Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Who hasn't heard the beautiful Youngblood's rendition of Get Together penned by Dino Valenti? It has been featured in endless films, TV and on heavy radio rotation since it first was recorded in 1967.
But it is the signature bass introduction and the purity of Jesse Colin Young's voice that brought life to the those words " come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now." From the Summer of Love in San Francisco in 1967 to this day Jesse Colin Young has influenced and shaped the character of American music for over 50 years. Discovered in 1961, Jesse Colin Young had a serious solo career, showcasing his vocals and guitar work, with 2 records, Soul of a City Boy ( Capitol) and Youngblood ( Mercury), before he formed his folk rock band The Youngbloods in 1965. The Youngbloods made 5 records on RCA (Sony BMG ) and 5 records on Warner Brothers before Jesse went on to make 16 more records (Warner Brothers, Electra, Polygram ) in his expansive solo career. Jesse has always responded to the world around him with a clear voice and focus that touches on our humanity. His style is now considered Americana, but in fact it's his unique fusion of folk, rock, jazz and blues with an emphasis on his extraordinary voice that makes his signature sound.