"Seattle-based pop star makes her indie debut with a hauntingly beautiful album"
- John Tirckle , Music Today Post
"Emilia Cole is one of the scene's breakout stars"
- Linda Shine, Music of life magazin
BRAND-NEW FOR 2022! The Youngers are poised to release their fourth full-length album in early 2022 entitled Nashville Again, which follows Picture of You (2016), Heritage (2008) and Output (2005). A rollicking journey through the band’s stylistic influences, Nashville Again signals the band’s return to Music City.
Hailing from southeastern Pennsylvania, The Youngers were founded in 1999 by Todd Notobartolo (vocals, guitar, lap steel, and mandolin) and Randy Krater (vocals, electric and upright bass). Joining them are bandmates Matt Thren (guitar) and Bruce Kissinger (drums).
In 2016, The Youngers released Picture of You. The entirely fan-funded Picture of You project was recorded at the venerable Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN and engineered by Grammy®-award winner Chuck Turner. Thanks to their sizable network of fans, The Youngers raised over $20,000 to record Picture of You through an online KickStarter campaign.
Released in 2008, the critically-acclaimed Heritage album was recorded at the Cash Cabin in Tennessee and produced by John Carter Cash, son of country music legends Johnny Cash and June Carter. Heritage cracked the top 30 on the Americana Chart and featured an all-star lineup of guests including Laura Cash on fiddle, Ronnie McCoury (Del McCoury Band) on mandolin and the late pedal-steel legend Ralph Mooney.
The Youngers are no strangers to big festival stages, having performed at Delfest in Cumberland, MD and Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, the nation’s largest non-gated free live music festival. They have also shared stages with legends like the late Levon Helm at his famed “Midnight Ramble” and opened for Marty Stuart, Lee Rocker, David Allen Coe, Wayne Hancock, and most recently, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters.
Their music has been featured on NPR, Sirius Radio, and Cowboy Jack Clement’s Radio Show and the band has garnered glowing reviews by Vintage Guitar Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Notobartolo continues to write with plainspoken eloquence about folks facing tough times." - Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"a combination of country, rock and ringing guitars so deft you’d be hard-pressed not to
hum the verses and sing the chorus their second time around." - Hyperbolium
Their style is both unique and reminiscent of some of the greatest Rock and Roll of our time, timeless and groundbreaking.” - John Carter Cash
"The Youngers represent what real Americana music is all about - solid sing-along
anthems, solid songwriting, solid stories and a solid and believable lead vocal."
- Robyn Gatsby, Fire Drills
"The Youngers bring together hard-driving rock, alt-country, and a hint of bluegrass, along with clever, heart-felt lyrics....in other words, they represent the best in Americana today. They're great live, and they're great in the studio."
- Martin Anderson Music Director & Mid-Day Host, WNCW