Young Hines and Readymade announce the April 10th release of Give Me My Change, the label debut for Nashville based and Georgia born and raised musician. Discovered by Brendan Benson by chance as painters working on his house listened to one of Young’s demos, Young is the first artist signed to Benson’s newly launched label and publishing company Readymade. This spring Young will make his SXSW debut and tour with Benson in May. The first track off his new album is “Rainy Day,” a bittersweet melody showcasing the impressive songwriting that first caught Benson’s ear.
The youngest of seven siblings, Young grew up in Griffin, Georgia.He began playing music at age 12 and hasn’t stopped since. Within a few years he was recording his first songs, and in high school began releasing his music via tape cassette, selling copies out of a local record shop called Turtles. After performing in a successful 60’s cover band in college, Young left the group to produce a record for his eldest brother Matt Jordan. Together they played as the duo Bailey Jester, touring extensively and releasing two albums together over the course of four years before deciding on a hiatus.
Without a current gig to tie him down and excited to explore a new scene, Young accepted a job in Chicago and made the move to the Windy City. Needing an outlet for the creative forces brimming inside him, Young got back to old habits of writing, recording, and self-releasing. He began recording demos in a home studio, selling hand-packaged copies at his occasional solo shows, never expecting much to come of them as they left his hands other than a satisfaction that somebody liked his music enough to pay for it. But unknown to him the universe had other plans.
Then one day out of the blue he received an email from none other than Benson containing a cover of one of Young’s own songs. Benson invited Young to travel to Nashville to meet in person, and impressed with Young’s talent, expressed his interest in helping him produce an album. The decision was easy for Young to make. Young wasn’t going to pass up a chance to seriously pursue his own songwriting and moved to Nashville where he immersed himself in the city’s live music scene, and began recording Give Me My Change with Benson at the all-analog studio Welcome to 1979.
The past year has been full of heady times for Young, reaching a highpoint while opening for The Raconteurs this past fall at The Tabernacle Atlanta with home town family and friends in attendance. 2012 should bring more adventure with his first trip to SXSW, the April 10th release of Give Me My Change, and a tour with Benson to follow in May.
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
*= w/ Brendan Benson
13 – 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
28 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge* (Additional support by The Howling Brothers)
03 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live*
05 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
10 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
12 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour*