Peter Willie Youngtree
Peter Willie Youngtree has done over 50 performances in Canada during in the past year. His debut album ‘Country Hymns’ (released Sept. 24, 2015) has made Top 10 and Top 30 lists on Earshot! Campus and Community Radio charts, was long-listed for the Borealis Music Prize, and was called one of the best Newfoundland albums of the year by Overcast Magazine. Most recently, the album was nominated for MusicNL’s “Country Recording of the Year.”
In May 2016, Youngtree shared the stage with modern folk icon Jennifer Castle at the Lawnya Vawnya Festival. This performance was called “beautiful” by Vish Khanna at national arts magazine Exclaim!, describing “vividly written songs that recall classic Country-Rock figures like Gram Parsons.” Young tree also recently appeared on CTV and Global Television in Atlantic Canada and received province-wide attention for his re-write of the classic Newfoundland anthem The Government Game. Together with his band The Blooms, Peter Willie Youngtree is making waves in the local and Canadian music scene. He is currently crafting his sophomore release.