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Americana band Young Yonder: ‘music for the homesick’

By Gus Samarco, Rock At Night Raleigh

I got to listen and shoot Young Yonder for the first time in 2016 when they opened the show for Jack the Radio on their last album release show and although this is not my favorite style of music (you know, I like metal), I really enjoy their shows. I had the pleasure of meeting every member of the band a few times and it’s always a good experience.

Listening to Young Yonder is definitely a southern experience. From country to rock to blues and back again through Americana. Deftly maneuvering between genres, sometimes within a song, the band reaches deep to provide songs described as “music for the homesick.” Young Yonder writes music to describe the human condition: the trials, triumphs, heartaches, and hangups.

Young Yonder’s self-titled release, their first full length album, is a summation of the band’s journey. Chronologically, it could be considered a retrospective, as the songs cover the band’s history. From the traditional murder ballad, “Dirty,” to the acerbic, foot-stomping “Get Lost,” to the frantic, Southern Gothic aesthetic of “Pentecost,” this album is Young Yonder.


Here are some pictures of the Album Release party, hosted at Kings, in Raleigh, North Carolina:

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Gus Samarco
About Gus Samarco (39 Articles)
Raleigh Correspondent Gus was Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil but have been living in Raleigh, NC since 2000. Headshot Photographer under Peter Hurley, Gus started shooting concerts in mid 2014 and felt in love with it and hasn’t stopped since. Gus is a very active fiction book reader and when he’s not working, taking pictures or sleeping, Gus loves riding his Mountain Bike and can also be found shooting (guns and cameras) USPS and 3Gun matches. His favorite bands are Metallica, Pearl Jam, Whitesnake, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Pantera, RATM, Beastie Boys and it goes from there. Gus also enjoy listening to EDM, Jazz, Classic and pretty much anything that has good music quality, not to mention his favorite Local Band, Jack the Radio
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