Click on this Nashville Scene graphic to read Edd Hurt‘s piece on the backstory on Mike’s current album Burning The Bigtop Down:
MY FIRST TIME EVER ON AN OFFICIAL FAI SHOWCASE!!
Lots of 2024 stuff to announce in the coming days, but first up is that I will be attending Folk Alliance in Kansas City February 21-25!! Can’t wait to be back and see so many friends! My showcase schedule during the conference is:
Thurs 1-1:30 am @652 Free Range Records
Fri 2:30-3 am @741 Interstate 88
Sat 2-2;30 am @749 Grimm Reckoning
Aaaand…this time I am honored to say I will also be backing up my friend the amazing artist and songwriter Amilia K Spicer at these showcases:
Thurs 7pm@ Pershing Room Official FAI Showcase
Thurs 12-12:30 AM @652 Free Range Records
Fri 1-1:30 am @633 Andy’s SOWEBO Music
Sat 10:30-11 @652 Free Range Records
Mike Younger & The Tennessee Treehuggers (l-r Jesse Thompson, Mike Younger, Michael Majett, Andrew Nesbitt and Jeanne Peterson) at WMOT’s Finally Fridays Live Broadcast from Nashville’s Third & Lindsley.
MIKE YOUNGER TRIUMPHS OVER ADVERSITY TO RECLAIM AND COMPLETE HIS LOST ALBUM SOME 20 YEARS LATER
BURNING THE BIGTOP DOWN
“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.”SEE THE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE!