Curt Young is a Blues Rock artist, singer/ songwriter and musician. He belongs to the Saulteaux-Cree First Nation from Saskatchewan; Curt has been playing guitar for over twenty years and also plays bass, drums, cedar flute, piano, and harmonica.
In 2005 he started writing his personal stories and was published in SAY Magazine, New Tribe and AYN. From the support and encouragement he received, his love of playing & his writing, evolved into songwriting. Curt's passion for communicating with an audience and being in front of a crowd showed his natural gift of entertainment. He is a 2010 nominee for Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards for Best Blues and a 2010 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards Nominee for Best blues album for his first cd, "Edge of Shadow". 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards Nominee for his Album "Northern Equinox" , for Best Instrumental CD.
Curt has been highlighted in SAY magazine, New Tribe, 102.7 Co-op Radio, Aboriginal Voices Radio, and CBC Radio. Curt’s now performed in over 1000 shows around the globe; including the: CP Spirit Train Olympic Tour which stopped in every major city across Canada; University Olympics in Harbin, China, Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, & at the World Indigenous People Conference on Education in Cuzco, Peru. Curt has had the opportunity to open up for many talented artists such as Colin James, Oscar Lopez, Tom Jackson, Derek Miller, Jesse Ferrell and many others.
Curt is the co-founder of the group Young Medicine who are First Nations Artists that perform & promote Contemporary and Traditional Forms of Music, Dance and Art while sending a positive message of, “Be your own Person, and Follow your own Dreams”. The artists are Curt Young and Jamie Medicine Crane; 75% of the work they do are with youth. Young Medicine are 2011 World Championship of Performing Arts: Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists. They have had the opportunity to travel to many places and many stages in many parts of the world such as: Canada, United States,(Hawaii, Memphis, New York,NY., Los Angeles,CA., Peru, Africa and China, Bangkok, Thailand).
They are First Nations Performers and use traditional/ contemporary style of music and dance to share their life experiences, and culture, while talking about topics such as bullying, women’s rights, Empowerment, equality, youth leadership, Role Modeling, Believing in You and self-esteem. The performance can be anywhere from 1 minute to an hour and it consists of many musical genres. In the production Curt sings, plays guitar, cedar flute and hand drum. Jamie uses contemporary and Traditional styles of fancy dancing, she also sings, plays flute, hand drum and rattle. The entertainment opens with an honor song and prayer using the hand drum, flute and expressive dance. Apart of Young Medicines mission is to promote up and coming artists that are in the arts; (Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Modelling, Fashion/Makeup/hair designers) in events such as Rock’N the Nations. Curt and Jamie hope to bring “Young Medicine” to the people of all cultures and of all ages to encourage positive progress with all Nations!
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