Young James' unique blend and blurring of stylistic lines makes Hard Way Road such a solid release, one which could grow to become a milestone for the roots rock scene of the prairies - Gerrod Harris
Young James is an indie rock band from Saskatoon, Canada. Young James began in 2006 as an outlet for songwriters T.C. Young and Davy James. Their songs incorporate elements of rock, folk, alt-country and indie sounds. The group pulls inspiration from acts such as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Tom Petty, Sweethearts of the Rodeo-era Byrds, and often draws comparisons with Cuff the Duke, Elliott Brood, The Jayhawks and Canadian songwriting masters Blue Rodeo.
T.C. Young and Davy James had been fans of each others work as their paths had crossed many times in Saskatoon's indie music scene in the 1990s. By the turn of the century, both writers were spread out across Canada pursuing various musical endeavours. By 2006, both artists had relocated to Saskatoon and continued to hone their songwriting skills. A chance encounter saw the two sharing musical ideas around a campfire and Young James was born. The group released their self-titled debut album "Young James" in 2008 with the follow-up, "Cruel Times" in 2012.
Recorded over the winter of 2016, their latest EP "Hard Way Road" is filled with prairie imagery, catchy melodies and a healthy dose of twang and grit. The Saskatoon group draws inspiration from their hometown's isolating prairie winters, and long, hot summer evenings, offering tightly packaged songs with meaningful content.
Art type: Live Music
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Genre: Indie RockFolk
Home base: Saskatoon
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