Country pop duo American Young have grown up with the musical and cultural heritage they draw from as Kristy Osmunson’s background was in fiddle playing, clog dancing and hit songwriting, while Jon Stone was a bull rider then singer and producer in Nashville before they got together.
The couple are no strangers to the UK, having previously played memorable – and often hilarious – sets at Long Road festival and a Nashville Meets London Presents Pizza Express Live session.The good folks at Nashville Meets London realised they were on to a good thing and nabbed them for another headline London show before they head north for a Buckle and Boots Presents headliner in Manchester on August 30 and a festival set at Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland On September 1. It’s the 25th year of that music festival so they’ll surely be ready for a big party!
The London gig on August 29 that kicks off American Young’s mini tour will be extra special for two reasons. Firstly, it’s at the renowned Bush Hall theatre with gorgeous acoustics to showcase their duets.
Secondly, support comes from local (via Liverpool) talent Laura Oakes, who has the voice of an angel.
Oakes will also be making an appearance at Millport Festival a few days after the London show. She’ll certainly add to the party atmosphere if she breaks out her countryfied cover of Groove Is In The Heart which went down so well at Long Road Festival last year.
Support at Soup Kitchen in Manchester comes from Gary Quinn.
Tickets for the London, Manchester and Millport Festival shows are available now – scroll down American Young’s tour page to get yours. It’s certainly worth getting Bush Hall tickets online in advance to save a few pounds on the door price.
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