Click on this Nashville Scene graphic to read Edd Hurt‘s piece on the backstory on Mike’s current album Burning The Bigtop Down:

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Summer 2024

 

Hello Friends!! I am moving right along with a summer tour itinerary…Lots of cool stuff coming down the pike here in Nashville too…I’ll be a part of an amazing all-day program presented by Hub Of Love over at East Side Bowl on Sunday June 9th from 12-8PM. The event is called Day For Democracy and will feature some amazing local bands as well as incredible speakers – first of which is Representative Gloria Johnson, challenging Marsha Blackburn for her seat in the US Senate. Gloria is one of the celebrated Tennessee Three that stood with the Covenant School families after the shooting when the TN Senate refused to do anything, even to have a discussion to address gun access in TN and instead had the grieving families and traumatized parents removed by TN Capitol Security. 

I am very excited to meet Representative Johnson and to hear her speak and to hear all the other amazing artists and speakers at this event. Please see the graphic, find the event on my facebook page, join us on the 9th. I will be performing at 4PM.

Many other shows are up on my Calendar page and I hope to see you down the road somewhere!! More to follow, stay tuned and stay awake!!

Spring 2024

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!