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– Press Links and Quotes from recent reviews/interviews
– Soundcloud Links for access to audio
– Live Performance Videos in various configurations (solo, trio etc)
– Links to Social Media
– Touring history archives
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Mike Younger’s music draws from a diversity of genres and traditions ranging from the socially conscious topical folk troubadors of the depression era to the dapper and dangerous juke-joint bluesmen of the Mississippi Delta to the rowdy rocknroll provocateurs of the 60s & 70s and perhaps even some of the cattledrive campfire cowboy traditions of the American West.
His newest album Burning The Bigtop Down (featuring Levon Helm and members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section) has been recognized among the best of 2021 by Clave De Rock (Spain), Round And Sound Radio (Netherlands) and among the most played of 2021 by WMOT Nashville.
His work has been featured and reviewed by such notable publications as: No Depression, LA Times, Glide Magazine, The Nashville Scene, The East Nashvillian, Jazz Weekly, Indie Spotlight, Liverpool Sound & Vision, Midwest Record Entertainment, Americana Highways, New Noise Magazine, All About Jazz, Red Dirt Report, Elmore Magazine, NYS Music, Hollywood Soapbox, Adobe And Tears, The Alternate Root, Country Jukebox, The Chronicle Herald, Lonesome Highway, Keys And Chords, Music Morsels, Rootstime, and many others.
His songs Together and Poisoned Rivers have placed in the International Songwriters Contest and in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The lyrics of his song Together have been included in the John Denver Peace Cloth.
Mike has co-billed with such notables as : Keller Williams, Umphries McGee, Nanci Griffith, BR549, Asleep At The Wheel, Lucy Kaplansky, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Kansas, Patterson Hood, Mike Farris, Jenn Christie and many others.
Mr Younger has had the honor of performing on some very coveted stages including:
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC w/ NAEH
Boston Greenfest @ Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston MA
The Ryman Auditorium @ Nashville TN
Brooklyn Americana Music Fest @ DUMBO NYC
Music City Roots @ The Factory, Franklin TN
The Water Is Life Expo @ The McCree Theatre, Flint MI
American Roots Hoedown @ Nashville TN
Isis Music Hall @ Asheville NC
Summer Solstice Festival @ Red Boiling Springs TN
The Ram’s Head Tavern @ Annapolis MD
Jazz Festival @ New Orleans LA
The Beacon Theatre @ NYC
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater @ Bloomington IN
The Birchmere @ Washington DC
The Showbox @ Seattle WA
Hibiscus Festival @ Port Charlotte FLA
Hard Rock Cafe @ Los Angeles CA
Mockingbird Theatre @ Franklin TN
Livestock Festival @ Roanoke VA
The Mercy Lounge @ Nashville TN
The OG Family Wash @ Nashville TN
Smithe’s Olde Bar @ Atlanta GA
Red Clay Music Foundry @ Duluth G.A
“Taken in tandem, Burning The Bigtop Down adds up to one searing set of songs” –Lee Zimmerman, Indie Spotlight
Thanks and deepest gratitude to all the superb stations and programmers that have given Mike Younger’s Burning The Bigtop Down a little love and airplay!!! Special thanks to these reporting stations:
Americana Boogie Radio Salem, Gimme Country San Francisco CA, GotRadio.com, KCSN-FM Northridge CA, KDNK-FM Carbondale CO, KHNS-FM Haines AK, KRCB-FM Santa Rosa CA, KRSH-FM Santa Rosa CA, KVMR-FM Nevada City CA, Ocean Beach Radio Newport OR, Radio Free Americana Charlottesville VA, WAMU-FM DC-MD, WCNI-FM New London CT, WERU-FM Bangor ME, WGCS-FM Goshen IN, WGWG (Gardner-Webb Univ) Boiling Springs NC, WHRV-FM Norfolk VA, WMKY-FM Morehead KY, WMOT-FM Murfreesboro TN, WBSD Burlington VT, WNMC-FM Traverse City MI, CHRW Canada, CKUT Canada, WFPK Louisville KY, WKZE Red Hook NY and WEVL Memphis TN, The Back Forty Radio, WXNA Nashville, WKZE Red Hook NY, KKFI Kansas City, WFUV Bronx NY….
Please let me know if your station needs to be added to this list – and know that I appreciate deeply all the support!!
Saurday, June 18th – Summer Solstice Festival – Red Boiling Springs TN
Thursday, June 16th – Hernando’s Hideaway – Memphis TN
May 18th-22nd Folk Alliance International – Kansas City MO
Thursday, May 12th – Stell’as Elixir Lounge – Huntsville AL
Thursday, May 5th – Stella’s Elixir Lounger – Huntsville AL
Saturday, April 30th – The 5 Spot- Nashville TN
Saturday, April 23rd – Black Mountain Kitchen and Alehouse – NC
Friday, April 22nd – Hickory Tavern – Charlotte NC
Friday, April 15th – Hickory Tavern – Charlotte NC
Thursday, April 14th – Water Street – Asheville NC