Lionel Young: Blues Violinist Comes Back To Aztec Theatre
Constant creation requires constant motivation and source for this motivation comes from various aspects of the artist's life. For Blues Violinist Lionel Young, it's his travels around the globe that drives him to make music.
According to Daily Times, Lionel Young is a Globetrotter. He has been performing around the world for the last 30 odd years to varied audiences and has a good understanding on people's pulses. For him playing good music is the best way to get along with people and travel compliments his philosophy. In fact in 2016 he had to postpone his CD release due to his pressing tour schedule.
Inspired by legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix and violinist Niccolo Paganini, Young switched careers from a classical musician to a Blues violinist. His new album "Healing Sound" is due to be released in February this year and will feature almost a dozen songs consisting of originals as well as cover for old songs.
Other than Young himself, two of his band members saxophone, harmonica and clarinet player Dexter Payne and drummer Jay Forrest along with veteran Blues player John Long has penned down lyrics for the songs to be featured in the album.
Earlier Young has played with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Linda Ronstadt, Count Basie and Living Color. He and his band toured USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil and China throughout the year.
According to the Durango Telegraph, the Lionel Young Band is all set to play at Sunflower theater in Cortez (Friday 7:30 pm) and at Crash Music in the Aztec Theatre (Saturday 7:30 pm).
As per the attendees of his shows, Lionel Young is an awesome craftsman and brings together many elements of blues and jazz in his music. His music has the influence of both classical music and blues. His album "On our way to Memphis" which is incidentally the only two-time winner of the International Blues Challenge.
Termed a home sick person by himself, Lionel Young is one of the biggest inspirations for travelling Blues musicians. The world being his home and his audience his family, this inspirational musician never puts a wrong tune in the ears of his loyalists.© 2018 The Classical Arts, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.