Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
The Young Fables (TYF) are the promising Modern Traditional Country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and Gretsch endorsed guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. The team is best known for their appearance on USA’s showcase television series Real Country featuring Shania Twain.
The act hails from Maryville, TN and came out of
the gate collecting impressive accolades including the Grand Prize at the
Texaco Country Showdown which landed Laurel on the Ryman Auditorium stage at
Fast forward five years to 2017, TYF spent the year
engaging and organically expanding their grassroots following while on the road
supporting their debut release Two. They've appeared with such notable acts as
Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Chris Janson, Randy Houser, The Band
Perry and Chris Lane. Quickly becoming a breakthrough face on the country
scene, outlets like the world-renown "The Boot," "NASH Country
Daily," the UK's "Think Country" and TN Vacation all spotlighted
this emerging act. Capturing the ears and attention of two of the industry's
most revered names, Keith Urban said they "had me immediately" and
Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta praised "a flawless vocal."
The duo’s sophomore record "Old Songs" solidified Laurel and Wesley as prolific songwriters and a stand out act in Music City. Securing a win at the Nashville finals of the NASH FM nationwide NASH NEXT competition, the radio giant embraced the duo as an America's Morning Show Ty, Kelly and Chuck favorite, regularly highlighting The Young Fables' songwriting strength in the Ten Minute Tune segment. Partnering with CMT, the network exclusively premiered their first single "Completely," a song that would go on to find regular rotation on video programming like The Country Network.
This year, TYF have wrapped recording on their third full length album titled “PAGES” with the Grammy Award winning producer Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath & Caedmon's Call). The record will include eleven original works helping to establish The Young Fables' sonic home in the Country/Americana community as a modern proclaimer and preservationist of classic country's storytelling roots.