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from our living room to yours

With our time at home we’ve been working on rearranging some of the furniture in our living room; not just to freshen up our space, but also to make a slightly more aesthetically pleasing spot from which to play live shows from home. Because, like many of our friends and fellow musicians, we’ve been hosting a few livestreams, hopefully to keep entertaining folks who are staying safe at home but still want to hear live music, inasmuch as we still can. Here are a few of the shows we’ve done, and a tribute to one of the great songwriters of…    read more.


marching into march

We are heading out to slightly warmer (and then much warmer) climates this coming month! We’re pretty jazzed to be touring in Florida for the first time as part of the Listening Room Festival. If you have friends in the area, please let them know where we will be! Spring seems to bring a cavalcade of new music, and we’re excited for new releases from amazing Canadian songwriters like Rose Cousins and Sarah Harmer! We are also working on new music, but what we’ve got won’t be ready until around about autumn. Keep your eyes peeled!


autumn shows & video

We’re swinging through a few towns this autumn, catching the changing of the colours as we play a bunch of duo shows and one rare full-band show near Toronto! We hope you can join us or help spread the word about our upcoming shows. We’re also excited to share a video we shot in Hamilton as part of the Unicorn Project — it’s a rare cover of “Into The Mystic” captured by the good folks at Soundstill Production. We don’t perform many cover songs, but this one is near and dear to our hearts, and we hope you enjoy it!


Calgary Folk Fest 2019

the young novelists at calgary folk festival

Calgary Folk Festival is celebrating their 40th year and we are celebrating our first appearance at the festival! We’ll be there from July 25-28 playing just about every day — some performances with a full band and some as a sweltering, harmony-beltering (not a word, I know) duo. The full line-up is rather amazing and includes folks like Sharon Van Etten, Sheila E., Belle & Sebastian, iskwē, Danny Michel, The Strumbellas, and about 40 other fantastic acts. Check out the festival’s official Spotify playlist to hear songs from the whole line-up.


Desboro, ON – April 13, 2019 – Desboro Music Hall

We’re playing the Desboro Music Hall in Desboro, Ontario with openers The Crew. DETAILS:Saturday April 13, 2019Tickets $25, Seasons Pass $140 ($20 per show for 7 shows)Doors 7pm/Concert 7:30pm, all agesBuy Tickets | Buy Season Pass VENUE:Desboro Music Hall (map)136215 Grey Road 40Desboro, ON FACEBOOK EVENT


happy holidays

Old Man Winter! Some people love the winter, and some people are normal. Uh, more seriously, I’m very happy that some folks enjoy the season even if it’s not my cup of tea (although it’s a time of year when I drink many cups of tea!). I hope that wherever you fall on the spectrum of winter enjoyment that you are finding your own space to do what feels good for you! We’ve played our last show of the year — a wonderful shindig with Oh Susanna! — but we have some good holiday news to share anyway. As you…    read more.


the story behind: “i moved on”

North Caledon is not far from Toronto, and when we traveled there we just put in the name of the place in our phone and decided to follow it to see where it would lead us. What would Google Maps consider the important place to identify as being “North Caledon”? It turned out to be a cul de sac near the town cemetary. A rather interesting spot, to say the least. Because it’s easy to wander in a graveyard and imagine dozens of stories behind each stone and symbol and epitaph and even sometimes just the proximity of the stones…    read more.


watch “For the Record” video & download the single

Graydon James & The Young Novelists – For The Record from Wood & Wires. Video recorded at Campbell House in downtown Toronto on April 14th, 2013 by Adrian Vieni. Sound engineered by Laura Titchner & Shawn Jurek. Mixed/Mastered by Shawn Jurek (www.shawnjurekmastering.com). Downloadable single available below! (…and at The Young Novelists Store!) Stream & download, share with friends, and enjoy on your mobile device. Additional recording on audio download version done at Typewriter Studio (www.typewriterstudio.com).


 

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