christine young

christine young

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockCountry

Once described as "Unbridled Country Rock", Christine's songs touch on universal themes and some topics not so commonly discussed. But rest assured, be it a barn burner or a good old fashioned love song, Christine Young knows how to deliver crowd pleasing music.

Biography

From Jubitz Ponderosa Lounge to the Red Eyed Fly, Christine Young bridges the many faces of Americana music.

Christine established her first band in 2002 in Portland OR.  She spent the next two years playing regularly in Oregon's favorite Americana and Country bars. In 2004 Christine left Portland and moved to Austin Texas to further develop her county rock style.

Young delivers what the Oregonian newspaper once described as "Unbridled Country Rock". With her signature red cowboy boots, Christine's musical style intimates what Nashville producer Mark Oliverius describes as a combination of Chrissie Hynde and Dwight Yoakam.

With three CD's already in her back pocket, Christine's musical vision is faithfully portrayed. The playful and fiery flavor of  "If I Go To Heaven" showcases Christine's strong honky tonk edge, "Nobody But Yourself " maintains a powerful country rock flavor, and "Under That Moon " demonstrates Christine's ability to perform in a traditional country style. It is this variety and combination of different influences that create Christine's "Nashville country style" as described by Sound Engineer Robbie T of Rock Creek Sound.

No matter what the night brings, Young doesn't miss a beat as she belts out hour upon hour of what she describes as "Full Throttle Honky Tonk." Her voice knows no limits and together with her band, can sustain hours of high-powered performance, keeping the audience out on the dance floor and leaving them begging for more! Her song writing touches on universal themes and some topics not so commonly discussed. Never the less, she tells it like it is and isn't afraid to sing out.

Be it traditional or alternative, Christine Young delivers music wrapped up tight in a wickedly fun package. Don't miss the unveiling at each night's show. It's good for the soul and your own hidden agenda.

Lyrics

Under That Moon (2004)

Written By: Christine Young

Under that tree, under that lamp post, under that moon -
I fell in love with you -
Under that tree, under that lamp post, under that moon.

It can always be as perfect
As that starry Monday night,
When you met me in the park and kissed me in that light.

Under that tree, under that lamp post, under that moon -
I fell in love with you -
Under that tree, under that lamp post, under that moon.

And now it’s nearly June,
Toward the end of which I’ll move.
Please come with me can’t you see that I adore you.

For months we’ve been together growing closer every day.
So don’t think our days are numbered, just because I’m moving away.
Who knows what the future will bring.

For when you stopped to kiss me
On that starry Monday night,
I knew it was just the beginning of the rest of my life.

Under that tree, under that lamp post, under that moon -
I fell in love with you -
Under that tree, under that lamp post, under that moon.

If I Go To Heaven (2005)

Written By: Christine Young

You’ll go to heaven! the preacher man said.
You’re good and deserving eternal life ahead.
But I frown to myself and then smile instead...
This good girl’s going to heaven without losing her sweet head.

If I go to heaven can I still go down?
Or am I resigned to staying uptown?
If that is true I don’t want to partake,
And there’s no place for me in that case.

My credit’s perfect and I don’t swear and such,
I take care of my friends and I don’t ask for much....
But this one small request that I can’t take back,
In the life hereafter can I still roll around in the sack?

If I go to heaven can I still go down?
Or am I resigned to staying uptown?
If that is true I don’t want to partake,
And there’s no place for me in that case.

Butt up in the air,
Her hair fallin’ down,
Murmuring sweet sounds,
While she’s moving all about.

I hope they let me into heaven like the preacher man said
Cause I don’t plan to stop losin’ my head.
This good girl’s ready for the promised land
So if I can’t go down I’ll go to hell, that’s right I’ll go to hell instead!

If I go to heaven can I still go down
Or am I resigned to staying uptown
If that is true I don’t want to partake
And there’s no place for me in that case.

Nobody But Yourself (1999)

Written By: Christine Young

As I reread this poem for the millionth time,
It’s meaning engulfs me as if it were mine.
Did you write this for me Mr. Cummings? Or are we too alike...
Fighting the hardest battle there is to fight.

To be nobody but yourself, the poem starts out,
In a world which is doing its best to make you everybody else.
Precisely my life and what a battle it is, to maintain my confidence and not give in.

Big jobs, giant toys and newborn babes.
Engagements, promotions, trying to get to some place.
Every day is a fight to stay strong on my path,
Forging straight ahead and never turning back.

To be nobody but yourself, the poem starts out,
In a world which is doing its best to make you everybody else.
Precisely my life and what a battle it is, to maintain my confidence and not give in.

I must keep to my own style and go my own way.
This quote reels me in when I start to stray.
It can be so tempting to simplify life,
There’s a template already out there, no need to fight.

To be nobody but yourself, the poem starts out,
In a world which is doing its best to make you everybody else.
Precisely my life and what a battle it is, to maintain my confidence and not give in.

Discography

1. The First Time - LP 2003
2. Mischief - EP 2004
3. Under That Moon, If I Go To Heaven, Nobody But Yourself - Demo CD 2005

Set List

Varies per show