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Band/Artist Name: Young Summer
Recommended if you like: People have said the following; Beach House, Grace Slick, if Lana Del Rey and Adele had a baby
Story behind your band/artist name: It's conceptual, and encapsulates the feeling that one has that all things are possible at the beginning of summer. 'Young Summer' being that moment where you feel a sense of freedom and possibility that is joyful and peaceful all at the same time.
Band Members: Bobbie Allen
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Currently living in Arlington
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:
1.) I've met Obama and had a wonderful conversation with him.
2.) I've been going to 9:30 Club since I can remember, it is such an important DC institution, I feel as though I grew up there. When I played my first show at U st Music Hall, 9:30 club booked it, and in my green room were the famous 9:30 cupcakes. I've had so many artist friends play shows at 9:30 or be booked by 9:30 at Lincoln theater or U hall and I'd always go backstage to visit with them and they'd always offer me a cupcake and I always refused, I didn't want to eat one until I'd earned it myself. It was a magical moment to see the cupcakes in my green room that night. Nothing's ever tasted as sweet as the 9:30 cupcake I earned. :)
3.) I only just visited the Lincoln Memorial for the first time last year! I don't know what took me so long but it was incredible, especially seeing where Martin Luther King Jr. stood. I shared this emotional experience with swarms of middle schoolers on their class trips armed with selfie sticks. It was great.
Official Website URL: http://www.youngsummermusic.com/
Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/Youngsummermusic
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2SlMPjZm02pC12ODpApdhB
Main Genre: Indie
Other Genres: Alternative