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Portrait of Astrid Young

Astrid Young

About Astrid Young

Hamilton, Canada

Playing music since the age of five, Astrid Young has explored a multitude of instruments in a range of styles, from classical to heavy rock, with a healthy dose of blues and country in between: her discography dates back to 1984 and boasts over thirty releases, from bands that she has played in to artists for whom she has sang backup or played with as a side-person.

Some notable co-writes include Bernie Taupin & Martin Page, Lisa DalBello, Nancy Wilson (Heart) and the late West Arkeen (Guns & Roses). Other artists with whom Astrid has had the pleasure of working with both live and in the studio include Neil Young, Ann & Nancy Wilson, Graham Bonnet, Johnny Cash, Nicolette Larson, Gerry Goffin, Graveyard Train and Dramarama.

Astrid's solo acoustic shows have been compared to "Alice In Chains Unplugged" and have rallied fans all over the world, from the Whiskey-A-Go-Go in Hollywood to Paradiso in Amsterdam. Astrid cites her primary influences as David Bowie, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath: an eclectic mix of styles indeed, whose parallels have never been so evident as in Astrid's unique expression. Currently, Astrid plays with former Junkhouse drummer Ray Farrugia, and guitarist Matt King of Hamilton Ontario.