Wayne Young

Wayne Young


Wayne Young and the Youngsters are like a very, very good bourbon: strong, rough, and sharp to the taste intially, then effortlessly moving to a silky, smoky aftertaste that leaves you craving more. Blues Rock & R&B at it's finest.


Louisville Guitar artist Wayne Young knows what rock and soul is all about.

He has wowed fans throughout the country since the 60's with his gritty vocals and high energy stage shows. With his band, the Youngsters, behind him, he gets everyone on their feet with familiar rock hits and soulful R&B classics.

While his guitar playing rivals the finest, his tribute to Eric Clapton has become a fan favorite.

Young started his music career in the late 1950s with the Carnations, and
in the 1960s joined Soul, Inc. for two tours with the "Dick Clark Caravan of Stars" and nights opening for Bo Diddley, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and The Byrds. In the 1970s and 1980s, Young began to hone his blues licks with The Heavyweights and later toured extensively with his own group, Midnight Special. In the Nineties, he created and performed the popular Slow Hand, and Eric Clapton tribute show, and reunited with his Soul, Inc. band mates to put out a CD under the name The Shufflin' Granddads.

In 2001, under the ear X-tacy label, Wayne released "Charcoal Soul", a powerhouse of soul, R&B, and rock sounds from regional writers. Wayne's shows feature many of the selections from this latest CD, including a re-make of the 60's hit, familiar to Louisville fans, "I Belong to Nobody", a signature of Wayne's from his early days.

Wayne is supported by the Youngsters, a versatile and accomplished group of pros, with years of seasoned performance. Together they create the foundation for the show and Wayne's gifted guitar styles.

The Younsters offer a variety of show sets featuring the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bob Seger, Motown and Detroit R&B. Wayne's tribute to Eric Clapton highlights the best of Clapton music through the decades from the ballads to commanding and ripping guitar leads.

Friends and fans can keep in touch with Wayne and the Youngsters through their web site located at http://www.wayneyoungonline.com. Selected songs, band member bios, and performance updates, as well as fun links to other musical interest destinations can be found on the site.


Charcoal - 12 Track CD - 2001
Young Again - 4 Track CD - 2002

Set List

>> Dance & Party Show <<
Stevie Ray Vaughn -
House is Rocking - Crossfire - Pride & Joy
Bob Seger -
Turn the Page - Traveling Man -
Old Time Rock & Roll
Eric Clapton -
Wonderful Tonight - After Midnight -
Before You Accuse Me - Rock and Roll Heart -
Worried Life Blues - Little Wing
Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
Van Morrison -
Domino - Wild Night - Brown Eyed Girl
Tina Turner - I Can’t Stand the Rain
Booker T and the MG’s
Green Onions
Credence Clearwater Revival -
Proud Mary
The Beatles -
Get Back - USSR
Allman Brothers - One Way Out
Lynyrd Skynyrd -What’s Your Name
Joe Cocker -
You Are So Beautiful - The Letter
Delbert McClinton - Shakey Ground
BB King - Thrill is Gone
Freddie King - Tore Down
The Falcons - I Found the Love
Sam & Dave - Hold on I’m Coming
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally