Folk & Blues Night @ CSAC, Show Review from Underground Al

Hello music maniacs! it’s your pal Al here. The scene was serene as sound waves corroded my spleen. I’m still wiping off my trench coat after my face was melted and my ears caressed on the cusp of Charlotte Street’s finest venue. Richie Young snatched the stage and brought exactly what we expected. A Hoochie Coochie Man in his own right, A Howlin’ Wolf in his own despair and a Smokin’, Tokin’ , Jokin’ titan of a little thing we call The Blues.

I had the pleasure of seeing Young down in the depths of our quaint river city about a year ago doing his thing and doing it well. Guitar case open, harp around his neck and nothing but the day to burn away. His style alone is enough to turn heads but his sound will completely spin that sucker right off your shoulders. As he tapped his toe to his rendition of Little Walter’s “My Babe”, I thought the sidewalk was going to crack and the concrete pieces were going to start dancing as sensually as the hairs on Richie’s lip.

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Richie Young’s “The Story Everyone Knows” Available Now!

Folk blues singer-songwriter Richie Young has a sound that will bring you back to the early days of blues, with country blues guitar playing and classic blues harmonica. In the past year he has opened for Maple Blues award winners Wicked Grin. As well as other bands; Tokyo Valentine, Restore the Year, Earth Bound Treo, and Steve Lewis and the Big Band of One. Richie regularly plays venues such as Wilser’s Room, Fredericton NB, and The Sour Grape, Oromocto NB.

The Story Everyone Knows is Richie’s first full length studio album, with his Attack Of The Blues EP being his only prior release. Physical copies can be purchased from Richie Young, or The Underground Alliance for $10. The digital download is available HERE for $6.

A Letter From Underground Al

We at The Underground Alliance were wandering the city of Fredericton, when we came across a strange man preaching what seemed to be nonsense to a small crowd. Some of the people were laughing, but some of them were crying. Strolling over to get a closer look, we noticed a pungency that only even the most morose of alley cats could produce. This guy was obviously out of his head. He had an old vinyl record in his grasp and was waving it around as if to hypnotize an orchestra. His jacket was slim and tattered and we assumed he had stolen the perfectly conditioned Top Hat upon his melon. A quick look was all we needed to disband this “creature” as just another vagabond dog, just looking to blow off some steam. It wasn’t until he turned his face that we saw it. He had mirror-like eyes and we could see ourselves staring back. His skin was every shade of every race and his voice was monotone and crisp.

Folk & Blues Night, at the CSAC (April 21st)

Join us on April 21st, for a rowdy night of Folk and Blues! Come on down to the Charlotte Street Arts Centre at 7pm wo see Alex Green and the Falling Leaves, Jake Cormier, Callum Jackson, Patrick Reynolds, and Richie Young & the Crossroad Devils! Five fantastic acts, only $8 at the door. We will see you there.

(Sneak Preview) Richie Young In Studio, Recording “To A Crawl”

Folk blues singer-songwriter Richie Young has a sound that will bring you back to the early days of blues, with country blues guitar playing and classic blues harmonica. In the past year he has opened for Maple Blues award winners Wicked Grin. As well as other bands; Tokyo Valentine, Restore the Year, Earth Bound Treo, and Steve Lewis and the Big Band of One. Richie regularly plays venues such as Wilser’s Room, Fredericton NB, and The Sour Grape, Oromocto NB.