Tee Dee Young

Blues

Electric Blues Stage

Fri Jun 17 9:30P-11:00P

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 is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He has been performing and playing for audiences for 54 years. He got his start playing the guitar sitting by the railroad tracks at the early age of 13. He was exposed to the life of Blues learning the basics mentored by an elderly gentleman, 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 remind 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 would perform every chance he could get. Locations would include basements, private parties, talent shows, and entering through back club doors. By the time he was 20, he was performing in prestigious venues such as The Cotton Club, Albert King's Club, Kington Mines, and Club Zero. Later on down the road he would make special appearances at B.B. King's Club and even Issac Hayes' Club. Tee Dee would later find himself opening up and even 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. What makes Tee Dee unique is the style in which he plays the Blues. Tee Dee'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 and his love for pleasing his audience, while he's "firing down on that guitar!"

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