Youngtree/The Blooms: press kit
"One of the most engaging new voices within the Americana scene"
Roots Music Canada, 2022
" An artist that just gets better and better"
Send Me Your Ears, 2022
"Incredibly special from start to finish"
We Write About Music, 2022
Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Youngtree & The Blooms are a fun, tight, hard-working band who can be counted on to liven up rooms and create pin-drop moments in equal measure. They’ve drawn comparisons to “late ‘60s Dylan and Gram Parsons” (Exclaim!) but labels fit them loosely, as their musical influences range from Patsy Cline to Wilco. It’s all there on the band’s new self-titled album, Youngtree & The Blooms, a nine-song collection that establishes front man Peter Youngtree as one of the most engaging new voices within the Americana scene.
In 2021, between lockdown orders, Youngtree & The Blooms began laying down material for Youngtree & The Blooms with co-producer Mark Feener. Building on the themes present on the band’s previous album Musical Chairs, the songs on Youngtree & The Blooms explore notions of individuality, personal transformation, universal love and dark fantasy, while taking more chances musically with genre-bending instrumentation and arrangements.
Youngtree’s work has earned him the Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award, a recent guest appearance with the John Prine Band, and multiple MusicNL awards. That streak is sure to continue with Youngtree & The Blooms, an album that shows the band truly hitting their stride after years of uncertainty.