Fasten your seat belts, the debut recording from Colorado’s Austin Young is about to take off. At 17, he delivers deep passion, exciting showmanship, and electrifying musicianship. His inspirations range from Blues giants to guitar masters. As he devastates audiences near home and at concerts and festivals, he is a hard act to follow even for today’s established stars.
Austin is an astounding guitarist, naturally emotive singer, and prolific songwriter. His songs deliver Blues feeling in both traditional and original styles. BLUE AS CAN BE showcases variety from Austin and his NO difference bandmates, from the hard-rocking “Thunderhead” and “Signal” to the lyrical “Springtime Snow,” the jazzy “That’s It,” the highly-danceable “Who’s Coming Out” and more. This is a landmark worldwide debut from a young artist with a huge future.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS so far…
2013 – Recipient of the 2012 Colorado Blues Society Member’s Choice Awards in FIVE categories: Best Guitar, Best Slide Guitar, Best Blues Band, Best Young Artist, Best Live Moment
2012 – Invited Performer to The King Biscuit Festival, Helena, AR
2012 – Intern Instructor aiding Bob Margolin for Pinetop Perkins Master Guitar Workshop, Clarksdale, MS
2011 – State of Colorado Scholarship Recipient for the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Guitar Workshop, Clarksdale, MS
“I enjoy the ‘crossroads’ moment of Austin Young as his live and recorded efforts reveal an exciting prodigy claiming his destiny. I see no limit to his talent as a guitarist, singer, entertainer, bandleader, and magnetic new force of nature. The buzz has already begun in his home of Colorado and from his performances in Helena and Memphis. Austin proves himself every day. Am I hyping him or actually too restrained? Austin Young will deliver an obvious answer.”
– Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin