Tee Dee Young
Sunday, August 15 // 5:30-7 p.m.
A blues legend in his own time, Tee Dee Young has definitely got the blues and a knack for “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 to groove. A native of Lexington Kentucky, Young has been performing and playing for audiences for years, getting his start playing the guitar by the railroad tracks and at the early age of 13. He was exposed to the life of blues learning the basics mentored by an elderly gentlemen, the late Mr. Harrison Coleman, and picked up singing from his late father, gospel singer Leonard Young. Young was also influenced by his late brother, George Young, who would constantly reminded him to never change his style in which he plays the blues.
At the age of 14, he formed his own band and throughout the rest of his teens Tee Dee Young would perform every chance he could get; in basements, private parties, talent shows and entering through back club doors. By the time he was twenty he was performing in prestigious venues such as: The Cotton Club, Albert King’s Club, Kington Mines and Club Zero. Further down the road he would make appearances at B.B. King’s Club & Isaac Hayes’ Club.
He would later find himself opening up for/performing with legendary and acclaimed Blues and R&B musicians such as: Johnny Rawls, Guitar Shorty, Big Bill Morgan, Albert King, Lil “Howling ” Wolf, Sir “Mack” Rice, Eddie Floyd, Malina Moye, Al Green, Denise Lasailes, Aretha Franklin, Cameo, Lakeside, James Brown, Alexander O’Neal, Vesta Williams, Miki Howard and many others.