The Young Novelists
What first began as a stack of songs that frontman Graydon James had amassed behind the drum kit in various bands during his university years eventually became a collection of recordings performed by the six-piece band, Graydon James & The Young Novelists. But over time, as James wife Laura Spink became integral to the creative process and the band began performing and touring as a duo, the more succinct banner of The Young Novelists was born.
Since dropping their debut EP, a small town eulogy, in 2011, theyve made impressive strides up the industry incline. Their catalog also includes a live collection and their 2012 debut LP, in the year you were born, which cemented their status as an act to watch.
From major festivals like Mariposa and CMW to iconic theatres like the Neptune in Halifax to trendsetting hotbeds like Torontos Horseshoe Tavern, The Young Novelists show is as engaging as it is endearing and has earned them slots alongside the likes of Cuff the Duke and The Strumbellas.
The band will have many more opportunities to take to the road in the coming months. Its going to be a busy year, James says, but not with the slightest hint of unease; instead, its a shred of excitement that belies his modest demeanor.
Honesty and transparency. Theyre at the very core of made us strangers, from the lyrics to the music to the way it was recorded, and thats sure to foster closer connections between The Young Novelists and their current and future followers.
The Sounding Board Coffeehouse (View)
433 Fern Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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