Nick Young & the Less Fortunate at Abilene Bar & Lounge

Nick Young & the Less Fortunate at Abilene Bar & Lounge

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Courtesy of Nick Young

Come out to Abilene Bar & Lounge for a night of indie rock with Nick Young, an alternative writer and performer with a touch of twang.

In anticipation of Ken Burn's Country Music documentary series, WXXI is proud to a media partner for this Abilene Bar & Lounge concert with Nick Young on Tuesday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m. WXXI will be at the concert with Country Music swag giveaways! Nick Young's twang infused new album "South Lima" is a stripped-down affair, heavy on acoustic and pedal steel guitars but retaining Young's signature hooks and exquisite knack for melody. The Rochester, NY based artist recorded the album in nearby Buffalo with his long time bass player and friend Tim Mroz and the record was named after the small (very small) town where Young wrote almost all of the songs that appear on the release. Young's sophomore effort comes almost 3 years after his solo debut "Truth Is" and after nearly 50,000 miles of touring in support of that album. Embracing the troubadour within, Young will once again bring his "twang-folk" (or whatever the hell you want to call it) to the masses, armed with an acoustic guitar, his songs and an authentic passion for performing.

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More about Country Music
From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, Country Music explores how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The eight-part 16-hour series, which premieres Monday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.

Produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, the series chronicles country music’s early days, from southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California’s honky-tonks and Nashville’s “Grand Ole Opry.” The film follows the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century as it eventually emerges to become “America’s music.”