WITH THE GHOSTS OF LEVON HELM AND JIM DICKINSON LOOKING ON:

MIKE YOUNGER TRIUMPHS OVER ADVERSITY  TO RECLAIM AND COMPLETE HIS LOST ALBUM SOME 20 YEARS LATER

 

BURNING THE BIGTOP DOWN
OUT AUGUST 27, 2021

 

“No-shit poetic realism with a tendency to museum qualities…” – Rodney Crowell

When an artist takes on their chosen medium, they don’t know how long it will take to complete their art, for there is a process. It took Michelangelo four years to paint the Sistine Chapel and 16 years for Ernest Hemingway to write his masterpiece, The Old Man And The Sea. Led Zeppelin only took 30 hours to record their breakthrough album, Led Zeppelin I – great art knows no concept of time, and sometimes, neither does the artist.

Mike Younger, a renegade troubadour and poet of roots music, knows the feeling. “On January 15, 2001, we began cutting the first tracks for the record that would come to define me, break me, and resurrect me over the next 20 years.”

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