“Young James' unique blend and blurring of stylistic lines makes Hard Way Road such a solid release, one which could grow to become a milestone for the roots rock scene of the prairies. ”
Young James is an indie rock band from Saskatoon, Canada. Young James began as an outlet for songwriters T.C. Young and Davy James. Their songs incorporate elements of rock, folk, alt-country and indie sounds. The group pulls inspiration from acts such as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Tom Petty, Sweethearts of the Rodeo-era Byrds, and often draws comparisons with Cuff the Duke, Elliott Brood, The Jayhawks and Canadian songwriting masters Blue Rodeo.
Their latest EP "Hard Way Road" conveys prairie imagery, catchy melodies and a healthy dose of twang and grit. Their sound draws inspiration from their hometown's isolating prairie winters, hot summer evenings, offering tightly packaged songs with meaningful content. The band has spent the last couple years slugging it out in their home town's local venues Amigos Cantina, Capitol Music Club and the Black Cat Tavern. They've had the honor of sharing the stage with such acts as Basia Bulat, Mariel Buckley, Two Hours Traffic, Murder BY Death, Autopilot, Northern Coast and Nick Faye and the Deputies.
The band has been honing material for a new full-length album and is set to spread their tentacles outside of their home town this fall 2019.