Sue Young / Bio

Sue Young grew up in a big, music-loving family. Sue started on ukelele at age 8, moved to guitar at 11, and has been singing and playing ever since. Sue spent a year in Ecuador during college. She traveled around South America and fell passionately in love with Latin American music and culture. She worked as a solo and in a duo in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. She also sang with a trio that did folk music of North and South America, and with Govinda, a jazz-rock fusion band, where her vocal style was once compared to "Appalachian scat".

Sue moved to Austin, Texas in 1985 to be part of the live music scene. She wound up teaching music and Spanish to children and that led to a new career as a children’s songwriter and storyteller. Sue has delighted thousands of kids at schools, libraries and festivals. Her 2007 CD Release “The Legend Of The Quetzal – Tales and Tunes Of Latin America” received a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award and she wrote
the 2009 and 2011 Texas Reading Club Theme Songs.

Sue writes and sings songs from the whimsical to the mystical. A four time Kerrville New Folk artist, she has opened for such luminaries as Lyle Lovett, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jesse Winchester and Kenny Rankin. Sue performs at coffeehouses, concerts, clubs and (mostly New Thought) churches. The Austin Chronicle called her "a hell of an angelic voice".

General Info

Artist Name
Sue Young
Profile Page
Folk / Contemporary Acoustic / Storytelling

Contact Info

Austin, TX

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