Folks Like You & Me” to be released at some not too distant point in the future …..

 

Bob Britt and engineer Chad Brown going through mixes for "Little Folks Like You & Me"

Producer Bob Britt and engineer Chad Brown going through mixes for “Little Folks Like You & Me”

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