Kenny was born in Bellevue, WA, but was raised in Midland and Sanford, MI. He began singing in choirs at a very young age up through high school. During this time, Kenny was the lead singer in a garage band group called "Rook" which focused on alternative rock. It wasn't until going to college at Central Michigan University where he picked up the guitar as a freshman. He began winning talent shows and playing in local coffee shops and bars throughout the next few years, and at the age of 22 was when he released his first album "All Sides of the Spectrum". Not long after the release, Kenny moved to Denver, CO. His solo career really took a leap forward where made his mark by opening up for Common at CSU and Brad Corrigan from Dispatch at DU. He also released and EP in 2007 called "No Time to Waste" as well as three live albums. He has also been the front man for projects like "Left Hand Cheater", "MyFiend Tom", and "Pearls for Breakfast" while maintaining his solo career. Currently you can see Kenny Lee Young playing at many venues, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, festivals, benefits, and weddings in Colorado.
I draw my inspiration from my past and travels. Other musical artists that I admire and draw from tend to have a strong bluesy vocal presence.
Making first connections and being able to share art, in any facet, I feel is the best thing about RAW.
In the large scope of things, love tends to be the driving force in my experience. Heavy conversations with people get me going, along with learning anything new. Moving forward and progressing are fairly vague goals I try to embrace everyday and hope to for the rest of my days.