MEET THE BAND

Left to right: Joe Xiques, Benjamin Morren, Lily Day Morren, and Silas Johnson. The foursome travels the world sharing their unique take on the timeless sounds of the Great American Songbook.

Young Original is an acoustic band with a passion for breathing new life into classic American music.

Since forming in 2022, they’ve delighted audiences across the midwest with their riveting live shows, and dynamic performance videos that have racked up millions of views online. Their original song “Doubt Your Love” was featured in NPR’s Tiny Desk Top Shelf, and their dynamic live concerts have taken them across the United States, performing at the acclaimed Rudy’s Jazz Room in Nashville, Tennesee, the exclusive Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and the historic halls of the University of Pittsburgh. The band features a striking combination of instrumental mastery (on the piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, accordion and cello) and equally stunning vocal harmonies.

 

 

Each member of Young Original is a stunning performer in their own right: Benjamin Morren is a firebrand pianist and composer who plays too many instruments to count; the prodigious Silas Johnson started cello lessons at age 3, and has performed with The Johnson Strings to sold out crowds in Branson and abroad. Joe Xiques is an inventive music producer and creative director who has travelled the world playing bluegrass music on a plethora of instruments. 

 

The unique fusion of jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences has made this group an absolute must-see for all music lovers. Their dynamic performances and laid-back, genuine connection with audiences is worth experiencing for yourself!

JOE XIQUES

Guitarist, producer, creative

BENJAMIN MORREN

Pianist, composer, arranger

SILAS JOHNSON

Cellist, vocalist, visionary