TEE DEE YOUNG
Guitarist / Vocals
TEE DEE YOUNG, a blues legend in his own time. He 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!
TEE DEE YOUNG is a native of Lexington, Kentucky has been performing and playing for audiences for years. He got his start playing the guitar sitting by the railroad tracks, at the early age of thirteen he was exposed to the life of blues learning the basics mentored by an elderly gentlemen, the late Mr. Harrison Coleman. He would pick up singing from his late father gospel singer Leonard Young, and he would later be 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 fourteen 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 along with comedians Adele Givins, & Bernie Mack.
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 perform his own music, while still being able to maintain his originality covering music written by other artist & his love for pleasing his audience, while he’s “FIRING DOWN ON THAT GUITAR!”
Dream the Blues / January 2011
I’ve Got To Move / January 2009
Blues, It’s In My Bones / January 2005
Kick The Habit / January 2003
Awarded: 2011 Beale Street Blues King’s
By: Beale Street Merchants Association Memphis,Tennessee
2011 Best Blues Band in State Of Kentucky
By: Kentucky Blues Society Bowling Green, Kentucky
2011 International Blues Challenge Competitor
By: The Blues Foundation Memphis, Tennessee
…Not being able to keep his musical talents contained to an album, Sir “Mack” Rice is out on the 2000 Mustang Sally tour, The well known based The Tee Dee Young Band is backing him up onstage, and Rice had nothing but compliments for them. “Great Band. Great. We get along very good in music together, and spiritually.”
(Sir Mack Rice)
NEWS 4U The Ultimate Entertainment Magazine
…SHHH!!! Kentucky’s Best Kept Secret! They rock the house and play the Blues!
(Music News For Central and Eastern Kentucky)
Me Music Entertainment
…Tee Dee Young will warm you with his bluesy sound followed by show stopper Miki Howard.
…Lexington BLUES MAN Tee Dee Young brought the house down.
…The Tee Dee Young Band delivered lights out blues.
Lexington Herald Leader
…It is with great pleasure that we introduce to some & present to many; Lexington’s own The Tee Dee Young Band, will cap off the evening with a live musical performance of Jazz, Blues, and R&B that you don’t want to miss!
(African American Ball)
African American Forum INC.
…Local favorite The Tee Dee Young Band, perform on the cheapside stage at the Pavilion. A MAJOR SUCCESS
The Key Journal
2011 Beale Street Blues Kings!
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