ASTRID YOUNG OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES TOUR AND NEW ALBUM
THE DRAKE HOTEL
Friday July 25| 7 p.m. | 1150 Queen Street West
On Friday, July 25 musician, composer, actor, author screenwriter and sommelier Astrid Young, officially launches her tour and fourth solo record One Night at Giant Rock. Beginning at 7 p.m., catch this very special psychedelic acid folk performance by Astrid and Victor DeLorenzo of the Violent Femmes, with a full band at Toronto’s Drake Hotel. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Please visit
The intimate evening, will give audiences a chance to get up close and personal with the dynamic tour de force that is Astrid Young. The show promises a full band made up of high profile contenders including Ray Farrugia (Lee Harvey Osmond/Junkhouse,) – get ready to take your ears on a musical journey!
One Night at Giant Rock has been in development since 2005. The final product is a collection of songs reflecting Young’spersonal journey to discovering the karmic meaning in all her relationships. DeLorenzo was pivotal tothe production of the album after severe hearing impairment left Young no longer able to hear subtle differences in the studio. “Astrid’s new record is quite the playground of new and fantastic musical invention that calms the soul, itches the mind and fires the imagination! This collection will help to answer the question of where music is headed in 2014 and beyond,” said DeLorenzo.
It is now available on Tangerine records, i-Tunes, MondoTunes and all your favourite music sites!
In a special command performance, Astrid kicked off her ‘psychedelic, acid, folk’ tour in southern Ontario this summer and isworking her way west. For a schedule please visit Tour Schedule
Astrid Young grew up in Toronto with her father, Scott Young and her mother, Astrid Carlson Mead who endeavored to educate her musically as early as possible. She could read music probably before she could read words. After her half-brother and fellow musician Neil Young, bought Astrid her first amp in the 1970s,she began to explore her own musical talents. Since then she has shared stages and studios with a mind-blowing roster of musical legends, wrote a bestselling book (Being Young, Insomniac Press), made a short film, and played or sang on a ton of records.