Roger Dean Young & the Tin Cup
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Roger Dean Young & the Tin Cup

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE
Band Americana Folk


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"4 Stars"

There’s a dusty quality that draws you closer to the speakers and into a strange intimacy with Young’s mysterious, muttered vocals. An intriguing, addictive album…
-MOJO Magazine


"4 Stars"

A triumph of understatement, Casa falls somewhere between the quiet country throb of Jim White and the desert rumble of Howe Gelb. All warm mutterings, muted trumpets and lazy harmonica…. Wee-small-hours-music for wide open spaces.
-Uncut Magazine

- Uncut


Roger Dean Young and the Tin Cup have made a gorgeously textured record of atmospheric country rock that's sure to please fans of Giant Sand, Will Oldham, or the Band.

- Leader Post


Early Bird Songs - Copperspine 2002
Pilgrim - Copperspine 2004
Casa - Copperspine (CAN), Loose (UK) 2006
Threshold - Copperspine 2008
Down Easy - Copperspine (Autumn - 2010)



A farm boy to the city, the university and out seven years later with a hankering for Chinese poetry and Bob Dylan, Roger Dean Young has been been acclaimed by MOJO, Uncut, Exclaim and Americana critics from Belgium to Bentley yet remains well below the radar of Canadian roots taste-makers. Tours with Corb Lund and the Be Good Tanyas in the UK raised the profile of Young and his band the Tin Cup in the common market.
Their last release, Threshold neared breakout with several number one chartings on college radio and a select as 'cd of the week' at venerable radio institution CKUA yet never quite reached... threshold. Will upcoming release, Down Easy, push Young & cup from the cafes and clubs to the festivals and front page features?
Based out of Vancouver, Young and band have toured western Canada a number of times, the UK twice and performed at SXSW, the SWAP Festival in Manchester and at a WCMA Showcase. Stages have been shared with assorted singers from Old Man Luedeke to Jolie Holland, Joseph Arthur to Jon Rae Fletcher.
A recent hiatus from the road proved fruitful with a daughter born to Young and his wife and a litter of songs conceived and delivered to the band. The new album, Down Easy is the most accessible Tin Cup album yet as their meandering cinematic sound has been swapped for a classic 3 minute song form. The songs explore life at the cusp and celebrate the beauty of the will and the small phenomena that propels.