Kenny Young and his band hail from the southern shore area of New Jersey. After one listen to this band, you’d swear these boys lived somewhere below the Mason-Dixon Line. Kenny Young was raised around music. Kenny taught himself to play guitar at the age of eight and in 5th grade he joined the choir at school where he sang Alto. Teaching himself to play the drums, at age 12, he formed his 1st band with some close friends.
When Kenny turned 21 he formed the band Tribulation along with his brother, father and two close friends. Kenny was the lead guitar player for a few years before taking over as lead vocalist and playing rhythm guitar.In the mid 90’s, Kenny Young decided to put his music on the back burner of life to raise his family. For almost 10 years Kenny only played at home for his wife and his children. In 2005, after deciding to go back into the recording studio to record some original acoustic songs he’d been working on over the last decade, he caught the ear of Thomas Smead, the owner of Tommy Naples Music and Record Label.Fast forward to 2010! Kenny Young brings together a group of musicians to help him record his debut album, “Simple Things”. Kenny’s life has traveled many roads over the years and he paved them into a collection of songs that range from beautiful ballads like “Lay A Rose” to balls-to-the-wall rockers like “Krazy“.Throughout 2011, The Kenny Young Band began to pack venues throughout the southern shore towns in New Jersey. While building a solid fan base playing sold-out shows and benefits Kenny Young’s new album, “Simple Things” was receiving positive reviews from music critics, radio programmers and DJ’s around the world.South Jersey based roots-rocker, Kenny Young celebrates life's ‘SIMPLE THINGS’ with the release of his full length indie album that marks the culmination of a lifelong dreams.
The release of Kenny Young’s debut four song EP was a full circle fulfillment of the veteran New Jersey based singer/songwriter’s lifelong dream—but it only told part of his dynamic musical life story. He now reveals the bigger picture over the course of 13 tracks (plus a remix of the title cut) on Simple Things, his full length debut on the independent label Tommy Naples Music, a project he says is about “good things, bad things, friends, family, just about everything about me.” The multi-talented Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC and Allman Brothers influenced performer brings a mix of high energy and heartfelt emotion to the album, which includes remixes of the songs that appeared on the EP—“Carousel,” “Krazy,” “”Waiting” and “We’ll Find Love Again.” The title of the jamming “Krazy” captures the whimsical spirit of Young and his music.Amidst the explosive Southern tinged rockers is the lilting title track..."Simple Things". The thought-provoking lyrics in this song reflect the overall theme of the album. Partially in response to the crazy economy of the past few years, it’s a beautiful reminder of the things we shouldn’t take for granted, about the “simple things” of day to day .
New Jersey based singer, songwriter and southern style rocker Kenny Young has been around, seen a thing or two and captures his life experiences honestly and openly in his music. As with many musicians, life got in the way of creating music for a time. For Kenny it was a ten year hiatus. It took until 2009 for Kenny to release his debut 4 song EP, a recording which gave us a glimpse into the heart and mind of the man.The creative juices haven’t stopped flowing and The Kenny Young Band released ‘Been Down That Road’ a 7 track EP. The band has also been gigging heavily, playing some impressive support slots They have opened for The Georgia Satellites , The Outlaws , Lonestar ,Blackberry Smoke, Tommy Castro, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Jimmy Van Zant and Micheal Allman and building upon an ever increasing fan-base. If you’re into Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers and all manner of Southern style rock, you might want to check out the Kenny Young Band.
Kenny Young is lead vocalist and plays guitar.-, Ed Shulde on keyboards, Kenny Young IV(K-4) (Young & Wise/ Outlet) drums