As far as Maritime Blues goes, Richie Young is certainly becoming known well as a Travelling Man commuting from Maritime town to town playing his own brand of the Blues. Richie’s stripped down song writing style in not just this track but all of his, hearkens back to the days of yore when the travelling musician on his own with his guitar strapped over his back, a small suitcase in tow, traveled from town to town peddling his music for small crowds in dark and dingy Blues bars and in these days of change modern independent breweries.
The track ‘Travelling Man Blues’ is everything any Blues fan could ask for, gravely vocals with a slinky twang, the harmonica almost acts as though it’s Richie’s own back ground vocals and of course Richie’s soulful guitar strumming brings this track together as a memorable and comforting tune filled to the brim with more Blues than any fan could ask for.
– Chris Waddell 06/08/2016
Richie Young has ventured back into the recording studio to track one of his original tunes, Travelling Man Blues. As opposed to the live off the floor performance of the song he did on his album, this time his goal was to represent exactly how he plays the song today. With both feet on a kick and hi-hat, guitar on hand, harp on neck and voice primed, Richie’s changed his performing sound to fill in a full band by himself.
Richie has a full schedule this Summer, as he prepares to play Inspire, Midsummer Madness, Follyfest, Tay Creek Folk Festival, and a three month Cross-Canada tour . If you want to see The Traveling Musician TONIGHT, he plays at Sameasforever at 8PM. Check out the event page here.