"Listeners may come to know him as a leading musical stylist during this time of unprecedented cultural heterogeneity." -Dave Caddell
The Holden Young Trio (HY3) is a fresh and funky power-trio out of Colorado. With influences from Fela Kuti, James Brown, Wayne Krantz, Bob Marley and the Red Hot Chili Peppers the HY3 sound "captivates listeners and propels dancers". Since their inception in 2006, HY3 has already made a name for themselves all over Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Arizona and New Mexico. With their first tour to Chicago and New York this Summer they are expanding their fanbase while also releasing a new album "Steps To The Top" this October '07.
Growing up in Maine, Holden fished with his father and learned music through his mother's collection of 60's records and cassettes. Holden went on to master his skills in Boston at Berklee College of Music and also in Nashville's glitter and glam; where he recorded his first album in 2005, Not Much & Everything. Now residing in Colorado with 15 years of guitar study and 8 years studying piano and world rhythms, Holden is receiving great enthusiasm from the mountain area and is consistently expanding his touring circuit.
Holden's trio includes New Orleans original Billy Franklin on bass and New York native Eric Rolls on drums. After playing for the past year they are recording Holden's anticipated second album and developing their funky live show even more. Check out their new album coming October 2007.