Mike Younger Releases “Lord of the Fleas”
Video / Single is a “Modern American News Reel”
Studio Legends Back Acclaimed Nashville Singer / Songwriter
New Album Burning the Bigtop Down to Follow in 2021
January 15, 2021: Nashville, TN: May you croon in interesting times!
Akin to the socially relevant folk, blues, and country artists who inspired him, Nashville singer / songwriter Mike Younger is an artist whose words and melodies reflect the human condition in the here and now.
Produced by Jim Dickinson, the rhythm track for his latest single, “Lord of the Fleas,” was originally cut in January 2001. Featuring Muscle Shoals legends David Hood (bass) and Spooner Oldham (keyboards), Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars) along with founding member of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Band – Levon Helm on drums – the track never saw the light of day. The record company folded, the tapes were lost in a legal battle, and the work was left in the archives.
Younger took this stellar performance and recast the lyrics to depict the “carnivalesque” nature of present day political and social strife. The promotional video emerges as an American news reel – illuminating the great contradiction of the modern patriot.
“Lord of the Fleas” is the first single and video to be released from Younger’s highly-anticipated long-player – titled Burning the Bigtop Down, slated for release in 2021.
Produced by Jim Dickinson & Chad Brown
Audio Engineered by Chad Brown and Kevin Houston
Mixed by Chad Brown
Mastered by Jim Demain
Video Produced and Directed by Mike Younger and Chad Brown
Guitar, Vocals – Mike Younger
Drums – Levon Helm
Piano – Jim Dickinson
Keys – Spooner Oldham
Bass – David Hood
Guitar – Luther Dickinson
Background Vocals – Regina McCrary, Lisa Oliver Gray, Jeanne Peterson
Horns – Randy Leago, Roy Agee, Steve Herman, Neil Konouchi