Aaron Youngberg--Banjo, Pedal Steel
Erin Youngberg--Stand Up Bass
Excerpt from Jan Peterson's Review of "FY5" in "Pow'r Pickin'" Newsletter of the Colorado Bluegrass Music Society, April, 2011
". . . Not only is it technically perfect, but the musicianship --and I mean ALL the musicianship-- is intricately and beautifully crafted to deliver an emotional wallop! From eloquent individual singing to emotive multi-part vocal harmonies and seamless transitions leading effortlessly from one to another; from individual instrumental acuity to superbly-blended instrumental “voices” and multi-part musical mastery; from compositional nuances that succinctly convey an unbelievable range of emotional content to the production values that present all of that in a sonically-beautiful, highly-listenable way: the delivery of this CD is knock-your-socks-off impressive!
Songwriter Mike Finders has outdone himself here! The nine Finders original songs (out of 12) on this CD are not just “songs:” they are compelling short stories that engage you and unconsciously draw you in. And the entire band has contributed gifted musical arrangements that are akin to orchestral compositions with multiple movements and phrasings, coordinated with the emotional content of the song words so that the total is serendipitously more than the sum of its parts."