The Young Novelists

The Young Novelists

May 18, 2016 |  0 comments
Date: May 18, 2016 Time: 8:00 Price: $10 in adv/ $12 day of Type: Folk/Blues/Roots

Johnny & June meets Simon & Garfunkel – Toronto based roots band The Young Novelists have had a busy year. Fronted by husband and wife duo Graydon James and Laura Spink, they are known for their beautiful harmonies and songs culled from their small-town roots. Riding the buzz created by the release of their second full-length album, ‘made us strangers‘ in April 2015,The Young Novelest, made us strangers

they had a summer of Canadian and US festival appearances, including winning the 2015 Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition at the Connecticut Folk Festival. Graydon was the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Art Council’s Colleen Peterson Songwriting award, and the band recently returned from Edmonton where they won the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year.


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career highlights

  • Winners of the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Nominated for two 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards: New/Emerging Artist of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year
  • Winners of the 2015 Grassy Hill CT Folk Songwriting Competition
  • Winners of the 2015 Colleen Peterson Songwriting award for their song “couldn’t be any worse”
  • Toured Canada, the US and Europe (the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria)
  • Winners of the 2010 Galaxie Rising-Star Award (at the Burlington Sound of Music Festival)
  • The album ‘made us strangers’ ranked #11 on the 2015 Folk-Roots (Canada) Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) chart
  • Peaked at #2 on the Folk/Roots/Blues chart (Earshot) and #18 overall for 2015
  • Spent 17 weeks total on the Earshot charts

 

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