Jesse Colin Young

A pioneer of American roots music for more than half a century, Jesse Colin Young has left a unique mark on the intersecting worlds of folk, blues, jazz, country, and rock ’n’ roll. As the frontman of the Youngbloods during the turbulent ’60s, he immortalized the ideals of the Woodstock generation with “Get Together.” In the following decades, Young expanded both his audience and his artistic range, releasing solo albums that mixed socially-conscious lyrics with top-tier guitar skills and gorgeous vocals. An acclaimed songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, producer, label owner, podcast host, and longtime social/environmental activist, he has established a permanent place in America’s musical landscape, while continuing to make modern music that’s every bit as vital as his work during the countercultural era.