House Concert Series: Fingerstyle Guitarist, Michael Young!
Hilltown Families House Concert Series Presents …
Fingerstyle Guitarist, Michael Young
- Saturday, April 12th, 2008
- 6:30pm Social; 7:30pm Performance
- House Concert in West Chesterfield, MA
- $10 each. All proceeds go to the artist. Seating is limited.
All the way from Minneapolis, fingerstyle guitarist Michael Young (www.michaelyoungmusic.com) plays both the six and twelve-string guitar with driving rhythm and groove and will be performing a house concert in West Chesterfield, MA, on Saturday, April 12th starting at 7:30pm. This concert is part of the Hilltown Families House Concert Guitar Series and is open to adults and children with audience skills. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the artist. Seating is limited. RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Minnesota-bred Young is a world-class picker who shines on 6 and 12-string guitar. There’s something of the Leo Kottke style in Young’s playing, but he also has his own sound, which draws from folk, rock, blues, country and classical. Young knows his way around the guitar classics but also has a bag full of originals that jump. Listen for songs such as Plinko and Indio.” – San Antonio Express News
While in his mid-twenties, Michael has an ageless stage presence, and he displays his technically proficient fretwork by carrying his bouncy and energetic groove from powerful and compelling compositions to soulful ballads. Moving from daunting and alarming to lighthearted and idiosyncratic instrumentals, Michael takes advantage of the guitar’s possibilities by combining standard and alternate tunings with a mix of slide guitar into his playing. He has impressed audiences all over the country including appearances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the legendary CBGB 313 Gallery in New York City, and the illustrious Knitting Factory also in New York City. While primarily an instrumentalist, Michael also incorporates his warm singing voice into his sets.
“Michael’s dexterity, depth and tone will fool you into thinking you’re hearing an entire string section instead of just one dude with a 12 string. He channels real emotion and range in his songs, evoking dozens of moods and sounds out of his instrument.” – Arizona Daily Sun
“Impressive . . . fascinating stage presence.” – The Observer (NJ)
Learn more about Michael Young at his official website: www.michaelyoungmusic.com
Here is a video from Michael’s performance in West Chesterfield:
He sounds great doesn’t he?!