American Sketch Records
4 out of 5 stars
The third release from Michael Young may be his most broadly appealing album to date. The fingerstyle guitarist conjures up a Leo Kottke, but is clearly his own artist drawing on classical, folk, rock and blues melodies.
One of the album’s most shining moments is Young’s performance (which are all instrumental) of the traditional tune “Cripple Creek.” It takes a second to get it, but it sounds familiar from the initial notes and truly highlights Young’s incredible playing ability. He’d be a great fit at Folks Fest.