Sounds Of Hopscotch 2013 #3: Richard Youngs

Hard as it may be to believe, it's once again time for Hopscotch. One of my favorite festival happenings, Hopscotch is a mere hop, skip, and a jump or two from the DC metro in lovely Raleigh, North Carolina. For the past few years they've been reeling in some seriously impressive lineups, and this year looks to be no different. Thanks to scheduling conflicts, I won't be heading down for this year's sonic extravaganza, but (not at all surprisingly) I've got recommendations on who to check out if you're heading to the fest.

Anyone who knows me knows my weakness for all things Scotland. Enter Richard Youngs, currently based in Glasgow. Not my typical pick from north of the Borders, Youngs relies chiefly on his voice, using his clear, lovely tones to anchor his songs against whatever noise he decides to throw at them, telling a thousand tales in each. A decidedly interesting listen, and I'd imagine a decidedly interesting live persona. 


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