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Cole & Younger / Bio

Dave Younger:
My friends know I'm just plain old David Yinger from Morgan Hill, California. Want to know about my childhood? It was Mayberry RFD, plain and simple.
I always had the dream. In fact, I think I was probably no more than 7 or 8 when I tried making up a song and recording it on my Dad's reel-to-reel Wollensack Dictaphone. That little machine was never the same!
First band came together when I was in Junior High...bands all through High School and into college..through a couple marriages and 40 years of pleasure and pain from palaces to hard-core dives. Early on, the great Buddy Conn suggested a name change for my band "Free Lunch" to "The Younger Brothers". He said "Dave Younger" had more of a ring to it. Funny thing; "Free Lunch" couldn't buy a gig...same guys called "The Younger Brothers" worked steady for years. Funny business...
I'm older now, but am still writing and recording. Now I'm the "Younger" in "Cole and Younger". I could bore you to tears with the rest of my life story, but I'd rather just let these songs do all the talking.
Farnell Cole:
Hello, I'm Farnell Cole from High Springs, Florida, 1/2 of the songwriting team of "Cole & Younger, and I'm also the keeper of this website. I have been writing lyrics for 30+ years now, only showing them to close friends and family in the beginning. A while back I started sharing some of my stuff with other songwriters, and that’s where I met up with my good friend & song writing partner, Dave Yinger, aka Dave Younger of California (see his Bio above for a more detailed explanation of the name game). Dave’s a friend, a mentor, a songwriter, and a very talented singer and guitar picker who recorded many of our early demos in his home studio. Lately we have been working with Lonnie Ratliff and Vaughn Lofstead at the Smokehouse Studio in Nashville to produce our songs. Our plans are to keep writing together as a team and continue to work with our friends in Music City. Many more of our songs will be posted on this site just as soon as we think they’re fit for human consumption, so keep checking back to find out what’s been added. And please share our music and this site with all of your friends.

General Info

Band Members
Dave Younger - Songwriting/Singer, Farnell Cole - Songwriting
Artist Name
Cole & Younger
Home Page
Singer Songwriter / Traditional Country / Country

Contact Info

Nashville, TN