Hailing from southeastern Pennsylvania, The Youngers were founded in 1999 by Todd Notobartolo (vocals, guitar, lap steel, and mandolin) and Randy Krater (vocals, electric and upright bass). Joining them are bandmates Matt Thren (guitar) and Bruce Kissinger (drums).
The Youngers are no strangers to big festival stages, having performed at Delfest in Cumberland, MD and Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, the nation’s largest non-gated free live music festival. They have also shared stages with legends like the late Levon Helm at his famed “Midnight Ramble” and opened for Marty Stuart, Lee Rocker, David Allen Coe, and Wayne Hancock.
Their music has been featured on NPR, Sirius Radio, and Cowboy Jack Clement’s Radio Showand the band has garnered glowing reviews by Vintage Guitar Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer.