LEXINGTON, KY – Tee Dee Young, a native of Lexington Kentucky, has been performing and playing for audiences for years and 2016 has certainly started off right with Tee Dee Young winning Best Blues Artist at the Lexington Music Awards. The Tee Dee Young Band is now going back to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next week to represent the Marietta, Ohio Blues Jazz and Folk Society. Look for them on Beale Street!
Kentucky’s best kept secret, Tee Dee Young, a blues legend in his own time, has definitely got the blues and he loves “firing down on that guitar.” While playing his own unique style of the blues, his dynamic stage presence, exciting harmony and energy will put you in the mood for dancing! What makes Tee Dee Young unique is the style in which he plays the Blues. Young’s playing and singing are authentic to the genre but oblivious to current industry trends. His guitar is a weapon, wielded with total authority, assailing the listener with his sheer virtuosity. He writes and performs his own music, while still being able to maintain his originality covering music written by other artists. His love is for pleasing his audience.
The Tee Dee Young Band plays every Monday at Tee Dee´s Blues Club 201 2nd Street, Lexington Kentucky Doors 8 pm / Show 10 pm until 12 am. The band lineup includes Tee Dee Young – vocals/guitar, Bruce Smith – keyboards, Dan Jackson – saxophone, Billy Linton – bass, and Gus Johnson – drums.
Tee Dee Young will be touring Europe again Oct-Nov 2016. Contact Blue Gate Media to book Tee Dee Young during his European Tour!
Awards include 2015 Best Blues Artist Lexington Music Awards; 2011 Beale Street Blues King’s Beale Street Merchants Association Memphis, TN; 2011 Best Blues Band in State Of Kentucky Kentucky Blues Society Bowling Green; 2011 International Blues Challenge finalist The Blues Foundation Memphis, Tennessee