Youngtree/The Blooms: press kit
" A solid country-rock band fronted by an insane preacher-man poet"
Craig Mills, Eastern Passage
"Beautiful, vividly written songs"
Vish Khanna, Exclaim!
CBC East Coast Music Hour
"Truly leaves a lasting impression"
The East Magazine
Youngtree & The Blooms are known as a fun, tight, hard-working band who liven up rooms as reliably as they rouse those pin-drop moments in otherwise noisy crowds. They’ve drawn comparisons to “late 60’s Dylan and Gram Parsons” (Exclaim!) but labels fit them loosely, with broad influences ranging from Patsy Cline to Megadeth to Bach. Their debut album Musical Chairs – a folk-rock journey exploring mortality (produced by Chris Kirby) – saw songwriter and frontman Peter Willie Youngtree named “Ron Hynes SOCAN Songwriter of the Year” for 2019, while the band was awarded Alternative Artist of the Year (MusicNL 2019), and the track “Ten Million Ways to Decay” was named one of the Top 25 East Coast songs of 2018 by The East magazine.
In March 2020, the group bought a van and were planning a 20-date Canadian tour before the country shut down, prompting Youngtree to start the successful online songwriters series ‘Youngtree Plus Three’ in partnership with The East magazine, as well as co-create the spin-off duo Youngtree & Carole Bee. The band is now back in full form and preparing their energetic sophomore release for Spring 2022 (Youngtree’s third album of original music), with a Canadian tour to support it.