Wine Teeth is the brainchild of Justin Theodore Young, a singer-songwriter from the South who combines roots, rockabilly and honkytonk rhythms with an indie folk storytelling sensibility. His unique vocal style and literate lyrics have built him a following in cities throughout the U.S., from Central Florida to Portland, Oregon. Justin has fronted many popular touring indie bands whilst playing his own original music as a solo artist. From the experimental post hardcore band Wickersham to the alt-country tunes of The Cheated Hearts, and the rockabilly band T-Bucket Terrors, his songs have always built a loyal following amongst friends and fans alike.
Together with Brooklyn-based violinist Andrew Williams, flautist/banjo player Maggie Ciardi-Russell, and percussionist Mike Ciardi, Wine Teeth combine old-timey country, folk, rockabilly, and indie rock that is almost like Buddy Holly meets Elliott Smith, with a twist of The Band.
Justin Theodore Young - Lead Vocals/12-string Guitar
Andrew Williams - Violin
Joe Schermann - Keyboard/vocal
True/False: On stage, on screen
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Justin Theodore Young, a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who performs under the name Wine Teeth, wil...Justin Theodore Young, a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn who performs under the name Wine Teeth, will be playing at True/False for the second time.
“It was an amazing experience, and I knew that I wanted to play the festival again,” he says. “I love the way the entire area becomes about film and music.”
Wine Teeth will be playing five different time slots, including three at Ragtag, one at Flat Branch Park and another at the Globe Theater. He describes himself as “an indie-folk singer from the south with strong influences in roots, rockabilly, old country and Appalachian music.”
Young loves the way True/False has combined film and music.
“Music becomes a character in some films," he says. "It often sets the mood and tone, builds excitement, evokes emotion. I think what True/False is doing with the marriage of the two mediums of art is brilliant.”
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Sharon Reiss, center left, and Stacy Safron, center right, both of St. Louis, listen as Justin Young...Sharon Reiss, center left, and Stacy Safron, center right, both of St. Louis, listen as Justin Young of Wine Teeth finishes a song during the True/False Filmmaker Fete.
Must-hear musicians set the mood for True/False
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Justin Theodore Young, an acoustic-indie folk performer from Portland, Ore., joins True/False for th...Justin Theodore Young, an acoustic-indie folk performer from Portland, Ore., joins True/False for the first time this year. Describing the band as Buddy Holly-esque, Sherman says he has a boisterous stage presence.
Lick of Salt
Your Cheatin' Heart
Good to Go
Ballad of Otis and Jolene
I'm on Fire
Whole World's Going Down
Dog From Hell
Wheel Keeps Turning
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