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. Wayne Young currently performs regularly throughout the region with Wayne Young and The Louisville Legends.
Wayne Young & the Louisville Legends will be preforming at the Jeffersonville River Stage Friday July 16th, at 8 to 10:30pm
Spring & River Road in Jeffersonville, IN.
Wayne recently discovered a project he worked on as engineer/guitarist (and some vocals) back in 1970 called “For Now.” It was a two album set of gospel songs “modernized” for younger audiences. Besides Wayne, Dennie Lile provided some of the lead vocals, Marvin Maxwell on drums, Ray Barrickman bass & vocals, and Ronnie Bedenbaugh, keyboards. Here are Wayne’s 5 picks taken from those two albums:
- All My Trials
- You’d Better Go
- With Joy
- Come Away
- Come My Brothers