The Museum of the Big Bend will present songwriter and storyteller Sue Young with her duo partner, Rusty Nelson on Sunday, June 27, 3-4 pm for a family friendly concert. Sue’s performance is funded by the Texas Commission on The Arts. Sue and Rusty perform together as Folk/Americana duo Young And Rusty. Sue Young’s pure voice and Rusty Nelson’s rough edged vocals combine in a perfect blend. Their songs and sound evoke a simpler time; a drive down a country road, a wade in a creek, a ferryboat ride across the Mississippi.
Sue Young’s voice has been called “angelic” and “powerful medicine”. Growing up in a musical family, Sue cut her teeth on Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Judy Collins. In 1985, Sue moved to Austin and turned her attention to writing songs, and she became a four time Kerrville New Folk Finalist. She also began teaching music and Spanish to kids, which led to a vibrant career as a children’s entertainer and landed her on the Texas Commission on The Arts Artist Roster.
Rusty Nelson grew up on the Gulf Coast – Lafayette, Louisiana and in Corpus Christi, Texas. He spent some time writing and pitching songs in Nashville. In 2009, Sue and Rusty have been writing and performing together since 2009. They live in Austin with two cats and a lot of guitars.
The Museum of the Big Bend is located on the campus of Sul Ross State University at Entrance #4. Visit www.museumofthebigbend.com to learn more and how to become a member!